Sayonara Classic Carbonara!

  • Yield: 4 servings


4quarts water
1teaspoon salt
.50pound dry spaghetti
2tablespoons olive oil
1package tempeh bacon
1whole chopped onion
1whole sliced yellow summer squash
2cups of your favorite marinara sauce
.50cup nutritional yeast flakes
.50cup pine nuts
1teaspoon salt


Boil water and salt for noodles.  Prepare noodles as directed on package.

While the spaghetti is cooking:

Heat oil in large saute pan, add Tempeh bacon when oil is hot, brown Tempeh for 2-3 minutes on each side until crisp and browned.

Set bacon aside

Keeping oil in pan, saute the chopped onion and sliced summer squash for 5 minutes.

Add the marinara sauce and bring to a boil; add the Tempeh after you have diced it into bite size pieces.

Stir in prepared noodles, coat noodles well

For the "Better than Parmesan" topping, add yst, nuts and salt into s small food processor and process until nuts are finely chopped but mixture is still dry. About 10-15 seconds processing time

Portion four servings of Carbonara onto a plate

Add "Better than Parmesan" topping


i sometimes add hot sauce or pepper flakes if i feel spicy!