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Dairy-Free Carbonara Delight: A Hearty Vegan Carbonara Recipe

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Embrace the comfort of a classic Italian dish with this delectable vegan carbonara recipe that won’t compromise your plant-based lifestyle.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need bacon and eggs to enjoy a delicious carbonara. With a few simple swaps, you can create a scrumptious vegan carbonara that’s just as satisfying as the traditional version. Indulge in this easy-to-follow, dairy-free carbonara recipe that’s perfect for those following a plant-based, vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.

Vegan Carbonara Recipe Ingredients

Serves: 3 hearty portions

For an even more eco-friendly vegan carbonara, choose organic and fairtrade products whenever possible. Opt for locally grown fruits and vegetables to reduce your carbon footprint and savor the freshest flavors.

How to Make Dairy-Free Carbonara in Just 30 Minutes

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For dairy-free carbonara, start by cooking your spaghetti according to the directions on the packaging. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay – Picjumbo)

Vegan carbonara is easy to prepare and only takes about 30 minutes. 


  1. Boil salted water in a large pot and cook your spaghetti according to the package instructions, typically for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Once the spaghetti is cooked to your desired tenderness, carefully drain the boiling water from the pasta using a colander. Give the pasta a gentle shake to remove excess water.
  3. While the pasta cooks, peel and chop the garlic and dice the onion.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. After about two minutes, toss in the smoked tofu and cook until lightly browned.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the plant-based milk, flour and nutritional yeast. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into the frying pan and let it reduce for a few minutes to thicken the sauce.
  7. Add the drained spaghetti to the pan, stirring to ensure even sauce distribution.
  8. Season your vegan carbonara with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!

    Flavor-boosting extras: If you have a kitchen herb garden, garnish this dairy-free carbonara dish with parsley or another fresh green herb before serving. You can also add fried mushrooms, tempeh bacon or a vegan parmesan substitute for even more depth of flavor.

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