Eating a low-carb diet or no carb diet, while rewarding and healthy, is tough. Sometimes you crave food loaded with carbs and cannot stop thinking about it. The foods you ate before going low-carb haunt you; your body will not take no for an answer. One of the worst offenders is pasta. You do not want to give up your favorite meals, and you do not have to. These 50 recipes give you everything that you love about pasta dishes without a large amount of carbs.
These recipes give you a number of ways to eat a low-carb diet while enjoying pasta. One of the most common ways is to substitute vegetables for pasta. This works remarkably well and can leave you wondering why you missed traditional pasta in the first place. Others remove the pasta all together to give you just the good stuff you loved about the dish. This list shows you how you can reclaim old favorites right alongside ideas for new recipes destined to become favorites. Dig into the list and then get cooking and dig into some pasta.
Check Out These 50 Low-Carb Pasta Recipes to Get You Through Your Cravings!
1. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
With a spiralizer, you can turn your fresh vegetables into a delicious low-carb spaghetti substitute. When you need a quick and easy meal that still impresses, this does the trick. Thin strips of zucchini combined with garlic, shrimp, and lemon juice brings out a fresh and healthy flavor. You might find this light dish in a seafood restaurant, but you can make it yourself in less than 30 minutes.
2. Zucchini Lasagna
Zucchini goes well in other low-carb pasta as well. Lasagna contains the meats and cheese you crave, but the pasta used to make it contains too many carbs. Sliced zucchini stands in very well with its flat slices and ability to soak in flavor. Cheese melts beautifully over it and the zucchini absorbs the oils to spread the taste throughout the dish.
3. Easy Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
Another dish taking advantage of the wonderful zucchini qualities, this alfredo dish will have your taste buds melting. With a touch of both sour cream and cream cheese, you will love how rich and creamy the low-carb noodles turn out.
4. Keto Garlic Gnocchi
Dishes do not get much easier to make than this garlic gnocchi. You only need a little parmesan, garlic, and egg yolks. Not only does these make a low carbohydrate pasta compared to gnocchi, but it also turns out easier to make. While gnocchi can come out gummy if not make perfectly, this recipe comes out with the right chewy texture every time.
5. Single Serve Lasagna in a Bowl
Sometimes you need a simple meal just for you, but you do not have to settle on taste with this recipe. You will not miss the noodles very much because this dish focuses just on the best parts of lasagna, and comes packed full of cheese, meat, and hearty sauce.
6. Paleo Low Barb Carbonara
Another quick and easy meal allows you to live your busy life while adding a little flavor to it. Delicious crispy bacon add to the fresh flavor of the zucchini. But the real secret of this dish lies in what makes it so creamy: the addition of poached eggs to supplement the cream.
7. Blumenkohl Gnocchi
You make this gnocchi from among the best low-carb food around: cauliflower. By adding tender cauliflower to egg yolk, coconut, almond, and nutmeg, you get a nuanced gnocchi that pairs well with a garlicky sauce. This dish provides you something different, with the texture you love in gnocchi and interesting, layered flavors for the low-carb pasta.
8. Low Carb Pasta Salad
Low-carb pasta salad make a perfect cool lunch in the spring or summer. Almost any vegetable works in this dish, so use a variety or stick to your favorite. It makes a perfect lunch at home or out, since it packages much easier than most other low-carb pasta.
9. Pad Thai Salad
Low-carb noodles work equally well for Asian dishes as they do for Italian ones. Tangy and savory at the same time, almost any light protein goes well in this dish. Alongside the winning test, it also contains a large amount of antioxidants and beta-carotene to help make the whole body healthier.
10. Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles
Break out your wok to make this delicious low-carb pasta stir fry. Using zucchini noodles in stir fry will yield a wonderful texture that other uses cannot give. The secret of veggie noodles definitely shows in this dish: you can even fry them to satisfy a craving and they still stay good for you. Throw some sesame seeds on top and you will not ever need to order Chinese food again.