If you are following the keto diet, you might be missing some of your favorite noodle dishes from the past. However, with a little creativity, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy one of your favorite meals while still remaining on the plan. Today we’ve compiled a selection of fifteen keto-friendly noodle dishes, all of which will make a satisfying lunch or dinner. You won’t believe some of these dishes are suitable for the keto diet when you taste them!
Keto-Friendly Noodle Recipe Ideas for a Quick and Easy Dinner
1. Keto Noodles – Singapore Stir Fry with Chicken & Shrimp
If you are looking to enjoy a delicious Asian dinner that is keto-friendly, look no further than this recipe from My Keto Kitchen. It’s loaded with chicken, shrimp, and bacon, and one serving has just 5g net carbs. The great thing about this recipe is that you can prep it ahead of time and then store it in the fridge for up to four days after. This is a good recipe for when you are short on time after a busy day at work. You’ll need just fifteen minutes to prepare the ingredients and then ten minutes to cook everything together in the soy sauce.
2. Cabbage Noodles – Low Carb Keto Noodles
These cabbage noodles from Low Carb Maven are buttery and slightly sweet while still being low in carbs and calories. They are the ideal low-carb noodle option and can be used in a wide variety of dishes in place of regular noodles. You’ll be able to enjoy a whole heaping plate of these noodles, to which you can add onions, bacon, garlic, or green apple. For a little variety, you can mix up the size of the noodles by cutting them thick or thin each time. They are a great option for cooking Pad Thai and other Asian noodle dishes or could also be used for a delicious low-carb beef stroganoff.
3. Keto Egg Noodles
In just thirty minutes, you’ll have a whole plate of these keto egg noodles from Sugar-Free Mom. The recipe uses just five ingredients, and these tasty noodles are also nut-free and gluten-free. You’ll combine eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and xanthan gum, which come together to create noodles that look just like the real thing. To cook the noodles, you can fry them in avocado oil, butter, or ghee. For best results, serve these noodles with basil or parsley and olive oil on top.
4. Keto Singapore Noodles
For a low-carb Asian meal, you’ll love this Singapore Noodles recipe from Have Butter Will Travel. They taste just like the real thing, yet they are great for anyone following the keto diet. You’ll use shirataki noodles in the dish, which should be rinsed first to remove their fishy smell. These noodles have no flavor, so they will absorb the delicious taste of whatever you cook them with. You’ll combine noodles, eggs, prawns, chicken, and cabbage for a flavor-packed dinner that is sure to be enjoyed by everyone in your family.
5. Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini noodles are one of the most popular low-carb alternatives nowadays, and we love this simple recipe from Best Recipe Box. Zucchini spirals are so tender and fresh to eat and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. If you are looking for a simple dinner, try out this dish, which covers the noodles in butter, garlic, and parmesan. Of course, you could also add meat or any other keto-friendly ingredients to create a filling and nutritious lunch or dinner.
6. Keto Thai Drunken Noodles
Clean Keto Lifestyle shows us how to make this delicious noodle dish that is perfect for serving to family and friends, even if they aren’t on the keto diet. They’ll taste a lot fresher than a takeout dish and will be ready in just thirty minutes. If you are looking for a quick and easy dinner after a busy day at work, this is a great option. You’ll also find this recipe accommodates a whole host of dietary requirements, as the dish is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.
7. Low Carb Keto Chicken Ramen
Just because you are following the keto diet, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious ramen. Sugar Free Londoner shares this quick and easy soup dish, which is packed with the classic ramen flavors. It’s ideal for a filling lunch in the winter months, and you’ll enjoy a good serving of protein thanks to the chicken and egg. The recipe contains plenty of flavor and green vegetables and uses konjac noodles as a low-carb alternative to ramen noodles.
