If there is one thing that I think everyone can agree on, it’s that pasta is delicious! I could eat it every day and still never get sick of it, save for one teensy problem; you can’t ask for a no carb pasta. Or can you? What if I told you there actually is a no carb pasta alternative? Interested? Because with these 12 delicious no carb pasta recipes, you can still enjoy spaghetti anytime and without the guilt!
1. Zucchini Noodles With Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Zucchini cooked up with lemons is a delicious combination, as is shrimp and pasta; so why not combine these two into one delicious noodle dish! Thanks to the lighter, healthier, zucchini noodle base, you still get all the flavour and nutrition, but it’s all completely healthier!
Get the recipe at Downshiftology
2. Four Cheese Spaghetti Squash
Squash is one of those naturally sweet vegetables that tastes great on its own, mixed in with other vegetables, or in this case, it is a perfect substitute to a cheesy spaghetti dish! As an added bonus, this dish uses the carved out squash as a bowl so you’ll have fewer dishes to clean up after!
Get the recipe at Peas And Crayons
3. Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto
Yes, you can still eat gnocchi! Normally made with potatoes, this recipe uses cauliflower instead. It’s almost like the cauliflower rice idea and the outcome is also the same, wherein the taste is just like gnocchi but without the carbs.
Get the recipe at Delish
4. Eggplant Lasagna
I love all the creamy cheesy layers of lasagna, but I definitely feel guilty after even just one slice. Thankfully, this eggplant lasagna takes away the guilt but leaves all the creamy delicious taste of lasagna!
Get the recipe at Primavera Kitchen
5. Egg Noodles
This recipe is literally cooked eggs, sliced into noodle strips! It’s a really quick and simple recipe, and because of the diverse toppings that pair nicely with eggs, it’s a very customizable dish. Whether a cheese topping, creamy mushrooms, or a spinach topping, any classic spaghetti topping will pair well with these!
Get the recipe at Keto In Pearls
6. Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
Mac and Cheese is back on the menu with this recipe! Similar to the cauliflower gnocchi recipe, this leaves all the delicious and cheesy taste of mac and cheese but without the guilty carbs!
Get the recipe at PureWow
7. Sweet Potato Spaghetti With Carbonara
Sweet potato as a base brings so many different and diverse options: from toasted, to grilled, mashed, or in this case spiralled! And because of its naturally sweet taste, it pairs perfectly with the creamy carbonara topping into one heavenly dish.
Get the recipe at Food Faith Fitness
8. Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Alfredo Sauce
Unlike the flavour of squash, butternut squash is a lot sweeter and nuttier, making it the perfect pairing with a creamy sauce like Alfredo. You can even mix up the different sauces and try a sun-dried tomato, mushroom, or the classic cheesy Alfredo–the choice is yours!
Get the recipe at Every Last Bite
9. Spicy Peanut Carrot Noodles
If you like spicy recipes, then make sure you try out this one. The subtle sweet and crunchy carrot based noodles pair nicely with the spicy peanut sauce on top resulting in a dish that is completely loaded with flavour.
Get the recipe at Julie Jazz
10. Beef Ragout Sweet Potato Spaghetti
Another delicious sweet potato spaghetti pairing, but this one combines sweet with savoury thanks to the beef ragout topping. If you haven’t tried beef ragout before either, it’s definitely one of those dishes that you should try at least once (or more than once if you love it). The ingredients are super easy to put together and the outcome is well worth it all.
Get the recipe at The Almond Eater
11. Pesto Zucchini Noodles
If you are missing out on your greens for the day, this recipe will cover your needs both in flavour and in colour! The best part about this recipe is that you don’t have to heat the zucchini noodles, so you can eat it hot or cold, depending on what you are in the mood for. It’s also a perfect dish to put into a weekly meal plan and bring to the office!
Get the recipe at Zen And Spice
12. Spaghetti Squash And Meatballs
It wouldn’t be a complete list of spaghetti recipe suggestions without classic spaghetti and meatballs! You could opt to swap in butternut squash for this recipe if you want that extra nuttier taste, but personally the squash flavour works for a nice simple addition to the meatballs and tomato sauce.
Get the recipe at Slender Kitchen