20 Comforting Keto Pasta Recipes

keto pasta recipes

Don’t you just love pasta, and all the toppings? The fresh tomato sauce and the ooey, gooey cheese?

But as you know, pasta is full of carbs. Just one cup of spaghetti contains over 40 grams of net carbs!

That’s more than double your limit of net carbs for the day. And as tasty as pasta is, all those carbs are not worth it.

So, what can you do when you’re craving pasta? Have keto pasta instead!

Today, I’m sharing keto pasta recipes that you’ll be sure to love. They’re delicious, but most importantly, they are sure to keep you in ketosis.

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1. Keto Chicken Spaghetti

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Had a long, dreary day? Then, this is the dish for you!

In case you’re wondering what chicken spaghetti is, it is tender pieces of chicken and spaghetti that are combined with some creamy cheese sauce and baked until golden brown. Now, doesn’t that sound yummy?

To make this chicken spaghetti low carb, you use some zucchini noodles. To make the zucchini noodles, all you have to do is use a spiralizer to spiralize your noodles. This budget-friendly one right here will do the trick.

For extra nutrition, you will also be adding some spaghetti squash. And to make the creamy cheese sauce, you will be using heavy cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and some cream of mushroom soup.  Yum!

This chicken spaghetti is a meal on its own. But, feel free to serve it with some steamed broccoli or cauliflower.

Either way, it’s a perfect ketogenic comfort meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 230
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 24g

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2. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Recipe with Bacon & Jalapeños

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Are you craving mac and cheese? Then give this dish a try!

It’s melted cheesy goodness topped with some crispy bacon. The jalapeno peppers give it a nice kick.

And the pasta is, you guessed it…cauliflower. But, it tastes amazing. The cauliflower gives the mac and cheese a nice bite and freshness. This ain’t your momma’s mac and cheese!

In fact, I prefer this mac and cheese to the original mac and cheese. That’s because it not only has tons of taste but extra nutrition.

All due to the cauliflower. Just ½ a cup of boiled cauliflower provides a whopping 46% of your daily vitamin C needs.

Now, if you’re not a big fan of the heat, that’s totally okay. Just swap the jalapenos for some sliced green onions.

You can have this mac and cheese for lunch or even dinner if you want!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 470
  • Fats: 39g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 19g

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3. Chicken Tetrazzini

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Have you given up chicken tetrazzini because you’re on a keto diet? It’s time to add it back to your life!

This chicken tetrazzini is extra flavourful. The tender chicken pieces and linguini noodles are bathed in a rich, creamy sauce. You won’t believe it’s keto.

The key to it being low carb are the noodles. Instead of regular noodles, you use noodles made from Palmini.

Palmini is a low carb pasta made from the heart of palm. It looks just like pasta and, best of all, tastes similar to pasta. If you would like to give Palmini noodles a try, you can get some here.

Serve with a nice Garden salad. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 435
  • Fats: 38g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 45g

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4. Zucchini Noodle Alfredo

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Can’t get enough of zucchini noodles? Then, you’ll love this zucchini noodle Alfredo!

It’s freshly spiralized zucchini tossed in a super creamy cheese sauce, topped with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It doesn’t get better than this!

This dish is perfect for meal prep as the leftovers reheat well. To keep your leftovers nice and fresh, I recommend using some BPA free glass containers like these. They’re also environmentally more friendly than the plastic ones.

For extra protein, feel free to add some cubed chicken and make it a chicken Alfredo. Delish.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fats: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

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5. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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I love low carb pasta sauce, as I’m sure many of you do too. But, sometimes you just need a change.

So, if you are looking for a low carb alternative to pasta sauce, and even your trusty zoodles, this is a perfect option.

This roasted red pepper pasta dish is a keeper. The noodles look and taste like regular noodles.

They are nicely bathed in a creamy, cheesy sauce that is flavourful and nutritious.

To keep it low carb, you will be using Palmini noodles.  And to make the cheese sauce, you will be putting roasted red peppers and tomatoes in a blender, along with some garlic, olive oil, and cream cheese and blend away until you get a nice smooth sauce…it is a great way to sneak in some veggies.

For extra taste and protein, feel free to add some sausage to this dish. Don’t own a blender yet? Check out this strong blender by Ninja everything, including hard ice!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 227
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

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6. Tuna Zoodles with Lemon, Dill and Pine Nuts

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Do you love tuna salad? Then you’ll go gaga over these tuna zoodles!

You have tender zucchini noodles served with a mixture of tuna, pine nuts, and olives. The pine nuts add crunch and a creamy flavor.

