Plate of carbonara pasta
Carbonara Sauce Doesn't Just Belong On Pasta Noodles
Traditionally served with spaghetti, linguine, or bucatini, carbonara sauce pairs well with other grains, such as Arborio rice for a rich risotto, or even ramen noodles.
If you’re trying to get your veggies in, carbonara is an excellent pairing for zucchini noodles or other veggies. Just be sure to salt the noodles to draw out excess water.
For a bit more protein, serve carbonara over meat like chicken breasts. In place of pasta water, cornstarch and water works to thin out the sauce if needed.