My love for spaghetti carbonara goes way back. I’m talking as soon as I could eat solid food at my Nana’s house for Sunday dinner. It is such a rich, comforting dish that evokes so many memories for me. So this week, in keeping with my recent healthy(ish) diet changes, I made a leaner, more low carb spin on the classic and oh my goodness did I fall in love all over again. It was my childhood reborn basically. It was simple, and best of all on the table in 30 minutes!
Oh my wow is all I have to say about this cauliflower rice carbonara. It was comforting without being heavy, so flavorful, and easy to make and clean up!! Pretty much my perfect dish and I think my Nana Lulu would be proud of it too. Hope you all enjoy it! xoxo
This is such a quick, simple, amazing and low carb cauliflower rice carbonara with lots of bacon, mushrooms, egg and parmesan!
- 8 slices bacon diced small
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley roughly chopped, plus additional for garnish
- 24 ounces frozen cauliflower rice
- 3 whole eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons creme fraiche
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese plus additional parmesan shaved on top
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
Add the diced bacon to a large skillet with deep sides and heat it up over medium high heat. Let it cook and render out the fat until it is crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook them in that bacon fat for another couple of minutes, until they soften. Then add the garlic and parsley to cook for another minute or so to get fragrant. Stir in the cauliflower rice next and let it get tender for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While that all cooks, whisk the eggs, milk, creme fraiche, parmesan, salt and pepper together in a bowl thoroughly. When the cauliflower rice is tender, pour in the sauce and stir continuously until the eggs cook through and the sauce is thick but not scrambled. This only takes 2-3 minutes. Take the pan off of the heat as soon as it is done, then scoop it into pretty bowls. Serve with shaved parmesan and parsley on top and enjoy!
12 thoughts on “Cauliflower Rice Carbonara”
I think this is something I could easily fall in love with. Anytime you can put a healthy spin or a classic, I’m all in. Great recipe.
Absolutely! Thanks very much for the kind feedback :-).
OMG! That looks amazing! I need to try this especially now that I’m eating healthy!
Thank you so much!!
This looks like a great idea! I have never heard about it, but love that it is cauliflower rice instead of regular. This would be a great help healthwise, while still having a super yummy dish.
Thanks very much, I appreciate that!
This looks phenomenal! What an amazing idea! I can’t wait to make this. Brilliant!
Thank you so much!!
I always see the riced cauliflower at Trader Joe’s and pass it by. Next time I’m going to use it for this recipe!
Awesome, please let me know what you think if you try it!! 🙂
YUM! I love trying new cauliflower rice recipes!
Thanks so much!!
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