vegan spaghetti carbonara

Healthy spaghetti carbonara

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian


This is the CREAMIEST EVER sauce topped off on a delicious bowl of spaghetti. mmm…



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight then drained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 portions of spaghetti (about 8 oz)
  • 5 strips Lightlife bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white miso paste
  • 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped


  1. Blend the cashews and water in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy, for about a minute. Set aside.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving  1/2 cup pasta water.
  3. Cook Lightlife bacon in a pan on medium-high heat on each side for 2 minutes until browned.
  4. Remove from the pan and chop into small pieces.
  5. Heat the olive oil in the pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then reduce heat to medium and add the bacon pieces, cashew cream, pasta water salt, pepper, and miso paste.
  6. Mix until well combined and let cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the spaghetti and parsley and toss everything together.
  8. Serve immediately.


To bring more flavour to your pasta salt the pasta water before cooking your spaghetti!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 385
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 18g

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