This Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara was one of our very first recipes & we’ve decided to update it a little! We came up with this when we got chatting to someone at our Slimming World group, and this was one of their requests.
Creamy, indulgent and pretty damn tasty! We’ve done a non-dairy version of this in the past, but sometimes you just *need* the creaminess that this dish should have.
When you eat this, you just won’t believe that it’s syn free – we certainly didn’t even though we’d made it. It’s *that* good.
If you’re bothered about eating raw egg, don’t be. The egg is going to cook whilst you stir. But you should avoid this if you’re pregnant – just in case.
Since we made this the first time around, we’ve come to the conclusion that finely chopped gammon is far superior to bacon medallions.
You should (in my opinion), make Carbonara with lardons, but gammon is a VERY close replacement, whilst keeping it Syn free and super Slimming World friendly.
The flavour and quality of the gammon is outstanding! Usually, gammon leaks water when cooked, but there was hardly any.
The other MAJOR addition to this Syn Free Carbonara is Pecorino cheese. Pecorino is FAR superior to Parmesan and brings such a lovely salty flavour.
It’s easier to grate, and 30g of it counts as your HEA. I urge you to try it with this dish. It is AMAZING!
If you fancy something a little bit different you could even add in a teaspoon of mustard. Just remember to count the Syns.
Syn Free Carbonara – Time Saving Tips
- Use gammon – then there’s no trimming fat off fat with a pair of scissors
- Boil the kettle before you do anything – then it’s ready for the pasta
- Whist your cooking the pasta cook the sauce. All in all it’ll take 10 minutes maximum!
- If you haven’t tried one yet, multicookers are great for cooking your pasta. They’re also ideal for steaming, which is perfect for cooking that all important speed veg. You can pick one up on Amazon.
Why not try some of our other amazing pasta dishes?
We have quite a few pasta recipes, and here are few of our favourites;
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