The keto diet is known across the nation for its ability to help people lose weight without that hungry feeling that accompanies most diets. But the keto diet can be difficult, especially if you are a pasta lover. Being keto doesn’t mean you have to give up pasta, it just means you need to learn to eat pasta differently.
Below are 20 amazing keto pasta recipes that will have you forgetting you’re on the keto diet!
20 Tasty Keto Pasta Recipes You Shold Try
1. Two Ingredient Keto Pasta
This first recipe on the list has all the aspects you want in a pasta dish, a nice chewy consistency with an amazingly cheesy taste! And the best part is, there are only two ingredients—cheese and egg yolk, making this recipe featured on Big Man’s World an absolute breeze to make. All you have to do is melt the cheese, whisk it with the eggs until a dough forms, then roll the dough out to create pasta shapes. This pasta is so tasty it probably won’t need any sauce, but this doesn’t mean you can’t add your favorite tomato sauce or pesto!
2. Zucchini Ravioli
Ravioli is a crowd favorite that can be almost impossible to find in a keto friendly replacement. But with this recipe featured on Delish you can easily turn zucchini into a tasty ravioli replacement. Basically, you will cut the zucchini into flat strips that will become the outside of the ravioli. Then you can place whatever filling you want on the piece of zucchini and fold it over to create your ravioli. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and include all sorts of fun ingredients like seafood, veggies, and cheese for filling for your raviolis!
3. Zucchini Spaghetti
Besides just using it for ravioli, zucchini is a great tool to have in your keto pasta toolbox because it can be used to make almost any shape of pasta. In this recipe by Wholesome Yum you can make zucchini into spaghetti simply by cutting it into spaghetti shaped noodles and boiling it in some water. Then you can make meatballs in the oven and toss the noodles and meatballs together with some marinara to create a delicious keto version of this classic dish!
4. Fresh Egg Pasta
This next recipe combines almond flour, coconut flour, and eggs to create an easy to shape pasta dough. Featured on Gnom-Gnom, you can use this recipe to create all kinds of fun pasta shapes from farfalle, to gnocchi, or even cavatelli. Just be aware that this pasta is very delicate while cooking, so it’s recommended to stick to the smaller, denser, pasta shapes.
5. Squash Scampi
Zucchini is not the only vegetable that can be made into an easy pasta replacement. Just check out this amazing keto friendly shrimp scampi recipe outlined on Ketogasm. The pasta is made from summer squash that has been put through a spiralizer to create the perfect noodle shape. Then you can create the sauce using butter, chicken broth, red chili flakes, and some lemon juice. Toss with your sautéed shrimp and enjoy!
6. Angel Hair Pasta With Chicken
This next recipe featured on Bulletproof is less homemade than some of the others on the list, but that does not make it any less tasty! For this recipe, you will need to purchase a package of shirataki noodles from your local grocery store and follow the instructions on the package to cook them. Then you just sauté with some chicken, spices, and lemon juice, and serve! This dish is so tasty you won’t even notice that the pasta is made from tofu!
7. Keto Pasta Salad
When it comes to pasta, you don’t always want it warm, and sometimes a pasta salad can taste amazing on a hot summer’s day. Use this recipe by Keto Cooking Christian to spiral your zucchini into noodles that can be left cold and tossed with some pepperoni, artichoke hearts, and olives for an amazing keto pasta salad. And since this recipe doesn’t require any cooking, you can easily file this in your back pocket for when you need a last-minute dish to bring to a BBQ.
8. Keto-Friendly Alfredo
It should come as no surprise that Alfredo is a keto friendly sauce, now only if you can find some keto noodles to pair it with! Because this sauce is so heavy, it can pair with either zucchini noodles or a gluten free pasta from the store that is keto friendly. You can find the full recipe on Cassidy’s Craveable Creations, including both dairy free and vegan variations of the deliciously creamy Alfredo sauce.
9. Shirataki Curry
This is another recipe that uses those delicious shirataki noodles that are so easy to prepare. Outlined on Healthy Nibbles, this recipe will help curb your spice craving while also being a great comfort food for a rainy day. Just make sure you make the full fat version using a full can of regular coconut milk in order to make this recipe truly keto in nature.
10. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Spaghetti squash chow mien is a fantastic way to fulfill your desire for Chinese food while keeping to your keto diet. This recipe is featured on This Mom’s Menu, and it is actually quite simply to make. And although the recipe is outlined using chicken, you could also easily use beef or seafood to suit your tastes. Additionally, this chow mien is already dairy and gluten free, making it a great meal to share with friends that may have other dietary needs besides keto.
