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Low FODMAP Saffron Spaghetti Cabonara

Comments : 10 Posted in : Dinner, Italian on by : Bryony Campion Tags: , , , ,

This luxurious creamy carbonara style dish is naturally low in FODMAPs when made with wheat free, gluten free pasta.  The saffron gives it a glowing yellow colour and distictive flavour but could be missed out if you didn’t happen to have any in the cupboard!


Serves 4

  • 350g gluten free, wheat free spaghetti
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic infused oil
  • large pinch saffron strands
  • 150g smoked bacon cooked and cut into strips
  • 200ml double cream
  • 50g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg yolks

To serve:

  • 50g extra freshly grated Parsmesan cheese


  1. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water until al dente, drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, place the saffron strands in a cup with 2tbsp boiling water and leave to soak for a few minutes.
  3. Place the saffron, soaking water, bacon strips, cream, garlic infused oil and Parmesan into a pan and gently warm through stirring all the time.
  4. Once the sauce begins to bubble remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and stir in well.
  7. Serve in bowls with a garnish of extra Parmesan.





10 thoughts

  • Claire
    May 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Double Cream? Isn’t this on teh foods to avoid list? 🙁

    • admin
      June 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Claire, we work from the Kings College London lists and cream is on their OK list as it is naturally low in lactose (although of course it’s still high in saturated fat so just for treats not everyday!)

      • victoria
        October 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm

        you can buy lactose free cream in supermarkets in the uk, the brand ‘lactofree’ do all sorts – milk, cheese, butter, cream ect

  • October 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    tried and tested and I must say not bad at all, I used lacto free cream and served with grilled g/f ciabatta topped with cheese and drizzled with garlic infused oil.

    • admin
      May 27, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Brilliant modifications – we love to hear feedback about our recipes!

  • Caitlin
    October 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I was wondering as I’m sure lactose is a main trigger would it still taste yummy if swapped parmaesean cheese and cream for lactose free soft cheese would they still have same effect (taste) 🙂 thanks I have servere ibs so try everything!

    • admin
      May 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

      We’d love to know how it turns out!

  • Tiffany
    May 19, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Garlic infused oil? Aren’t you meant to avoid garlic in anyform altogether?

    • admin
      May 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for your questions, garlic infused oil contins the flavour of the garlic but the FODMAPs are left behind in the solid part of the garlic so it should be safe to use!

  • Mary Hunt
    September 21, 2015 at 2:28 am

    What oil do you use & how much garlic do you put in the bottle to make the garlic infused oil