Beautiful zucchini carbonara from Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life (page 134) by Jamie Oliver

  • Parmesan cheese
  • heavy cream
  • pancetta
  • penne pasta
  • thyme
  • zucchini
  • eggs
  • yellow squash

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Notes about this recipe

  • Rutabaga on July 17, 2019

    This makes a nice simple dinner, and was a more palatable way for my eight-year-old to eat zucchini (he initially complained about its presence, but then ate it all). Oddly, the recipe says to add oil to the pan when cooking the bacon, but bacon has plenty of fat of its own. I just used the bacon fat, which gave the zucchini great flavor.

  • jenniwa on June 23, 2016

    Same amount of pasta and pancetta. Twice as much zucchini. Think there should be even more zucchini.

  • ithyt on October 06, 2015

    2.14 Scrummy - great use of zucchini.

  • Summerlandsky on July 04, 2015

    An absolute household staple. One of the first things I make when zucchini starts coming on in the garden. My only gripe is the nature of the sauce makes for poor leftovers.

  • JennyR on February 05, 2014

    No squash in the UK recipe.

  • Melanie on September 28, 2013

    So yum - creamy and full of flavour. The zucchini takes on the flavour of the pancetta while in the pan. I used thin slices of pancetta and shaved the zucchini with a vegetable peeler before chopping roughly. Thyme isn't necessary.

  • Vanessa on May 22, 2011

    One of our family faves. Even teen-aged boys like it, and its a good way to get through some of the overload of summer zucchini. Also good with other veggies added (fava beans go especially well).

  • melissabazley on April 22, 2011

    Good, hearty pasta. Flavour needs tweaking a bit...not bad, and very quick to make

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