Yes, these noodles real.
Yes, they are low-carb and keto.
Yes, you can cook them.
Yes, you can use your pasta machine.
Yes, they are al-dente.
Yes, they are awesome.
Do you need a pasta machine?
You don’t need a pasta machine, but making this pasta with an actual pasta machine is incredibly fun and much easier. There are a ton of good pasta machines on the market, but the one that continually gets the best reviews and remarks (even by America’s Test Kitchen), is the Marcato Atlas 150. If you notice in the video, when I cut the pasta, it doesn’t cut cleanly and I had to pull the noodles apart. That machine wasn’t an Atlas 150. That’s why I currently have my own, in the mail, headed to my door.
If you don’t have a pasta machine, you can roll it out with a rolling pin (a.k.a the old school method). Try to make the dough the same thickness throughout. If it stretches back too much, let it rest for a bit to allow the gluten to relax. To cut the noodles, use a sharp knife and cut them at your desired width.
How many net carbs per serving?
Only 2.7g net carbs per serving. So, if you eat the whole thing… it’s a total of 10.8g net carbs.
Are these keto pasta noodles better than the other alternatives?
For classic Italian pasta dishes, these are 100% better than shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, squash noodles, and Miracle Noodles. Do they require more work? Yes, but it’s absolutely worth it.
Can I substitute the lupin flour?
No – you can’t substitute the lupin flour. I tried all sorts of low-carb flour alternatives. Almond flour didn’t work, coconut flour didn’t work, xanthan gum didn’t work, etc, etc. You can try different variations of lupin flour and wheat gluten, but these two ingredients are required if you want the true pasta feel and flavor.
Do you have to cook these keto pasta noodles?
Yes, you have to cook them. These noodles are as real as they can be.
How long do I cook the noodles for?
3 minutes – no more, no less. And make sure the water is boiling before you add the keto pasta. If you cook it longer, they attain a very chewy texture (from the gluten). If you cook it any less, they taste raw. 3 minutes. Trust me.
Can you freeze these keto pasta noodles?
Yes! You can freeze these keto pasta noodles for a later date. They cook better if you let them thaw a bit, but you can cook them frozen – but will take about 30 seconds to a minute longer. Whatever you do, don’t try to place them in a vacuum sealed bag – the pressure crushes the noodles into a pasta puck. To freeze, simply place in a zip top bag and place into the freezer.
Can I make different types of noodles with this recipe?
Of course! This dough has unlimited potential when it comes to pasta. It really is incredible!
What can I eat this with?
These noodles would be great with a little olive oil, some parmesan cheese and served along with some delicious Chicken Parmesan! And instead of using shirataki noodles, you could use these noodles to make Keto Carbonara!