Try This Simple Low Carb Meal: Keto Bacon Cacio e Pepe

I love easy one-skillet dinners!

Cacio e Pepe is a super simple and tasty Italian classic that means “cheese and pepper” in English. This keto baco version is delicious – and replacing traditional noodles with spiralized veggies is both healthy and yummy. Enjoy!

 

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Bacon Cacio e Pepe
Course Keto, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized squash or zucchinis spiralized
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese grated
  • fresh ground black pepper
Course Keto, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized squash or zucchinis spiralized
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese grated
  • fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a skillet on the stove and transfer to a paper towel to drain. Remove most of the bacon grease leaving about tablespoon in the pan.
  2. With the skillet on med/high, add garlic and red paper flakes for about 30 seconds. Add the noodles and toss in the pan for a couple of minutes to cook. Season noodles with pepper and also add the Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine and divide on two plates.
  3. Serve with crumbled bacon, more cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Inspiralized.com

If you enjoy cooking with spiralized veggies & fruits AND are looking for an awesome kitchen tool to prepare them with, check out one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, The Inspiralizer (I ordered this after cutting my finger on a smaller, hand held spiralizer, and I never went back). You can grab this gadget on Amazon or directly from the Inspiralized site.

If you’re looking for something a bit less expensive, be sure to check out Collin’s recent Facebook live video where she shows off her favorite kitchen gadget for making veggie noodles.

The Inspiralizer makes four different types of noodle shapes, it’s very sturdy, and it’s also easy to clean. What a yummy way to prepare veggies even my kids will eat! It’s also fun to experiment with different veggies and sauces.

Looking for more ideas? The Inspiralized Cookbook by Ali Maffucci has lots of beautifully written and easy to follow recipes and ideas, including this Bacon Cacio e Pepe recipe.

 

Do you like spiralizing veggies? 😊


Nutrition Facts
Bacon Cacio e Pepe
Amount Per Serving (2g)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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