The keto diet is not exactly one where you’d expect to see the word “pasta,” but here we are – preparing to hand out a ton of keto pasta recipes to you. Don’t worry, you’ll still be sticking to your diet!
The keto diet, as you know, is rich in proteins and fats for flavor and fullness but low in carbs. The short version of how this diet works is that your body switches its fuel supply to run on fat once you cut the carbs, allowing you to lose weight. Thankfully, wheat pasta can be replaced fairly easily, so you get a healthy meal that’s carb-free.
Keto Pasta Alternatives
First of all, you can make your own pasta. There are quite a few recipes out there where you make your own dough and cut it up in stripes, resembling tagliatelle pasta. Some use egg yolk and mozzarella cheese, while others relace regular wheat flour with almond or coconut flour. We even have a few recipes below.
Other times, instead of pasta, you can use spiralized vegetables as an alternative. You can use zucchinis, for example. In this way, you’ll get a pasta-like experience, but it’s all going to be carb-free.
Delicious Keto Pasta Recipes
1. Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Pasta
Right here on Green and Keto, we have a delicious cauliflower mac and cheese recipe that you’ll want to try. Bite-sized pieces of cauliflower get topped with creamy cheese sauce, so what’s not to like? You’ll need heavy cream, cheddar, and parmesan cheese, garlic powder, some mustard, and some seasoning. Yummy.
2. Keto Lasagna with Zucchini Noodles
If you’re drooling over some lasagna, but the Keto diet is preventing you from getting anywhere near the lasagne pasta, we have one yummy alternative for you – make your lasagna with zucchini noodles! This is a much healthier version of the regular lasagna you make, and it doesn’t even take as long to make. Get our full recipe here.
3. Keto Zoodles with Thai Red Curry Powder
How about some crunchy zucchini noodles with extra veggies and that red curry powder? It’s going to have a bit of a kick, but it’s super delicious, so you should give it a try. Plus, it doesn’t take very long to make, so you should try out this DIYS.com recipe.
4. Keto No-Cook Noodle Bowl
We’re sure you’re pretty tired of all the cooking you’ve been doing lately, especially when you have to saute this, bake that, boil that other thing. So, how about a completely no-cook noodle bowl? The whole recipe is basically prep work. We’re going to use kelp noodles, plenty of veggies, and some other yummy ingredients, so you’ll want to make this again. Get the recipe from DIYS.com.
5. Noodles with Zucchini and Chicken
We have a super healthy and super delicious recipe next – zucchini noodles with shredded chicken, vegetables, and some yummy Thai dressing. It’s a great meal that you’ll want to try out as soon as possible. We just love this recipe from DIYS.com, and we’re kind of eager to make it again.
6. Keto Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese without the actual “mac”? Well, yes, and it’s delicious. Can you guess what this Delish recipe replaces pasta with? Never mind, we’ll tell you – it’s cauliflower. It’s a different take on this recipe, and you should check it out.
7. Egg Noodles with Almond Flour
And here we are, making another recipe for keto noodles. You’ll need almond flour, cream cheese, butter, and eggs, as well as salt and turmeric, but the last two are optional. Your noodles will stay fresh for up to three days, but you can also freeze them. Get the recipe from Low Carb No Carb.
8. Shrimp Piccata Pasta
With some spiralized zucchinis and some shrimp, you’ll make a delicious meal that you’ll want to make time and time again. Add in some garlic, shallots, and butter, and you have a yummy recipe. Get all the details from PaleOMG.
9. Zucchini Ravioli
If you want some delicious ravioli, you can definitely use zucchinis for the job. Instead of spiralizing the zucchini, you’ll be peeling flat strips and using them to “hug” the cheesy filling. It’s delicious, and we’re absolutely making these again. Get the recipe for Zucchini Ravioli from Delish.
10. Avocado Pasta with Chicken and Asparagus
Spiralized zucchinis, flavorful chicken, and healthy asparagus mixed together with a creamy avocado sauce. We want this three times per week! It’s just so delicious and healthy and will pump you full of vitamins. Get the details from The Healthy Foodie,
11. Caprese Zoodles
If you mix in the usual zucchini pasta, some cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella balls, you have yourself the perfect Caprese salad. It’s yummy, it’s low-carb, and it’s the perfect appetizer. It also doesn’t take a long time to make. Get the recipe from Delish!
12. Kelp Noodle Soup
Instead of the regular noodles you use in soup, you can go no-carb and pick kelp noodles instead. They have the same texture, they don’t have any specific taste, and you’ll love this soup recipe just as it is. Get the recipe from Everyday Maven.
13. Cauliflower Gnocchi
If you want the gnocchi experience but none of the carbs, we can recommend this cauliflower gnocchi recipe which is just yummy. Riced cauliflower mixed in with mozzarella, egg yolks, almond flour, and parmesan can create the dough that’s right for this recipe. Get all the details from Delish.
14. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Squash spaghetti is also a perfect replacement for regular pasta, so this chow mein recipe will be the right way to go if you want to stick to your keto diet. Chicken thighs, veggies, condiments, and the squash spaghetti, and you’re good to go for a yummy and healthy dish. Get the recipe from This Mom’s Menu.
15. Garlic Butter Meatballs
Featuring zoodles, this dish is absolutely delicious. You’re going to need to make some meatballs from ground chicken, garlic, an egg, and some parmesan. Then, serve the meatballs with the zucchini noodles, and your family will be asking for seconds. Delish has the full recipe, and trust me, you want it!
16. Salmon Pasta
Eating fish comes with a ton of perks, and when you mix in some zucchini noodles, you’ll have a hearty and yummy meal. The ingredients list is super light – coconut oil, smoked salmon, zucchinis, and mayo. That’s it. A few minutes in the kitchen, and your meal is ready. Get the recipe from Keto Summit.
