• Serves 6
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


A quick delicious dairy free Carbonara recipe. The flavour of the coconut cream is really mild, and guests can’t tell the difference.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 400 g diced chicken breast/thigh
  • 250 g bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 400g tin coconut cream
  • 500g fresh pasta
  • 20g oil


  1. Fry onion, garlic, bacon and chicken together until cooked in a frypan.
  2. Add the coconut cream and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  3. Whilst the sauce is simmering cook your pasta. If using fresh pasta bring water to boil add a pinch of salt then add the pasta. Fresh pasta only takes a few minutes. You know when pasta is cooked as it floats. If using dried pasta follow the instructions n the packet.
  4. Combine the cooked pasta and sauce and serve immediately.


A quick simply meal the family will love. You can sub coconut cream with milk. You want a runny consistancy so the sauce coats the pasta nicely.

  • Now here’s a great idea!


  • Your chicken carbonara look’s delicious and a favourite! Thanks.


  • Wow, I’d really be interested to test this one


  • An interesting twist on a traditional favourite.


  • I am yet to try coconut cream – I like the sound of this.. Does it taste really coconutty?


  • this is a great alternative recipe. i like it and also good for when the fridge is a bit emptier


  • Good recipe, why should the dairy free miss out on this classic.


  • you are a superstar – love all your recipes


  • ooooh so yummm give me pasta any day


  • Great alternative to dairy using coconut cream


  • Oh yum! Am interested to see how this tastes with the use of coconut cream!


  • I would love to try this! Never considered using coconut cream. Will see how it goes. Thanks for sharing!


  • I just love carbonara and trying all different versions


  • What a great dairy free recipe. Also egg free too.
    How strong is the coconut flavour please?

    • The coconut flavour is very mild with the coconut cream/milk I use. This may vary slightly depending on the coconut milk you use. The higher the coconut content the stronger the flavour :)


  • The coconut cream sounds like a good replacement for the dairy cream. A good recipe.


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