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Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe

Looking for a cozy yet guilt-free meal to enjoy any time of the day? Look no further than this delectable Fettuccine Carbonara recipe! Whether it’s a comforting dinner after a long day or a weekend brunch with loved ones, this dish ticks all the boxes for flavor, satisfaction, and keto-friendliness. Dive into the world of rich, creamy sauces, crispy pancetta, and perfectly al dente pasta, all without straying from your low-carb lifestyle. Let’s delve into the magic of this classic Italian favorite with a keto twist!

Fettuccine Carbonara

Indulge in a keto-friendly twist on the classic Fettuccine Carbonara, where every bite is a celebration of savory flavors and creamy textures.


  • Great Low Carb Fettuccine
  • Diced pancetta
  • Egg yolks
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Reserved pasta water
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the Pasta: Cook the Great Low Carb Fettuccine according to the package instructions until it’s perfectly al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook the Pancetta: In a skillet over medium heat, fry the diced pancetta until it turns crispy and releases its flavorful drippings. Once done, remove the crispy pancetta from the skillet and set it aside.
  3. Create the Sauce: In a bowl, temper the egg yolks by slowly adding a small amount of the reserved pasta water while whisking vigorously. This helps prevent the eggs from scrambling when added to the hot pasta.
  4. Combine Ingredients: In the skillet with the pancetta drippings, add the cooked fettuccine. Toss the pasta until it’s coated with the delicious drippings.
  5. Add the Sauce: Pour the tempered egg yolks over the pasta and quickly toss to combine. The residual heat will cook the eggs into a creamy, luscious sauce.
  6. Finish with Flair: Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta and toss once more to incorporate. Add the crispy pancetta back into the skillet and give everything a final toss. Finish off with a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper for that extra kick.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Plate the Fettuccine Carbonara and garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and black pepper if desired. Serve hot and savor every bite of this keto masterpiece!

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Great Low Carb Fettuccine: Each serving typically contains around 7 grams of net carbs.
  • Diced pancetta: Each serving usually has less than 1 gram of net carbs.
  • Egg yolks: Approximately 0.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: Roughly 1 gram of net carbs per serving.
  • Reserved pasta water: Minimal carb content, negligible impact.
  • Freshly ground black pepper: Virtually carb-free, adding negligible carbs to the dish.


With this keto-friendly Fettuccine Carbonara recipe, you can enjoy the timeless flavors of Italy while staying true to your low-carb lifestyle. Whether it’s a weekday dinner or a special gathering, this dish is sure to impress with its creamy sauce, crispy pancetta, and satisfying taste. Say “arrivederci” to carb-heavy alternatives and “buon appetito” to a healthier, happier you!

Recipe and Image By: @patrickmaese

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