This shirataki noodle keto recipe comes together in three minutes flat. Just heat the noodles, mix in the pesto, and dinner is ready. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or make it as a make-ahead lunch to bring to work.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Also called ‘miracle noodles’, they are long, white, and made from glucomannan, a type of fiber found in the Asian konjac plant. Some varieties also have tofu which adds protein and a small amount of digestible carbs. This means they are naturally gluten-free and low in carbohydrates.
They are normally kept in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.
Shirataki noodles are low in calories and high in fiber. Fiber can help keep you full so you may eat less over the course of the day aiding weight loss.
Yes, this shirataki noodle keto recipe is keto-friendly due to the low amount of digestible carbohydrates. There are about 5g of carbohydrates per 200g of noodles, although this can vary depending on the brand.
No. As with all pasta substitutes (except spiralized vegetables such as zoodles), shirataki noodles are off-limits for the Whole30 diet.
Like any other food, shirataki noodles should be eaten in moderation. Because they are high in fiber, they can cause digestive discomfort if you eat too much of them. They should not be eaten every day but every now and again should be fine.
House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles contain 20 calories per serving. This can vary according to the brand.
Honestly, they’re very bland and have a gel-like consistency. This makes them the perfect vehicle for tasty sauces! They don’t have the stretchy consistency that regular pasta has because they don’t contain gluten but I think they’re an excellent substitute.
Tips for Making Keto Shirataki Noodles
- Rinse the noodles thoroughly. They smell quite strong when the package is first opened but after a minute or two under running water, this dissipates.
- Don’t overcook them. The noodles have already been cooked so all you really need to do is heat them up.
- Eat them immediately. They do not freeze well.
- Choose your sauce carefully. Shirataki noodles themselves are keto-friendly, but some sauces are high in carbohydrates.
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Shirataki Noodles with Pesto
- 8 oz tofu shirataki noodles
- 3 tbsp pesto see notes
- fresh basil to garnish
- Rinse the tofu shirataki noodles under cold running water. Heat in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or microwave for one minute.
- Mix in 2-3 tablespoons of pesto.
- Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately. Do not freeze.