Want to use keto noodles that aren’t spaghetti squash or spiralized zucchini? With this delicious low carb noodles recipe, it’s easy to make your own keto pasta!
And because these low carb pasta behave just like traditional pasta, you can serve them with your favorite sauces and toppings.
I’ve already mastered making dishes like spaghetti squash lasagna with pasta alternatives like zucchini noodles and shirataki. But now I feel like it’s time to expand my options with my own homemade low carb pasta options. That’s why I came up with this egg and cheese based keto noodles recipe.
That’s right, the two staples of omelettes combine to form delectable low carb egg noodles. But don’t worry, they aren’t too eggy because only the yolks are used and spices are added to enhance the flavor. And there’s plenty of cheese!
Total Carbs in these Low Carb Noodles
One cup of enriched wheat noodles contains about 40 grams of carbs. Your body definitely won’t be in ketosis if you indulge in them.
But with this keto noodles recipe, a similar serving will only set you back about 1 gram of total carbs. That means you can go ahead and have a double serving of this pasta dish without any worries!
How to Make Keto Noodles
- Beat egg yolks and cream cheese in a medium bowl.
- Add in parmesan and mozzarella cheese while beating.
- Sprinkle in spices with the mixer still beating.
- Spread the mixture out on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
- Bake for 5 to 8 minutes keeping an eye on it. The temperature should be lowered if any bubbles appear. Baking is done when all the sides and center are fully cooked using a toothpick method similar to cake testing.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Other Alternatives to High Starch Pasta
As I stated above, for this keto noodles recipe, I wanted to use something other than spaghetti squash, zoodles, or shiratake. However, I’ve also experimented with my own kelp noodle recipe too!
However, this is my go-to low carb pasta recipe. Its super easy to make, low carb (obviously!) and better tasting than the vegetable alternatives.
The quick scoop on shiratake pasta
Most people are familiar with using noodles made from low carb veggies, but you may not know much about shirataki? It’s the keto pasta that I use to make gluten free mac n’ cheese.
It’s made from the bulbous, water-filled root of the wild yam-like konjac plant. The fiber component of the root is called glucomannan and it’s what’s used to make shiratake. These noodles contain virtually zero calories and carbs!
Shirataki noodles are tasteless. However, the noodles, when prepared correctly, absorb the flavors of whatever sauce you’re using.
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.)
Why not use zoodles?
I could have also used spiralized zucchini for this keto noodles recipe. It’s already an ingredient 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, this recipe will definitely satisfy hunger. And the carbs are lower than any of the vegetable noodle options.
Why I love this recipe
If you like cheese as much as I do, you’re going to love this keto noodles recipe. There’s not one. Not two. But three different cheeses–cream cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella.
I’ve developed a sensitivity to egg whites so that’s the main reason why the recipe only calls for yolks. But the yolk also contains most of the nutrition.
These homemade low carb noodles may not be suitable for all your spaghetti squash recipes. However, I enjoy them topped with keto marinara sauce or keto ground beef stroganoff. You can also pair them with some low carb alfredo sauce.
Having the following kitchen items on hand will make the recipe go smoothly.
- Use Parchment paper to line the baking sheet
- A spatula or spoon makes it easy to spread out the noodle mixture.
- You'll want a sharp knife or pizza cutter handy to slice the baked mix into noodles.
- Grab a sheet pan with rimmed edges for baking.
- Use a medium to large bowl is for mixing.
- Have an electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients well.
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Keto Noodles - Low Carb Egg Noodles
- 3 egg yolks
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- 33 grams Parmesan cheese freshly grated (about ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons)
- 37 grams mozzarella cheese freshly grated (about ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons)
- ⅛ Teaspoon dried basil
- ⅛ Teaspoon dried marjoram
- ⅛ Teaspoon dried tarragon
- ⅛ Teaspoon ground oregano
- ⅛ 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. Serve with sauce, if desired.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 0.25 [calories] => 165 [carbohydrates] => 1 [protein] => 11 [fat] => 12 [saturated_fat] => 6 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 0 [monounsaturated_fat] => 0 [trans_fat] => 0 [cholesterol] => 175 [sodium] => 326 [potassium] => 35 [fiber] => 0 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 465 [vitamin_c] => 0 [calcium] => 263 [iron] => 0.6 [serving_unit] => recipe )
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Will never need to try another recipe. So Yummy!
what cheese can i use instead of parmesan
You'd need another hard cheese like asiago or romano.
These are amazing! Used in my homemade chicken soup! Will use a lot! Great flavor! THANK YOU!
Doesn’t tell you how to cook the noodles before serving. I’m assuming you boil them but for how long?
The noodles are eaten after prepared. Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave on medium power for about 30 to 90 seconds.
Jo, they are already cooked.
I think my only issue with this meal is it just looks like a sliced omelette as opposed to noodle (a big problem imo with many keto replacement foods, it's just all so eggy lol. I love eggs, but they kind of 'infect' the taste of what you put them in.)
I am floored learning about Shiritake noodles, though. I've seen those around, and had no idea they were good for keto! Will definitely be trying those 😀
If you want a more neutral taste, it's better to use noodles made from konjac root rather than egg.
These noodles were a disaster. Will never make them again wasted about 5.00 in ingredients
Sorry they didn't work out for you. The size of eggs can vary so that may have been an issue. Some have found better results using a little xanthan gum as well.
How exactly are you using these “noodles”? I made them and tried tuna noodle casserole. They pretty much melted so we had a tuna cheese egg mushroom really thick soup. Wasn’t very good.
I use them for serving with a sauce like Alfredo.
I really like your post. This noodle sounds really good.Thanksvforbsharing I have a question though, Do you have a noodle receipe for use with hot soup, ,home made chicken noodle..in particular?? My family likes really hot broth over their noodles. Would these change in taste and or texture??
These can be added to hot soups. However, I recommend adding in spiralized zucchini or yellow squash instead of homemade keto noodles.
Made these for spaghetti and even though they not eggy they are not that bad I think would be better once cut to serve hot that way it's more flexible thanks
Can the Keto noodles be put in soup like regular noodles
If using in a soup, I'd add them at the very end.
Lisa, I can't believe the people that don't understand this recipe. Once made they are cooked! You can't cook them again in soups and casseroles or they'll fall apart. THEY ARE NOT LIKE REGULAR PASTA. For example, I am making beef and noodles today. I will pour the beef and sauce over the noodles.
I would like to make these and use them for a tuna cassarole that will be made in an instant pot. would these work for that recipe? Thanks
I'm not sure how they'd hold up cooking under pressure. I'd have to try it myself. But the cheese in the noodles may not hold up.
Yet you had time to leave a whiny comment.
Can you make this recipe and then freeze it afterwards? If so, for how long and how would you go about thawing? I'm looking for ways to use up my egg yolks from another recipe but don't need the noodles ASAP 😀
You can freeze the noodles and just thaw them in the fridge.
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Some people have no sense of appreciation and just love to be rude! I so appreciate the time it took to perfect this recipe and all the others. I'm glad you make some money for your efforts. I know a lot of stay-at-home moms need ways to make money and still be home with their kids (don't know if that's you, but I know a lot who do), and I love that there is a way for them to do that.
Omg these noodles are amazing
Do you have a recipe for your pasta to be used for ravioli? Maybe I can just use your recipe and bake not boil the ravioli...... your thoughts?
I would add one of the keto flour substitutes in this recipe for a ravioli. If psyllium is added, some egg could probably be reduced.