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How to use
Use this as you’d use ; in soups (like our ), casseroles, and with any . They are especially good with the easy Alfredo right here on Lowcarb-ology.
How to make
For this pasta recipe to make keto egg noodles you’ll need: cream cheese, eggs, vital wheat gluten (for texture, but you may omit if you are on a gluten free diet).
I love noodles ! And my favorite is egg noodles. Well, to be perfectly honest I love pasta of any kind but egg noodles are my favorite and always have been. Keto noodles like these are amazing. Yes, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, even kelp noodles are awesome as are shirataki noodles. But unless you have a really heavy rich sauce, the flavor of those comes through. Like the zucchini noodle tastes like zucchini. And a shirataki noodle tastes like weirdness. But maybe that’s just me. But there is something about keto noodles that have the taste and texture of pasta. No almond flour needed for this recipe.
What kind of egg noodles are low carb?
This keto recipe makes keto noodles from eggs. So I guess that’s why they are called egg noodles. To make them low carb noodles, there are no ingredients that adds carbs. The net carb count is essentially 0 so this low carb pasta is perfect for keto. This is an easy keto recipe as you can make these quickly.
I could not get the idea of some low carb chicken noodle soup off of my mind. I didn’t want zoodles. I didn’t want that weird textured low carb pasta. I wanted tender, slurpy low carb egg noodles drifting in a rich broth surrounded by pieces of chicken. The only way to deal with that kind of craving is to find a way to satisfy it. So I hit up the Internet for healthy noodle recipes. I really wanted to find a great keto noodle recipe.
I adapted this from I Breathe I’m Hungry – wonderful blog !
So let’s talk about vital wheat gluten. Yes, it is wheat, and yes in high amounts it has carbs – So let’s talk about vital wheat gluten. Yes, it is wheat. Yes it has a large amount of carbs. Although not as many as flour. In the tiny amount that I use in this recipe, it adds no carbs to the recipe yet helps these keto noodles to hold together but also to have that tender chewy texture we all love. Please note that this should NOT be served to anyone with a gluten intolerance or allergy. This keto pasta should not be served to any one on a gluten free diet. That said, it’s just perfectly fine for us on a low carb diet.
How do you make low carb pasta?
These low carb noodles take less than 10 minutes total. The don’t taste “eggy”. I think that they are just about perfect. If you are on a keto diet, they are absolutely perfect way to satisfy a pasta craving to be honest. The one issue I had is that they do tend to soak up liquid if they sit in a broth for too long.
I put a silpat sheet down on a large cookie sheet and then kind of poured the batter on it. I then carefully spread the batter out into a rectangle, making sure that it was super thin. Try to keep them as thin as you can.
Oh – and remember to check my low carb Chicken noodle soup recipe which is perfect for this keto pasta recipe.
Low Carb Egg Noodles Video How-To
If you’re having trouble getting them right, I created this video which takes you through each step.
Ok, we talked about how vital wheat gluten can add carbs, but this low carb noodles recipe uses only a small amount. I searched for the smallest amount of vital wheat gluten that you can get. It’s a 4 pound bag but it will last forever if you keep it tightly sealed in the freezer. You can even give my low carb yeast bread a whirl as long as you have the gluten around. After many trials and tribulations, the best advice I can offer is that these low carb egg noodles would be almost impossible to make without a silicone baking mat to put over the baking sheet. Parchment didn’t work very well because the batter didn’t spread right.
Low Carb Egg Noodles Recipe
Navigation tip. If you want to make a larger batch of noodles, you can place your cursor over the number “2” which is to the right of the “Servings” in the recipe. A slider will appear and you can move it to the amount of servings you’d like to make. The amount of ingredients will adjust automatically for you. No math mistakes!
Low Carb Egg Noodles
- 1 ounce cream cheese room temperature
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon vital wheat gluten may omit but it creates a better texture
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Add the cream cheese, eggs, and gluten to the jar of a blender.
- Blend on high for 1 minute, or until smooth.
- Pour our on a silicone mat that’s placed on top of a heavy baking pan.
- Smooth out into a rectangle, keeping the batter very thin.
- Bake at 325F for 5 minutes, or until set. DON’T over-bake!
- Remove from oven and let set for a couple of minutes before cutting and using as desired. These are best if they are gently simmered in a sauce or broth for a few minutes.