Open Carbonara

Open Carbonara

Carbonara is a dish that is loved around the world.

Guanciale, Pecorino Romano cheese, eggs, salt and pepper: 5 ingredients that conquered many palates. But whether for health conditions, culture or personal choices, the recipe that so many love cannot be enjoyed by everyone.

That's why this year, to celebrate Carbonara Day, we created an alternative carbonara recipe to finally turn one of the most loved pasta dishes into a version that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. Your dish, your way.

The Recipe

Together with a team of international chefs, we created a delicious, alternative carbonara recipe inspired by the original one, but Kosher, Vegan, lactose free and gluten free, so that many more people around the world can finally enjoy it.

Egg Bacon Cheese and pepper
A picture of the purple saffron flower used as an egg substitute.

Egg Substitution

To recreate the creaminess of the eggs we used mashed potatoes, water and saffron.

Soy in a blue bowl.

Guanciale Substitution

The crunchiness of the guanciale was made using toasted soy.

Celeriac in a blue circle.

Cheese Substitution

Pecorino Romano cheese was substituted with dried celeriac.

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Carbonara sprinkled with cheese and pepper in a rustic blue bowl.

Open Carbonara is a delicious alternative to the original recipe, with ingredients that many more people can eat.

The Squad

Led by Marco Martini, the squad consists of six renowned chefs coming from different parts of the world, with different cultures and culinary traditions.

Specialized in Kosher and Vegan cuisine, each of them brought to the table a different expertise to create the Open Carbonara recipe and turn one of the most loved pasta dishes into a version that can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

Bowl of pasta with a creamy sauce, on a pink plate sitting on a white, red and blue tablecloth.

We created Open Carbonara because we believe that a sign of love becomes truly meaningful when it can be experienced by as many people as possible.

But we couldn't stop there. Barilla always cherishes people coming together at the same table. That's why we created Open Recipes: our new platform that transforms your most beloved traditional pasta recipes with alternative options that many more people can enjoy together.

Stay tuned to discover Open Recipes. Your dish, your way.