Spaghetti and Zucchini Carbonara

Preparation info
  • Makes


    adult portions
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

We love carbonara in our house, but the traditional rich, creamy version is sometimes a bit too much for midweek. Try this lighter option if you’re a fan—it even contributes to your daily vegetable total.


  • 9 ounce dry spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup<


  1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and return to a boil. Leave to boil about 10 minutes until it is just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and fry 5 to 8 minutes until golden. Add the zucchini and garlic and fry a couple of minutes to take away the initial rawness.
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