Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara | Slimming World

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.

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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.

syn free carbonara | slimming world

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.

syn free carbonara | slimming world

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.

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Since we made this Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara 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.


We used the gammon from our Protein Food Shop hamper, and it was soooooooo nice!

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 Spaghetti Carbonara is Pecorino cheese. Pecorino is FAR superior to Parmesan and brings such a lovely salty flavour.

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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!

syn free carbonara | slimming world

If you fancy something a little bit different you could even add a teaspoon of wholegrain mustard. Just remember to count the Syns.

Syn Free Spaghetti 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
  • Whilst 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.

Some of you love this Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara recipe!

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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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Syn Free Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad | Slimming World
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Syn Free Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta | Slimming World
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Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara | Slimming World
Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake | Slimming World


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Syn free Carbonara | Syn Free Slimming World | 11 Weight Watchers Smart Points | 362Kcal |

Syn Free Spaghetti Carbonara

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  1. Boil the kettle - whilst you're waiting for it to boil chop the onion, mushrooms and bacon
  2. Cook the pasta as per instructions on the pack, and heat a large frying pan with a few sprays of frylight in. Fry the onions till softened, add the mushrooms & gammon and cook till browned slightly
  3. Add the vegetable stock to the frying pan, and cook on high stirring frequently until it reduces by half
  4. Meanwhile in a bowl whisk the eggs, black pepper, Quark and mustard (if you're using it!) - set aside
  5. Drain your pasta once it's cooked and tip into a big bowl, add the cooked onions, mushrooms, remaining stock and gammon - stir well. Slowly add the whisked eggs, Pecorino cheese and Quark making sure to stir constantly. Do not do this on the heat otherwise you'll end up with scrambled egg!!
  6. Once it's all stirred through, add the parsley. Plate up and sprinkle with a little more Pecorino cheese. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Sharon – I’d say just leave out the Quark. Real Carbonara is just egg and nothing else to make it creamy anyway. It will still be delicious I promise!

  1. Mine came out really watery? It didn’t seem to reduce by half? Any ideas? I Chose not to use the quark but did everything else?

    1. Hi Dani
      You may need to simmer it for a bit longer to reduce it further. Also the quark does thicken the stock up a bit so if you don’t use it the sauce will be a bit watery

  2. This looks amazing!!! But also heartbreaking as I was searching with the SP tags and got so excited that this was an SP meal but looking at the ingredients I think it might be under the wrong tag! Will definitely make this when I’m not on SP!!

  3. Made the carbonara for hubby and I and omg it was lush! Doesn’t taste low fat at all and is really filling! I did put a teaspoon of Dijon mustard in and it gave it a good kick! Thanks PON x

    1. Hi Sheila
      Glad you like it! We like to put a bit of wholegrain mustard in ours sometimes for something a bit different

    1. Hi Emma
      The mustard isn’t part of the recipe as such, which is why it isn’t in the ingredients list, but it can be added as an optional extra. This is explained in the write up before the recipe

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe! I didn’t take a picture purely because I made mine slightly more runny as I didn’t reduce the stock enough I’m guessing. But having said that OH MY GOD! This was just the best SW carbonara recipe ever! I wanted to drink the sauce remnants lol. Thanks again!

  5. Hi. Sorry if I sound thick but I’m doing this tonight but just reading the instructions regarding the quark and eggs An not to pour it in over heat, how will the sauce(quark and egg) get warm then if you don’t pour it in with everything else over heat?

    1. Hi Jade
      The heat (and any remaining boiling water) from the just cooked pasta will produce enough heat to warm up the egg and quark mixture, so the eggs won’t be raw. If you cook the egg & quark on a high heat you’ll end up with scrambled egg and the quark will split and curdle

    1. Hi Gillian
      Yes. In fact if you click the up and down arrows in the box that tells you the number of portions the recipe serves, you can then change the number of portions you require and the recipe will adjust accordingly.

    1. Hi Lynne
      Pecorino is a hard cheese made from sheeps milk. It’s similar to parmesan, but it has a slightly nuttier, saltier taste. Most supermarkets will stock it

  6. Hi Kate
    Carbonara is my favourite spaghetti dish and this is by no way the BEST I’ve ever had. Made it tonight, used turkey rashers as I’m not a bacon fan!! Will definitely be making this again 😊

  7. Made this tonight and added a leftover peri peri chicken fillet I had leftover from last night. I couldn’t get Pecorino so used Parmesan. It’s delicious. 🙂

    1. Hi Samantha
      If you’re following the recipe as it appears on the page, to serve 2 people, then it’s 300mls of stock. (Made up with 300mls boiling water and a stock cube.)

  8. THIS WAS DELICIOUS!!!! I have to say I was a bit sceptical. I looooove carbonara and I’m not a great fan of quark. But honestly this was so tasty. It was rich and creamy and amazing flavours. I’m going to make it like this every time from now on. Thank you!!

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