The lemon and dill perfectly complement the tuna. Meanwhile, the olives give the dish a lovely Mediterranean feel.

And it is pretty low in calories. Perfect if you’re trying to lose weight or just want a light dinner or lunch.

Top with some Parmesan cheese and serve with some steamed broccoli or a nice Garden salad.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 256
  • Fats: 15.9g
  • Net Carbs: 5.6g
  • Protein: 22.5g

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7. 20-Minute Keto Shrimp Scampi

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Do you love your shrimp Scampi, but hate all the carbs? Then, you’ll love this dish!

Now, shrimp Scampi itself is low carb.  It’s the pasta that you serve it with that makes the carbs add up.

This keto shrimp scampi has succulent shrimp in a savory butter sauce. The red chili pepper flakes add a hint of heat, while the fresh lemon juice adds some zing.

To make it low carb, you add some freshly spiralized zucchini noodles and cook until soft.

There you have it, easy peasy keto shrimp scampi.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 211
  • Fats: 8.6g
  • Net Carbs: 5.7g
  • Protein: 25.3g

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8. Cheesy Spinach Ravioli

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Do you love ravioli, but hate what is does to your body? Then, you’re in for a treat with this dish.

It’s tender ravioli filled with fresh spinach, finished off by broiling it to give some slight browning on top. It tastes a lot like your regular ravioli, but without all the carbs.

In fact, one serving contains only 1 gram of net carbs. The key to it being so low carb is the ravioli.

Instead of using flour to make your ravioli dough, you use mozzarella cheese to make it. This makes the ravioli extra cheesy.

Top with some low carb marinara sauce, and dinner is served.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 347
  • Fats: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 30g

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9. Ground Beef Zucchini noodles

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Did your mom make you a Hamburger helper as a kid? If so, it sure brings back warm memories.

These ground beef zucchini noodles will surely remind you of the Hamburger helper. But with way, fewer carbs!

It’s nicely browned ground beef tossed in a melange of spices along with some crayfish. All mixed with zucchini noodles.

To add some Nigerian flair, you also add some crayfish. Crayfish is a Nigerian spice made by grinding up dried crayfish into powder form.

You can add it to soups, sauces, and stews. If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Do keep in mind that this dish contains ground beef. Beef has a high carbon footprint, so to reduce your carbon footprint, you may want to eat this dish less often or use ground turkey or chicken instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 458
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 30g

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10. Keto Mac and Cheese with Zoodles

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Do you love mac and cheese? Here’s another mac and cheese recipe for you!

Unlike the one I showed you earlier, this one uses zoodles instead of cauliflower. So, it’s a great option if you’re not a big fan of cauliflower or just want to have another mac and cheese option.

The zucchini noodles are sweet and tender. And the cheese sauce is definitely better than that packaged stuff out there…you know what I mean.

The cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, and sharp cheddar cheese make for an intensely cheesy, creamy sauce. While the mustard powder gives the sauce some kick.

And since it’s packed with tons of fat, it will leave you feeling full. And not craving more and more.

This mac and cheese is delicious just the way it is. But to ramp up the flavor, even more, feel free to top with some bacon or diced ham.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 503
  • Fats: 46g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 17g

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11. Grilled Lemon Chicken Pesto Over Zoodles

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Do you love pesto? Then, you’re in for a treat!

The chicken pieces are tender and nicely grilled. But it is the homemade pesto that truly sets this dish apart…you may not want the jarred stuff after making this tasty pesto.

The Parmesan cheese adds a delightful cheesiness. Meanwhile, the fresh basil perfectly complements the cheese, while the fresh lemon juice adds a bit of tang.

The toasted pine nuts add a sweet nutty note. And a few cloves of garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper don’t overpower the delicateness of the pesto.

Making this pesto is quite easy too. Place your salt, pepper, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor. Here is a high-quality food processor at a pretty reasonable price.

Pulse a couple of times, then add lemon juice and basil and pulse a bit. Then, slowly drizzle in your olive oil while continuing to pulse.

Finally, add some parmesan cheese and pulse until well mixed. There you go, nothing to it! Check out more ketogenic chicken dinner ideas here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 440
  • Fats: 38g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 22g

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12. Three Cheese Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole

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Are you tired of zoodles? Take a nice break with this spaghetti squash lasagne casserole.

It is truly a cheese lover’s delight. It is ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pecorino all melted on top of shredded spaghetti squash.

The sweetness of the spaghetti squash balances the saltiness of the pecorino. And the meatiness of the beef and pork mixture complements the freshly made tomato sauce.

