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Bacon-Zucchini Carbonara Recipe

Posted February 13, 2019

Photo ofBacon-Zucchini Carbonara Recipeby Tender Belly

Zoodles are all the rage these days and Tender Belly is hopping on board! Spiralized zucchini noodles are loaded with B vitamins, which boost your cognitive health and metabolism. They also help improve digestion while staying low in calories and carbs, and are a high source of antioxidants and vitamin C.

RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

4 GUESTS

PREP TIME: 4 minutes 

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

PREP METHOD: 

  1. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, turning, until crispy, 8-10 minutes. Remove to plate to rest. Once cooled, chop bacon into medium dice.
  2. Pour off all but 1 teaspoon of bacon grease.
  3. On medium heat, sauté the garlic for 30 seconds. Add zucchini, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Thoroughly whisk together half-and-half with cornstarch, add to skillet, cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add bacon, peas, parmesan and salt, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese and black pepper. Add red pepper flakes for some spice. Enjoy! 

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