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Vegan Carbonara

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Vegan Carbonara

15 minutes total

If you're in the mood for a delectable pasta dish that's perfect for Vegans and non-Vegans alike, look no further than our Vegan-friendly carbonara recipe! This creamy and savory recipe is made with only the finest plant-based ingredients and is incredibly easy to prepare. So why not treat yourself to a delicious meal that's both healthy and satisfying? Just follow our simple recipe and get ready to savor every bite!



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Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
250 g Eggplant (1 medium size)
10 ml Soy sauce or Tamari sauce
200 g Vegetal cream
5 g Kala Namak
10 ml E.V.O.
To taste Black pepper
To taste Salt


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions.


Step 1

Here are six easy steps to cook a delicious and Vegan carbonara pasta:

Step 2

Boil 320 g of Spaghetti in salted water until the are perfectly "al dente." A very important tip: set aside some of the cooking water in a cup for later.

  • Spaghetti

Step 3

In a dedicate pan, toast the turmeric and Kala Namak for 30 seconds . Then, pour in the plant-based cream. Stir everything well on low heat, to prevent the burning of the delicate ingredients. Finally, stir until the sauce turns into a rich, egg yolk yellow color.

  • Turmeric
  • Kala Namak
  • Vegetal Cream

Step 4

Now, chop the eggplant into 1 cm wide chunks. Stir fry in a pan with the extra-virgin olive oil until golden brown. It shouldn’t take much longer than 10 minutes.

  • Eggplant
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Step 5

At the last minute, add the soy or Tamari sauce. Stir fry for a few seconds more.

  • Soy sauce

Step 6

Drain the Spaghetti and toss together with the turmeric and cream mixture. Adjust saltiness to taste by adding a little of the cooking water.

Step 7

Serve in a bowl and top with an abundant portion of stir fried eggplants. Sprinkle with black pepper and salt to taste and get ready to enjoy a perfect vegan-friendly pasta Carbonara!

  • Salt
  • Pepper

Passive cooking

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Vegan carbonara pasta is a plant-based version of the classic Italian dish. Instead of eggs and cheese, a creamy and cheesy sauce can be made using Vegan-friendly ingredients like eggplant and plant-based cream. With a few simple substitutions, it's possible to enjoy a Vegan version of this beloved pasta dish that is just as rich and flavourful as the original.

Spaghetti No. 5

Since 1877 Barilla produces semolina pasta with the utmost attention to quality. Indeed, today as then, Barilla selects the best hard grains and carefully monitors all the stages of processing. Because it is only thanks to this care that a pasta is created with the ideal consistency, which best holds the baking and guarantees excellent results in all kinds of preparation.

  • Shape Sèaghetti
  • Cook time 9 mins
  • Pack size 500g