Low carbohydrate, bacon, spinach, shirataki noodles
Low carb shirataki noodle carbonara with spinach.

I’ve been wanting to try these shirataki noodles for a while as a pasta substitute.  The noodles have only 3 grams of carbohydrate and 20 calories in each 4 ounce serving.  The brand I used is made from tofu and yam flour.  I’ve been eating low carb for about two months now and I was having a bit of a pasta craving.  I purchased the package a couple of weeks ago but I was a bit nervous because of something written on the label in the directions that frightened me “Drain and rinse thoroughly. Parboil for 2-3 minutes to reduce the authentic aroma”.  REDUCE THE AUTHENTIC AROMA?  ummm, that made me nervous.  I finally got up the nerve to try it and, yes there is a bit of a faint fishy smell to the noodles, but it’s not bad.  After rinsing, parboiling, draining and drying I didn’t smell anything.  I tasted one plain and it had no taste at all, which is a good thing I think.  

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These are the spaghetti shaped shirataki noodles after rinsing, parboiling and draining

A carbonara style dish is what I had been craving so I crisped up some bacon, sauteed spinach in the rendered bacon fat, tossed in the noodles, stirred in an egg and mixed in some Parmesan cheese.  With a little black pepper it was pretty tasty.  The noodles have a slightly different texture from wheat pasta but it was not unpleasant.  I’d make it again.  I found the brand pictured above at my local grocery store but you can also order it and other brands of shirataki noodles from Amazon.com.  Next time I make this I’m going to try the Miracle Noodle brand, with less than 1 gram of carbs per 3 ounce serving.  I’ll let you know how they are.  Here’s a great recipe for Miracle Noodle Shirataki Noodles with sauteed Greens

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Miracle noodle, shirataki low carb noodles have less than 1 gram of carbohydrate  per 3 ounce serving

Here’s the recipe for Shirataki noodle carbonara, makes 2 servings

7-8 ounces of Shirataki noodles

4 ounces bacon

3 ounces of spinach

1 egg

2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

fresh cracked black pepper

Rinse the shirataki noodles and par-boil them for 2-3 minutes (or follow the preparation directions on the package) Drain the noodles well.

Cut the bacon into 1/2 inch slices and cook over medium heat to render the far out, remove the bacon from the pan and reserve.  Saute the spinach in the bacon fat, add the noodles and stir.  Remove the pan from the heat and add in the beaten egg and Parmesan cheese.  Season with fresh cracked black pepper and top with reserved cooked bacon.


11 Comments on Low Carbohydrate Pasta Substitute, Shirataki noodle recipe and review: Pasta Carbonara Recipe

  1. Bali Tour
    December 21, 2013 at 8:02 am (10 years ago)

    it’s Look yum and fantastic
    Thanks for great recipe 🙂

  2. Katherine G
    October 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm (11 years ago)

    This looks so delicious. I’m going to put this brand of noodles in my memory bank so I can remember to try them.

    • sweetsavant
      October 25, 2013 at 3:47 am (11 years ago)

      great! Let me know how you like them

  3. Rose's Daughter
    October 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm (11 years ago)

    This sounds and looks good! And since the noodles are gluten free, my son can eat it!!!

    • sweetsavant
      October 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm (11 years ago)

      Great, that’s a perfect gluten free product for your son. It so good to have more options when you are dealing with dietary restrictions.

  4. Bernetta
    October 18, 2013 at 3:32 am (11 years ago)

    I would try it too!! I am always looking for a healthier version of something. Low carb is fine too. I like pasta with veggies from time to time myself!

    • sweetsavant
      October 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm (11 years ago)

      The Miracle Noodle brand claims to have zero calories. I don’t know how that’s possible but if it tastes as good as the other brand why not use it from time to time to cut a few calories out of your family’s diet.

  5. Tiffany Wong
    October 18, 2013 at 1:33 am (11 years ago)

    Yum! I love Shirataki noodles, and this recipe sounds divine. I mean, it has bacon in it, so it’s obviously going to be amazing. 😉 I’m definitely pinning this for later! Thanks for sharing!

    • sweetsavant
      October 18, 2013 at 1:39 am (11 years ago)

      I was really happy with the way it tasted. My pasta craving has been cured


2Pingbacks & Trackbacks on Low Carbohydrate Pasta Substitute, Shirataki noodle recipe and review: Pasta Carbonara Recipe

  1. […] How can a low carbohydrate, gluten free, calorie free food exist, you may ask. It’s made out of glucomannan from devil’s tongue yams an indigestible dietary fiber.  Miracle Noodles come packed in liquid, they need to be drained, rinsed and blanched in boiling water for one minute. There are other shirataki noodles that are made out of tofu so be sure to check the label if you are concerned about soy. Here’s a recipe with Tofu Shirataki Noodle Carbonara With BACON and Spinach. […]

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