Spiralized Kohlrabi Carbonara

Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Spiralized Kohlrabi Carbonara
Spiralized Kohlrabi Carbonara


  • 12 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ pounds kohlrabi, peeled and spiralized using the 3mm blade
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley


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  1. Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium heat, stirring often, until it starts to get crispy, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is softened, about 3 more minutes.
  2. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the kohlrabi, tossing until evenly coated. Cook for another few minutes, stirring often, until the kohlrabi is slightly softened.
  3. Lower the heat to low, crack the egg in the pan, and toss vigorously so the kohlrabi is evenly coated and the egg doesn’t scramble.
  4. Stir in the Parmesan and remove from the heat. Serve garnished with chopped parsley and additional grated Parmesan.
Mealthy tip:

You can of course substitute cooked spaghetti for the kohlrabi for a more traditional take on carbonara.


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Jennifer Ingram says:

I've just become a fan of carbonara, after realizing how EASY it truly is to do at home. I didn't have kohlrabi, so just used spaghetti. Another change - I needed to use up some prosciutto (instead of bacon), which was tasty, and kept the fat content down compared to bacon. When adding the egg, I found it's quite hard not to scramble it and have to practice much patience with low heat - but this definitely pays off! Also keeping some pasta water to add with the egg helps add creaminess. Simple! Elegant.

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Laura Griffin says:

I found kohlrabi at the Farmer's Market so decided to try this recipe. A hearty plant for a hearty dish! The use of bacon for the carbonara was delicious. Cooking the kohlrabi in the bacon grease made everything so flavorful. I definitely recommend this recipe, it's so easy, you can't go wrong.

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Sarah Gray says:

You had me at (turkey) bacon. Such a good recipe! Spiralizing the kohlrabi was a great idea. I've only ever had kohlrabi slaw, so this was a nice surprise.

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Anthony Cohen says:

Couldn't find kohlrabi, but spaghetti noodles worked fine. You can't really go wrong with bacon and pasta. This is great for date nights, dinner parties, and the like.

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Steven Gomes says:

Love the spin on carbonara. Kohlrabi tastes great and is a lighter, low carb alternative. I added lots of grated cheese on top and salty bacon.