One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

If you ask me, any pasta recipe I can make in a single pot is a dream. And this gluten-free one-pot pasta, with an easy and interesting take on pasta carbonara, can bring your next weeknight meal to new heights. The pasta is coated in a silky and creamy egg yolk sauce with savory crunch from crispy prosciutto and pancetta. This is a decadent dinner that comes together in a snap.

One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

How to Make One-Pot Carbonara

If you have a big pot and a few key ingredients, you can pull this weeknight pasta together in under 20 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to make gluten-free carbonara:

  • Pancetta. This is a form of Italian cured ham. It’s made with pork belly and adds a luscious, meaty flavor to the dish. 
  • Prosciutto. Thin slices of good-quality prosciutto infuse your pasta dish with rich flavor. It also adds delicious pops of saltiness. 
  • Chicken stock. You can use store-bought stock or make your own. 
  • Gluten-free spaghetti. My go-to brand for gluten-free pasta is Jovial, which is made in Italy. 
  • Garlic. This is not a traditional carbonara ingredient, but I love the flavor. 
  • Half and half. To build the creamy pasta sauce.
  • Egg yolks. These create a smooth emulsion with the half and half to coat each noodle perfectly. 
  • Parmesan cheese. It wouldn’t be carbonara without a generous dusting of grated parm!
  • Parsley. For a pop of herby green on top.
  • English peas. I love the contrast of fresh green peas with the meaty pasta sauce.
One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

Yield: 10 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This simple and quick version of pasta carbonara takes just a few minutes to prep but packs all the flavor you expect from classic Carbonara. It’s savory and meaty thanks to pancetta, prosciutto, and parmesan cheese, with a hit of freshness from English peas. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can whip up this comforting, creamy tomato-free pasta for dinner tonight.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced pancetta
  • 1 cup prosciutto, thinly sliced into strips
  • 3 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 box gluten-free Jovial spaghetti
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (good quality), plus more for garnish
  • ¾ cup English peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cracked coarse black pepper
  • Salt to taste


    1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta and prosciutto and cook for 4-5 minutes, until crispy. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside on a paper towel.
    2. Add the chicken stock to the empty pot and bring it to a boil. Add the spaghetti and minced garlic and cook according to the instructions on the pasta packaging. The spaghetti should be tender and absorb most of the stock.
    3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks with the half & half.
    4. Reduce the heat to low and add the egg mixture, stirring frequently (be careful to not overbeat or the eggs will scramble).
    5. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until melted and well incorporated. Add the pancetta, prosciutto, peas, and parsley. Season to taste.
    6. Serve the pasta immediately with chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese on top.

Ingredient Swaps

This recipe is forgiving, so if you don’t have every ingredient here are a few easy swaps to make:

  • You can use regular pasta instead of gluten-free if you’re not avoiding gluten. 
  • If you can’t find pancetta, you can substitute thick-cut bacon. 
  • You can cook your pasta in water if you don’t have chicken stock, but the stock adds a ton of flavor to your sauce.
  • For a richer sauce, use light cream instead of half and half. Or, for a lighter sauce, try whole milk.

One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

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One Pot Gluten-Free Spaghetti Carbonara

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