With such a winning combination of flavors, you’ll be asking for seconds.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 337
  • Fats: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 30.25g

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13. Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

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Do you have company coming over? Serve them this!

It’s elegant and takes less than 30 minutes to make. So, you can spend more time socializing or relaxing instead of slaving in the kitchen.

Freshly shredded spaghetti squash is bathed in an extra cheesy cream sauce. All topped with crispy bacon and some freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Your non-keto guests will love it. And best of all, they won’t believe it’s keto!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 275
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 12g

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14. Tasty Spaghetti Squash

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Do you need a non-dairy pasta dish? This one’s for you.

It is tender strips of spaghetti squash tossed with sautéed bell peppers and onions in a bouillon. And if you’re vegan, you can use vegan bouillon, and make this a vegan dish.

Add a bit of cayenne pepper for some heat, along with a few seasonings, and you’ve got a tasty non-dairy spaghetti squash.

And since it contains only 110 calories, it makes for a nice light dinner or as a great side dish.

Serve with some pan-fried bacon or tofu for some extra protein.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 110
  • Fats: 7g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 1g

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15. 2-Ingredient Keto Pasta

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Zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash noodles are all great and stuff. But, sometimes, you want to skip the veggies and just indulge.

This pasta is perfect for that. It looks like pasta and tastes like pasta- but more like a cheesy pasta.

And there are no veggies in sight! All you need to make it are two ingredients: mozzarella cheese and egg yolk.

It only takes 10 minutes to make. Then, you place it in the fridge overnight to cool.

Once it’s cooled down, you just cook it for about one minute. There you have it- 2 ingredient keto pasta!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 358
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 33g

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16. Chicken Carbonara Recipe

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Are you craving chicken carbonara? This dish is sure to satisfy your cravings!

It has all the flavor of chicken carbonara. But without all the carbs.

To make it low carb, you use chicken as your pasta. What you get is tender morsels of chicken in a lovely creamy cheese sauce.

The chopped bacon adds depth of flavor, while the spinach adds tons of freshness. And since it contains a lot of protein, it is the perfect meal for growing kids.

So, next time your family wants chicken carbonara, serve them this. You may just be surprised at how they don’t even miss the pasta.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 414
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 36g

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17. Chicken Pad Thai

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Are you craving Thai food? Then, give this dish a try!

It has all the flavors of authentic Thai food but without all the carbs.

The peanut butter and stevia give it a nice sweet flavor. And the chili paste gives a gentle heat.

Meanwhile, the lime juice and rice vinegar add acidity. While the fish sauce adds a nice umami flavor.

The chopped peanuts perfectly balance the soft noodles.

The key to keeping this low carb are the noodles. For this dish, you use Shirataki noodles, which you can find at Asian markets or sometimes at health food stores. If you’re having trouble finding them, you can find some here.

The best part of this dish is that it only takes 30 minutes to make. So, you can have a tasty meal in less time than it would take to get takeout.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 268
  • Fats: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 32g

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18. ‘‘Just Like the Real Thing’’ Keto Lasagna

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Are you craving comfort food? Then, you’ll love this lasagne.

It’s cheesy, saucy, meaty…all the things you expect of a lasagne. But with way fewer carbs.

The key to making it low carb are the noodles. To make the noodles, you need a few eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and some seasoning.

What you get is a lasagne that tastes like the real thing…but even better.

So, the next time your partner or kids want pasta for dinner, serve them this!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 486
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 9.5g
  • Protein: 57g

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19. Bacon and Blue Cheese Zoodles

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Do you want a pasta dish that is packed with flavor, but not too heavy? Then, this is the dish for you!

The crispy bacon complements the soft, freshly made zoodles. While the creamy blue cheese nicely accentuates the light flavors of tomato and fresh basil.

And even though it contains a decent amount of fat and protein, it is low in calories. So, it’s perfect for those days when you want a light dinner or lunch that will still keep you full. Buon Appetito!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 260
  • Fats: 19.7g
  • Net Carbs: 4.2g
  • Protein: 14.1g

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20. Lasagna Bowls

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You’ve heard about salad layered in jars. Now, you can try lasagne layered in bowls.

These lasagne bowls are layered with tons of delicious ingredients: marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, browned Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley.

What you get are layers of deliciousness that make you forget about the noodles. To layer the noodles, you will need some ramekins which you can find here.

Serve these delicious lasagne bowls with a beautiful garden salad. Or if you’re up for it, try a keto salad in a jar!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 615
  • Fats: 45g
  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 36g

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