This Keto Bacon Cacio e Pepe is So Simple!
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I love easy one-skillet dinners!
This keto bacon Cacio e Pepe is a super simple and tasty Italian classic that means “cheese and pepper” in English. This keto bacon version is delicious – and replacing traditional noodles with spiralized veggies is both healthy and yummy. Enjoy!
- The best way to make squash and zucchini noodles is by using a spiralizer, and I think it’s fun to do! There’s lots of spiralizers on Amazon to choose from if you don’t have one. We love this highly-rated OXO spiralizer, as it’s easy to use right out of the box, and cleans up easily.
- In a pinch, look for bags of zucchini that are already spiralized, at your grocery store!
- Salt brings out moisture in squash and zucchini when cooking, so add a touch of salt if desired, after cooking to avoid soggy texture.
Keto Bacon Cacio e Pepe
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 25 MINUTES
Spiralized squash noodles cooked with garlic, olive oil, topped with parmesan and bacon.
- 8 slices bacon
- 4 medium-sized squash or zucchini, spiralized
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
- fresh ground black pepper
Cook bacon in a skillet on the stove and transfer to a paper towel to drain. Remove most of the bacon grease, leaving about a tablespoon in the pan.
With the skillet over medium/high heat, add garlic and red pepper 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 between two plates.
Serve with crumbled bacon, more cheese, and red pepper flakes if desired. Salt to taste.
Yield: 4, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 173 Calories | 13g Fat | 2g Total Carbs | 0.1g Fiber | 12g Protein | 1.9g Net Carbs
This keto meal is a family favorite, for sure!
Not only does it look beautiful, it tastes YUM. The kids like eating these “noodles”, and I appreciate how easy and delicious this simple idea is!