17. Zoodle Alfredo with Bacon
How about we use those same zoodles we’ve grown accustomed to, add in some bacon, shallots, garlic, white wine, parmesan, and heavy cream, and we make a delicious meal? The healthy zoodles get served with a bit of flavorful bacon and a delicious sauce. The recipe comes from Delish.
18. Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado
In just 15 minutes, this Inspiralized recipe will be ready to eat. You need salmon, pesto, zucchini noodles, an avocado, and a few cherry tomatoes. It’s all super easy to put together and super tasty, so let’s get started on it!
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19. Zucchini Lasagna
Zucchinis are so versatile when it comes to the keto diet. This time around, we’re using thin slices to make lasagna! Instead of the lasagna pasta, you’ll be using zucchini slices, while the filling is made with ricotta cheese, parmesan, and eggs. Yummy!
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20. Keto Beef Shirataki Noodle Soup
We’re up for yet another soup recipe where the classic noodles are getting replace with keto-friendly ones. Keto Vale has this amazing recipe for a beef soup where we use shirataki noodles. It’s hearty, it’s delicious, it’s keto!
21. Cacio E Pepe Egg Noodles
Cacio E Pepe is a delicious dish, but you can get a healthier and lighter version when you replace some ingredients. And it takes 15 minutes to make. According to this Delish recipe, you’ll only need eggs, canola oil, butter, and parmesan, as well as salt and pepper.
22. Keto Pasta
If you want another recipe for keto pasta, we have a great one for you where you’ll use egg yolks and mozzarella cheese. Once you have the dough ready, you have to cut the pasta shapes and use them for whatever recipe you want. Get the guide on how to make your own keto pasta from The Big Man’s World.
23. Keto Cajun Shrimp Zucchini Pasta
This next recipe mixes in shrimp with zucchini noodles, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and garlic. It’s a whole delicious dish that’s done in 20 minutes! You can get the recipe from Wicked Spatula.
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24. Mushroom Pasta with Shirataki
So, what are we making today? How about a dish with as many types of mushrooms as you can find? Also, instead of regular pasta, we’re using Shirataki noodles, which makes this dish a very low-carb recipe. Get all the info on how to make this delicious-looking mushroom-based dish from Happy Keto.
25. Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Are you craving some carbonara, but you don’t want all those carbs? Well, how about we make the recipe and make it as low-carb as it will go? Not only that, but the dish we’re making next is also gluten-free. You’ll need one large Spaghetti squash, bacon, garlic, green peas, egg, heavy cream, parmesan, salt, and olive oil. Yummy! Get the details from Wholesome Yum.
26. Spaghetti Squash Boats
We’re using spaghetti squash to make some delicious boats that are full of flavor, thanks to the bacon, tomatoes, spinach, tomatoes, and cream sauce. This dish is easy to make and a dream to eat, so get all the details from Wicked Spatula.
27. Cheesy Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups
How about instead of layering the zucchini slices like in other lasagna recipes, we roll them up? This next recipe is absolutely delicious and is easy to make, rolling up zucchini slices with the cheesy filling. Get the recipe from Divalicious Recipes.
28. Carbonara Zoodles with Bacon and Sage
We’re craving carbonara, so let’s make this recipe keto-friendly. Using butternut squash, cauliflower, bacon, zoodles, ghee, broth, sage, and some condiments, we’re going to make a delicious dish that’s actually healthy. Get the recipe from Bulletproof.
29. Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
How about some bolognese pasta? But, instead of the carbs, we use spaghetti squash? You’ll also need some minced beef, an onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, coconut oil, and salt and pepper, and you’re done. It’s an easy-to-make dish that’s delicious and healthy. Get the recipe from Keto Summit.
30. Lemon-Garlic Keto Pasta
By using some summer squash, you can make yourself a delicious keto-friendly dish. Add in some garlic, parsley, almonds, and some lemon, and you’re good to go. It’s a light recipe, and it takes less than 15 minutes to make. Get the recipe from Wicked Stuffed.
31. Chicken Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce
We’re back to our trusty zucchini noodles and mixing in some chicken breast, red pepper and tomato sauce, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil for this next recipe. It’s delicious, and we want a second serving. Plus, this recipe from Carb Manager is ready in less than half an hour.
32. Spaghetti with Mushroom and Basil Meat Sauce
For this next recipe, you can use whatever pasta replacement you want, whether it’s shirataki noodles, zoodles, spaghetti squash, or home-made keto-friendly noodles. Get all the ingredients and details from Carnal Dish.
33. Cabbage Noodles
Have you taken into consideration using cabbage for noodles? Well, this next recipe does just that, using cabbage cut into long strips, so they resemble noodles, as well as meatballs and marinara sauce, as well as Parmesan cheese. Yummy! Get the recipe from Maria Mind Body Health.
34. Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
We’re making this zoodles recipe that also adds shrimp. Yummy shrimp cooked with olive oil and lemon zest and then covered in garlic and red pepper. So delicious! Get the recipe from Salt and Lavender.
35. Eggplant and Bacon Alfredo
This time, instead of pasta for this Alfredo recipe, we’re using eggplants! Add in some yummy bacon, whipping cream, butter, garlic, lemon juice, white wine, and some Parmesan, and you’re good to go. Get the delicious recipe from Ruled.me.
We do hope that these keto recipes will help you stay away from regular pasta. They’re all so yummy, and you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. It’s really not that difficult to make any of these, and they’ll make you a lot healthier. So, let us know which ones you liked best and which ones you’re planning on making!