The Best Keto Pasta Recipe (Low Carb)

The Best Keto Pasta Recipe

In our previous post, we revealed whether pasta is keto-friendly or not. Unfortunately, pasta is generally not keto-approved. It's easy to overdo pasta, and if you do, it's highly likely you'll kick yourself out of ketosis. 

But just because pasta is high in carbs doesn't mean you will have to skip pasta for the rest of your keto journey!

We're feeling generous today to share our keto pasta recipe! This recipe is low in carb, so throw your worries to the side and prepare to get hungry.

Low Carb Carbonara

What you need:

  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream

  • 2/3 pasta, keto-friendly

  • 1 egg, large

  • 2 egg yolks, large

  • 1/3 Parmesan, grated

  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

  • 5 oz bacon

  • Pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Follow the instructions indicated in your keto-friendly pasta. 

  2. Freeze your bacon. It's easier to cut bacon if they are frozen. Slice the bacon into small cubes. Cook them until crisp over high heat. 

  3. Once cooked, set them aside. Save 1/3 bacon grease. We will need that later. 

  4. In a bowl, mix one egg and two egg yolks. 

  5. Grate Parmesan cheese and measure out 1/3 cup. 

  6. In your bowl of egg mixture, add cream, grated parmesan, and bacon grease. Mix together until you form a thick sauce. 

  7. Cook your pasta using the bacon grease left in the pan. 

  8. Pour the pasta into a mixing bowl.

  9. Add the crisped bacon. Toss and mix. 

  10. Pour in your carbonara sauce. Mix well until the pasta is covered with sauce. 

  11. Serve on a plate. Top it up with freshly chopped basil and pepper. 

  12. Garnish your plate with more cheese.

Recipe Nutrition Facts

A serving of this low-carb carbonara is packed with 553 calories, 44 grams fat, 3.8 grams of net carbs (11.9 grams of carbs minus 8.1 grams of fiber), and 21.7 grams of protein. 

If the carbonara alone can't make you feel full, you can partner it with non-breaded fried chicken. 

Note: bacon does not contain carbs, so you can add bacon as much as you want. 

Parmesan cheese, on the other hand, yields only a gram of carb per ounce. That means you get cheesy with this low-carb carbonara recipe.

Keto-Friendly Pasta

Here are some keto pasta brands you can purchase in stores. 

  • Palmini Linguine - each serving only yields 4 grams of carbs. 

  • Dreamfields Rotini - according to the company, this pasta has 6 grams digestible carbs and will not escalate your blood sugar levels. 

  • Wonder Noodles - this noodle got no carbs and no calories. 

  • LC Foods Low-Carb Fettuccine - according to the company, each serving of this pasta has only 3 grams of net carbs. It is also loaded with fiber and protein. 

Supposed you cannot find keto-friendly pasta in the market. What can you do? You can create your own keto pasta in the comfort of your own home!

Try zucchini noodles (a.k.a zoodles). Or how about spaghetti squash? And did you know that you can make pasta out of cucumbers

Final Thoughts

There's no need to deprive yourself of the snacks you love. Pasta is high in carbs and can mess up your keto journey, but that doesn't mean you cannot enjoy them.

You can opt for the alternatives, give yourself a plate of warm pasta, and feast without the guilt and worry that you might ruin your entire slimming course. 

Have you tried the recipe yet? Share your thoughts in the comments below. We'd also love to hear if you have a keto pasta recipe you can share. 

About the Author

Ryan is a personal trainer, athlete, health enthusiast, and entrepreneur. He is researching and expanding his knowledge about the ketogenic diet. He spends most of his time writing content about his new learnings of the ketogenic diet and shares it on Ketogenic Supplement Reviews. You can find me on: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.