Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

Diner · Italian Restaurant · Sandwich Shop · Pizza Place

Zucchini Pasta Carbonara

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The Savoury Starving Student

There are just some meals that will always be comfort food for me.

Stroganoff meatballs, a childhood classic, is one of my favourite meals that reminds me of home. Another fan favourite is Carbonara. While this wasn’t a meal that I had growing up, it is one that will always remind me of backpacking through Europe with my wonderful friend Hilary. During a stay in Amsterdam, we whipped up a batch after spending the day exploring the city by bicycle.


I decided to try out this version for Carbonara for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that it looked healthier (if only slightly) than the average Carbonara recipe. I mean it incorporates zucchini so it must be good for you right? Secondly, the recipe calls for zucchini, one of my favourite vegetables. Thirdly, I had some pancetta lying around in the back of the fridge and this was the perfect…

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Author: Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

We specializes in rustic-style pizzas, calzones and "pastazones," which are calzones stuffed with pasta. We also serve "pizzinis" -- house-made flatbread sandwiches that are "stacked and packed" with fillings like meatballs and barbecued chicken. Our pasta specialties include chicken Alfredo, pasta pomodora, mac & cheese, ravioli and lasagna. Finish it all off with cheesecake, brownies or tiramisu for dessert

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