11. Asparagus Noodles
If you are getting tired of always swapping your noodles for zucchini, then you really must try this next recipe. Featured on My Life Cookbook, this pasta recipe calls for asparagus and a peeler to make, you guessed it, asparagus noodles! Just ensure that you buy those big stocky asparagus and you can use your potato peeler to make the noodle shapes. Cook these for 3-4 minutes in a skillet with whatever pasta toppings you want, and you will find yourself enjoy and amazing bowl of keto friendly pasta that isn’t zucchini!
12. BLT Zoodle Salad
Do you find yourself craving a BLT but know that you can’t have one because there’s no way to make it keto? Try making this tasty BLT salad by The Bettered Blondie instead! This recipe called for zucchini noodles, tomatoes, and of course, bacon! For the dressing, the recipe recommends using pesto sauce, but a creamy ranch dressing or mayo-based dressing could be delicious on this as well! Do note that this salad does need to be eaten immediately after preparation because it doesn’t hold up in the fridge well.
13. Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is often a comfort food from your childhood that you continue to enjoy as an adult. But this can be exceedingly difficult for those on the keto diet. Don’t fret too much as there is a great recipe for keto friendly chicken noodle soup that can be found on Healthful Pursuit. Instead of using noodles for this heartwarming recipe, you will use daikon radishes that have been spiraled to look like noodles. One of the cool things about this recipe is that you can easily make extra f the broth and freeze it for later. Then you can pull these out at a later date, warm them, add the daikon noodles and serve!
14. Kelp Noodles
Are you ready for this next one? Next time you find yourself craving some pasta, try replacing the noodles in your recipe with kelp noodles! Kelp noodles can usually be bought at your local Asian or exotic food store, and are easy to prepare while remaining relatively tasteless. This means it is easy to incorporate them into lots of different recipes. For those that decide to try kelp noodles, check out this recipe on Everyday Maven for a delectable Kelp Noodle Soup.
15. Low Carb Lasagna
Lasagna is the perfect food when you need to prepare dinner for a large group, as well as a great dish to take to someone who is ill—because it can be easily frozen popped into the oven later. When you are on the keto diet, it can be difficult to find a lasagna recipe that is tasty that also fits your diet. But look no further and enjoy this awesome recipe by Peace, Love, and Low Carb, in which the lasagna noodles are made from 3 different types of cheese mixed with eggs! This mixture produces a noodle that will add a whole new level of flavor to your lasagna while also being able to withstand freezing and reheating!
16. Cauliflower Gnocchi
If you haven’t discovered the tasty world of gnocchi, you are missing out! And while this famous round pasta is traditionally made of potatoes, you can still enjoy gnocchi while on the keto diet thanks to this recipe on Delish. All you have to do is acquire cauliflower rice, heat it, then mix it with melted mozzarella, egg yolks, and almond flour and form it into balls. Heat these balls in a pot of boiling water for about a minute then you will have some tasty keto-friendly gnocchi!
17. Heart of Palm Pasta
Have you ever heard of Palmini noodles? If you haven’t, these can be a real life saver while on the keto diet! With only 6.5 net grams of carbs per servings, these noodles not only look like pasta, but they also have the texture of pasta as well! They do have a mild taste however, and work best in a recipe like this on one My Life Cookbook that involves mixing them with a creamy, flavorful sauce.
18. Spaghetti Squash Boats
For those planning a dinner party looking to serve something with great taste and presentation, these spaghetti squash boats are just what you need! Featured on Wicked Spatula, these tasty main courses are easy to prepare and will leave your guests raving. These boats are also extremely versatile, as you can leave them vegetarian, add meat, or even make some dairy free to suit the needs of your guests. And of course, they are keto friendly!
19. Keto Carbonara
Some days you just crave a delicious carbonara—which can be extremely challenging if you are on the keto diet. With this easy recipe from Keto Pots, you don’t have to say goodbye to your love of carbonara because they have a great recipe made with amazing tasting keto pasta. The pasta is made out of almond flour, coconut flour, xanthin gum, egg, and apple cider vinegar, and it is easy to work with and make into any shape you want. Then you just need carbonara sauce and some parmesan cheese and you can enjoy your keto friendly carbonara.
20. Pea Protein Pasta Salad
This next pasta salad is for all those who want a delicious cold pasta that doesn’t include zucchini noodles. This recipe is featured on Step Away from the Carbs and features a pasta made out of pea protein. The texture of this pasta is amazingly accurate, tasting like a portion of regular whole wheat pasta. This makes it especially ideal for events where all the guests may not be eating keto! One serving of this pasta comes to only 7 net carbs, and if you mix it with some veggies and a mayo dressing as the recipe suggests, you’ll become a keto hero at your next family BBQ!
Overall, following the keto diet isn’t always easy, especially when you find yourself with a yearning for a nice bowl of pasta! But whether you crave something Italia, Asian, or even just the comfort foods of your youth, this list has you covered. And some of these keto pasta recipes are so spectacular, you can serve them to your friends and they will not even know they are eating keto!