So pasta is one of the things I really miss with low carb eating. I’ve always loved a good plate of pasta. But knowing what it does to my blood sugar, I just can’t handle it anymore.
Enter… the low carb noodle.
I found these at the grocery store in the produce section (same thing as Miracle noodles, just a different brand. I was not paid to endorse these. I purchased these myself). They do require being rinsed and “dry fried” to dry them (the flavor is pretty bad if you don’t), but once that’s done you can treat them like any normal noodle!
I was craving some carbonara, so I tried it out with these noodles. While it wasn’t an EXACT match, it was close enough to call it delicious! Filled with bacon, parmesan and butter, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
I will say that carbonara is typically made with cream. But cream doesn’t sit well in my tummy no matter how hard I try (unless it’s whipped, for some strange reason!), so I went with butter instead, and it worked! If you prefer the cream, you could easily sub with about a 1/4 cup of cream instead of the butter. Either way, this makes a really satisfying dinner!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 lb. bacon, no sugar added, chopped into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp. ground, black pepper
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 stick salted butter
- 1 package miracle noodles
Cook your pasta separately, according to package directions. Do not skip the dry frying. Set aside.
- In a bowl, melt the butter and set aside.
- In a second bowl, wisk together the eggs and parmesan cheese. Slowly stir in the cooled butter as if you are tempering the eggs. Slow, slow, slow!
Then whisk in all the other spices.
In a pan, cook the bacon, and then add the noodles and toss well. Turn off the heat.
While the pan is still hot, slow stir in the sauce a little at a time. Again, slow, slow slow! The idea is to cook the egg without ending up with scrambled eggs. So stir! (I turned my heat back on for a bit because the pan cooled too quickly. The sauce wasn't cooking. It should thicken and coat the noodles instead of being an actual liquid).
Top with a little extra parmesan and serve.
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate):