Onion Carbonara
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Serves: 6
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • ½ cup organic butter OR bacon fat (or other dairy free fat)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese OR Nutritional Yeast (if dairy free)
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • Thyme or Parsley for garnish
  1. Peel the onions and slice into rings and then cut each ring open.
  2. Place the bacon in a large saute pan. Place the onions on top and saute the onions until soft and a touch "caramelized" but not brown.
  3. Remove the onions and bacon from the saute pan. Chop the cooked bacon into small pieces. Set aside
  4. NOTE: You can "steam" the onions by heating 2 cups of water in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Place the onions in a steamer basket over the boiling water and steam for 5 minutes or until soft. But the steamed onions have a stronger onion flavor in this dish.
  5. Place the organic butter (or dairy free fat) in the saute pan over medium heat until it’s melted.
  6. Add the cooked onions, salt and pepper to the fat.
  7. Saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat.
  9. Add in shredded cheese/nutritional yeast.
  10. Whisk in egg yolk, which will thicken the sauce.
  11. Stir in the bacon crumbles.
  12. Plate and garnish with herbs.
Traditional Carbonara = 423 calories, 20g fat, 8g protein, 47.5g carbs
"Healthified" Carbonara = 193 calories, 18.4g fat, 3.5g protein, 3.8g carb, 0.8g fiber

(85% fat, 7.3% protein, 7.7% carbs)
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/onion-carbonara/