Paleo Bacon Carbanara Pasta (Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free & Low Carb)


I am just swimming in a sea of Sprilized Creativity! Come join me!!! Today I went for a nose dive in yellow squash pasta drenched in a creamy  carbonara sauce. This pasta dish is pretty killer, if you ask me!

The trick to this sauce is not letting the eggs get too hot too fast. This is why you need to heat the milk up first and gradually allow the eggs to come to the same temperature. The idea of the sauce is similar to making custards. Patience is definitely required for this recipe to turn out.

Bacon Carbanara Pasta


  • 6 Strips of Bacon, cooked, and crispy
  • 1 Whole Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 1/2 TBSP Heavy Cream or Heavy Coconut Milk from a can
  • 4 tsp Starch (tapioca, arrowroot or potato)
  • 3 Yellow Squash; (spiralized)
  • Peas (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl mix together eggs, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, pour in milk and mix in starch. Do not allow to boil, just heat milk through.
  3. Add milk slowly to egg mixture; whisking constantly; pour back into sauce pan over low heat. Mix until thickened and creamy; set aside.
  4. Using a spiralizer, make yellow squash into pasta
  5. Heat oil in a pan and cook squash. The squash will cook up quickly.
  6. Turn off heat and mix squash with Carbanara sauce.
  7. Sprinkle with bacon.

Brittany Angell

45 comments | Leave your own

  1. Renee

    Just curious how this is dairy free with the heavy cream?

  2. Erin H.

    Any reason not to use spaghetti squash in a pinch?

  3. Karen

    Sounds great, but what’s a spiralizer?
    Where does one buy it?

    1. Robin

      I bought the spiralizer at Williams Sonoma yesterday.

      My family loved this recipe!

  4. Krista

    I love your recipes, thank you so much for all the time and effort and creativity you put into this food. Where can I get a spiral tool? I am guessing amazon, but what is the best one? I have seen a couple recipes that use it.

  5. Kimberly

    I am making this tonight for my family! I can’t wait :).

  6. Brooke

    Just made this tonight and it was the first of your recipes that I’ve made. I’m happy to report back that it was a huge hit! 4 out of 5 of us absolutely loved it, and that never happens!! Before you get bummed that it wasn’t 5 out of 5 of us, it should be mentioned that the kid who didn’t like dinner also happens to not like bacon, peas or cream sauces, so he totally doesn’t count. Gonna go search the site to see what’s for dinner tomorrow!

    NB-I doubled the recipe to feed our family of 5 and had enough left over for my husband to take a big portion for his lunch tomorrow. Total win!

  7. Sara Perkins

    I made this tonight. Flavor was amazing but the sauce was very soupy when it got added to the yellow squash. What did I do wrong. Everyone in our family loved it 4 for 4!

    1. Jessica

      I also thought this dish was amazing, but ran into the same issue with a runny sauce once the squash was mixed. The sauce seemed thick before mixing, I’m assuming I ran into this issue due to water in squash??

  8. Dustin Matthiessen

    In the ingredients list, what is the “1/4 cup plus” referring too?

  9. Amy

    I finally got a paderno spiralizer and am going to try these out on my family tonight, hopefully everyone likes it. but I especially like this recipe because it’s something new and awesome. Thank You 🙂

  10. Candice Harris

    I made this tonight with chicken instead of bacon and peas,i didn’t have bacon and peas 🙁 I noticed the sause was kinda soupy and kinda starchy tasting….good none the less, but just a bit starchy….less starch maybe and more coconut milk? what would you suggest? thank you! It tastes yummy!

  11. Mary

    Any nutrition facts on this as well as servings?

  12. Tracy

    Finally! I’ve been craving carbonara and this was so yummy! I cooked the squash in the bacon grease and it was so tasty! Can’t believe the sauce was so easy with so few ingredients. Just Fantastic! Thank you!

  13. April Grossman

    Is there a subsitute for the starch? I’m on the SCD diet and can not do starch of any kind …. Thanks

    1. Mattie

      I’ve used coconut flour and add xanthum gum in lieu of starch in many of Brittany’s recipes with fantastic results – not sure if these are allowed on your diet or if when using them if recipe is still considered paleo or not – I just need minimal carbs and that works for me. There’s always someone somewhere who would have a problem using some of these ingredients – to thine own self be true. Thank you Brittany for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  14. Larry

    If you had a Pintrest click through, I might actually remember to try your recipes.

  15. Lisa

    Where do U get heavy coconut milk? I’ve only seen lite and regular

  16. leanne

    I have the same question as Lisa. Is regular coconut milk the same as heavy coconut milk!

  17. Busy Paleo Mom

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this one!

  18. Jennifer

    This was my first attempt at using the spiralizer and holy hell, AMAZING! My hubby and I drank the sauce from the bottom of the bowl! Soooooo good!

  19. Tabitha

    Just saw this post/recipe and I’m going back for the yellow squash I turned my nose at yesterday. It sounds like it is good as a spiralized noodle.

    Thank you.

  20. Marcia

    That sounds awesome, thank you! I can’t have dairy but I can have coconut milk. 🙂

  21. Elyse Smith

    Hey! can we use spiralized Zucchini for this ? Thanks x

  22. April

    Deeelish! Made this last night and my hubs *loved* it!

  23. Elena

    Love the recipe…however, coconut milk can be a bit overpowering. To balance the flavors and give a more authentic Italian flavor I substituted the onion powder and garlic powder with fresh ingredients. After cooking the bacon, I removed it from the pan to drain and added half of a chopped onion and chopped garlic to brown.(drain off bacon fat if there is too much in the pan)Continue to combine all ingredients as directed…Yummy!

  24. Karen Heims

    Can you use coconut flour instead? I don’t have access to starch

  25. joan tomasso

    there is no serving – is this for one person or how many thank you

  26. Stacie

    It’s delicious! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  27. Lisette Kremer

    Made this today with sweet patato in stead of squash, was extremely good.
    My fussy kids love it two! Thank you for the recipe!!

  28. Richelle

    This cant be dairy free if it includes eggs. Dairy includes eggs- it can be lactose free if you use eggs and coconut milk but not dairy free.

    1. mel

      Eggs are protien not dairy

  29. Jill

    I’ve got eggs, I’ve got coconut milk, (I’ll use sweet potato or zucchini instead of squash as that’s what I have on hand) and I’m gonna make this killer recipe this weekend!! Looks easy peasy!! Thanks for the repost!! 🙂

  30. Sierra

    This recipe uses eggs so is it truly dairy free? Sounds great tho!

  31. Angela

    I made this recipe last night and it was phenomenal!
    I rarely make recipes, but your website is so inspiring that I got myself in the kitchen and I did it!
    Thank you so much for creating these amazing, delightful meals…I am so grateful I found your website! I’ve never been this excited about healthy food before! You’ve opened up a whole new world!
    All the best to you

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