Looking for a new keto noodles recipe? And one that doesn’t call for spaghetti squash as the main ingredient? Well, most people don’t know that you can make delicious low carb egg noodles easily.
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Perhaps you are now a master at making low carb pasta dishes using spaghetti squash.
After perfecting several spaghetti squash recipes, I feel like it’s time to expand my alternative noodle repertoire.
And if you want to take your low carb pasta cooking skills to the next level, it’s easy. You just need eggs and cheese for this keto noodles recipe!
That’s right, the two staples of omelettes combine to form a delectable low carb noodle. Of course, egg noodles aren’t a new health trend.
On the contrary, they’ve been used in Asian recipes for centuries.
Back in the day before my own health transformation, I ate lots of regular dishes at Chinese restaurants made with high carb noodles .
Regular egg noodles = Keto kryptonite
But now that I eat low carb, obviously, wheat flour based noodles are Keto kryptonite. That’s why I decided to come up with a keto noodles recipe.
In fact, one cup of enriched egg noodles contains 40 grams of carbs. Your own body definitely won’t be burning ketone bodies if you eat regular egg noodles.
And who eats just one serving of pasta? Most people eat at least a couple servings. In reality, when people eat regular pasta, they’re creating a high-blood sugar situation.
After eating 100 grams or so of starchy carbs, your body will do one of two things.
In its infinite, innate wisdom, your body will either store the blood sugar as potential energy in your muscles. Or it will store the blood sugar in fat tissue.
If you’re not an Olympic speed skater or swimmer, guess which of the two metabolic pathways will occur?
That’s right, unfortunately, door #2.
Sorry if you already know this, but I feel like it’s worth repeating….
It’s good to remind ourselves from time to time why we embrace the low carb lifestyle.
Alternatives to High Starch Pasta
As I say above, for this keto noodles recipe, I wanted to use something other than spaghetti squash.
I could have used shirataki pasta. Never heard of shirataki? I use it to make gluten free mac n’ cheese.
In case you’re not familiar with shirataki, here’s the quick scoop on it….
It’s made from the bulbous, water-filled root of a wild yam-like plant. Native to Southeast Asia, the plant’s fiber is called glucomannan.
Glucomannan root is shaped into noodles. The noodles contain virtually zero calories and carbs.
Shirataki noodles are tasteless. I know that doesn’t sound very appetizing.
However, the noodles, when prepared correctly, absorb the flavors of whatever sauce you’re using.
And, they help you feel full because they delay stomach emptying. Which is great if you’re trying to control your portions.
Basically, shirataki noodles act like a sponge in your gut. They absorb water from your intestines. (Need proof? This study confirms it.)
Moreover, shirataki noodles lower your blood sugar.
Zoodles? Not this time….
I could have also used spiralized zucchini for this keto noodles recipe. Lord knows it’s in several of my low-carb pasta recipes.
But again, I wanted to test a different alternative to high-starch pasta out.
Also, sometimes, if I’m really hungry, zoodles and spaghetti squash don’t fill me up as much as I’d like.
That’s why for this recipe I’m using something more substantial. If for some reason, you need to limit your calorie intake, you can also try this recipe with one of the above pasta alternatives.
However, if you want to indulge, the healthy way, this recipe will definitely satiate. After just one serving, your ghrelin will take a chill pill. (Ghrelin is the hormone that tells your brain that you are hungry.)
Just like this subheading, this recipe is so cheesy!
If you like cheese, you’re going to love this keto noodles recipe.
There’s not one. Not two. But three different cheeses–cream cheese, Parmesan and “motz.” No, not matzoh cheese (does that even exist?), I’m talking about mozzarella of course.
For optimal health, I try eating raw cheese from time to time. Raw dairy products contain beneficial probiotics.
However, when you’re cooking a dish in the oven, you lose some of the benefits of the raw dairy. Thus, for these types of recipes, I don’t use raw cheese. But I do use organic as much as possible.
Some people are still unsure about eating eggs. Can you eat eggs everyday? Are the yolks bad?
The answer is: it depends on several factors.
For starters, it’s always best to buy organic eggs. And as long as the eggs are organic, go ahead and eat the whole egg.
In fact, the yolk contains most of the nutrition. Unless you have extremely high triglyceride levels, I wouldn’t worry about eating up to a couple whole eggs per day.
Low Carb Egg Noodles – Keto Noodles Recipe
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Enjoy these homemade noodles. And if you’d like to try another low carb option, take a look at this kelp noodle recipe.
Keto Noodles – Low Carb Egg Noodles
- 3 egg yolks
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 33 grams Parmesan cheese freshly grated (about 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
- 37 grams mozzarella cheese freshly grated (about 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
- 1/8 Teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 Teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/8 Teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1/8 Teaspoon ground oregano
- 1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a bowl, beat egg yolks and cream cheese. Add parmesan and mozzarella. Continue beating with a mixer. Sprinkle spices. Continue mixing well.
- In a parchment lined sheet pan, evenly spread egg and cheese mixture. Flatten with a spatula or back of a spoon.
- Place sheet pan in a preheated oven at 475°F and lower heat to 350°F. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Watch closely as you need to avoid overcooking. If small bubbles start to appear, lower heat to 300°F and continue baking for 2 to 3 minutes until all sides and center are done. (You can test for doneness just like testing a cake with a toothpick, if you wish).
- Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Slice according to desired size, using a knife or pizza cutter.
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