8. Low Carb Stir Fry Noodles – Yakisoba
Low Carbing Asian offers us another classic Asian noodle dish with a low carb twist. You’ll use shirataki noodles in this recipe, and then you’ll create a delicious sauce from scratch which still has the classic soy sauce and umami taste the dish is known for. The recipe also uses dried shitake mushrooms, monk fruit, and bonito flakes, which can all be purchased from your local Asian supermarket. For the finishing touch, you also have the option of adding dried seaweed powder and red pickled ginger.
9. Garlic & Lemon Low Carb Veggie Noodles in 10 Minutes
You’ll only need ten minutes to cook this delicious veggie noodles recipe from My Life Cookbook. The noodles used in this dish are turnip noodles, and they are flavored with a delightful garlicky toasted crumb on top. The lemon adds a zesty flavor to the dish, and in total, the recipe has only 4.3g of net carbs. The turnip noodles taste a little bit like potato once they are cooked, and with the right sauce, and by using small and fresh noodles, you’ll have a delicious dish that doesn’t taste too bitter.
10. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup
In the winter months, there’s nothing better than a bowl of delicious chicken noodle soup. This recipe from Cast Iron Keto takes only forty-five minutes to cook and will be a treat for your whole family. The spices in this dish add heaps of flavor, and you’ll use an organic chicken bone broth for best results. You’ll use a mix of cardamom, star anise, ginger, coriander, lemongrass, and ginger to create the rich flavor.
11. Low-Carb Noodle Bowls with Creamy Curry Sauce
If you are catering to a variety of dietary requirements, you’ll love these low-carb noodle bowls from Healthful Pursuit that not only taste amazing, but they are also vegan, paleo, nut-free, and dairy-free. You’ll use agar-based keto noodles, which are mixed with plenty of fresh and crunchy vegetables. Everything is covered in a dairy-free curry sauce, which is so tasty that you’ll return to this dish over and over again in the future.
12. Sichuan-Inspired Dan Dan Noodles Recipes
Enjoy a saucy and spicy bowl of dan dan noodles with this recipe from I Heart Umami. Combining ground pork crumbles with creamy dan dan sauce, you won’t believe how much flavor is in this keto-friendly recipe. The Sichuan chili oil adds a little spice to the dish, but you’ll balance this out with Asian leafy greens and toasted nuts.
13. Low Carb Vietnamese Pho Soup Recipe
A Spicy Perspective shares this Vietnamese Pho recipe that recreates one of my all-time favorite noodle dishes with a low-carb twist. You’ll create a rich and flavor-packed broth, which contains ingredients such as ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and star anise. This is one of the best family-friendly noodle dishes, and you could easily serve this dish to kids and teens without them realizing it’s a healthier alternative.
14. Shirataki Sesame Noodles
Shirataki noodles make a fantastic base for this low-carb dish, and they are a great alternative for anyone looking for keto and gluten-free noodles. This sesame noodles recipe from Healthy Recipes adds plenty of extra flavor to what could otherwise be a plain noodle dish. The recipe uses tahini, which is just pure ground sesame seeds, and soy sauce. It’s best to use reduced-sodium soy sauce, but you could also use a gluten-free version to make this recipe suitable for more members of your family.
15. 10 Minute Keto Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir Fry
For those weeknights where you have minimal time to create a fancy dinner, try out this chicken noodle dinner from I Am A Food Blog. You’ll only use nine ingredients in this recipe, which requires five minutes of prep time and then ten minutes to cook. For the sauce, you’ll combine soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. The noodles will be cooked with chicken thighs, sliced mushrooms, and swiss chard, which will offer you a well-rounded and nutritious meal any night of the week.
All of these keto-friendly noodle recipes are ideal for the whole family and require minimal time, ingredients, or effort in the kitchen. You’ll love turning to these dishes when you are short of time after a busy day at work. If you’ve been missing noodles since you’ve started the keto plan, don’t feel you have to miss out any longer, thanks to all of these delicious noodle alternatives, which taste just as good as the real thing.