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Butternut Squash Carbonara

5 ingredients is all you need to make this healthy Butternut Squash Carbonara recipe! Butternut squash is a wonderful substitution for pasta - you won't miss the wheat at all! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 421 kcal


  • 1 whole butternut squash medium sized (spiralize using THIS)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 big strips of bacon preferably thick cut and fatty
  • parsley to top
  • optional but recommended: pastured egg yolk see notes


  • Chop the bacon into small bites and sauté over medium heat.
  • Drain the fat and save for later. Set the bacon aside.
  • Add the butter over medium heat to the same pan.
  • Add the noodles and soften.
  • Add the garlic.
  • Add the bacon and toss it all together.
  • Add salt and pepper, top with parsley if using.


Optional: separate an egg yolk from the white and toss it with the noodles. This adds serious creaminess and nutrients from the yolk. Make sure to use an organic egg from pastured raised hens, and preferably from your local farmer!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 9gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 1513mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 42695IUVitamin C: 85.4mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 3mg
Keyword butternut squash noodles, healthy squash carbonara, spiralized butternut squash
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