Yeah, you read that. Low carb pasta. Pasta you can have on Keto. You’re probably all like “Whoa, Keto is no carbs and pasta is all carbs. This is clearly a trick.” That’s what Amy and I thought when we first stumbled upon this mung bean fettuccine from Explore Asian. There’s only 6 net carbs in a serving in this pasta! Obviously, we needed to try it out. Could a low carb pasta actually be good?
On the way back to cook the pasta, Amy was coming up with alternative dinner plans as she was convinced that this pasta was going to be nasty. Fortunately it was actually really good! It was slightly chewy and the pasta was pretty broken when we opened the package, but those were our only complaints. Other than that, it was fantastic! This is an amazing high protein low carb alternative to pasta.
We found this pasta at Fresh Martket, but I imagine it’d be available in other health food stores such as Whole Foods or Sprouts. I also found it on Amazon if you can’t find it in your area.
For the dish, we cooked the pasta according to the package directions and added a jarred sauce that also had very few carbs. A homemade cream sauce will add no carbs here if made correctly! Super easy and Keto friendly. This is a great way to get rid of those pasta cravings since this is one of the best healthy pasta alternatives I’ve ever had. I even prefer it to whole wheat pasta. I’d give it 4/5 stars. It’d get that 5th star if the pasta wasn’t so broken.
What you need:
- Water to boil pasta
- 1 package Mung Bean Fettuccine
- 2 cups Low carb tomato sauce
What to do:
- Prepare the mung bean fettuccine according to the package directions.
- After draining and rinsing, add the noodles back to the pot.
- Add the sauce and stir.
- Chow down.