24 Keto Pasta Recipes for All Your Carb Cravings
By: Amanda Suazo
On keto, you don’t have to make a complete break from pasta: These keto pasta recipes prove that you can still get big flavors and slurpable noodles without the gluten and carbs that make you crash.
Keto pasta recipes use a variety of ingredients to create thin, noodle-like shapes. While you can use classic keto pasta swaps like spiralized zucchini, these recipes use everything from asparagus to seaweed to deliver the same familiar textures and flavors as conventional noodles.
Serve up your favorite classics, or try a new favorite — no matter how you serve them, you’ll want to keep these keto pasta recipes in your meal rotation:
Classic keto pasta recipes
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You can still cook up perfectly soft, al dente pasta shapes with a miraculous 4 net carbs per serving. Best of all, this recipe uses no dairy — instead, you’ll make a dough with almond and coconut flours, apple cider vinegar, and eggs. To avoid fat oxidation, cook your keto pasta in a mix of grass-fed ghee and avocado oil instead of butter and olive oil.
With aromatic sage and salty bacon, this keto pasta dish is just as satisfying as the OG spaghetti carbonara — all with high-fiber zucchini noodles as the base. Each delicious serving is just over 10 net carbs.
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Tender shrimp and zoodles swim in a light, lemony sauce for restaurant-worthy flavor in about 20 minutes. Choose wild-caught shrimp, grass-fed butter, and pastured chicken broth to keep this dish more Bulletproof.
With the right ingredients, zero carb shirataki noodles transform into the perfect keto pasta substitute. In this recipe, noodles cook up with tender chunks of chicken, fresh garlic and herbs to create a quick and flavor-packed meal, all with a naturally thick sauce from Collagelatin. Just 2 net carbs!
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This keto pasta recipe cooks up a silky alfredo using cashews and chicken broth, then tosses in low-carb noodles and strips of seasoned chicken for a meal so good it could fool your non-keto friends. Use zoodles as your base, get pastured chicken meat and broth, and go easy on the garlic and onion powder to stay more Bulletproof. Since blackening is a red-zone cooking method, try cooking your chicken more gently as well.
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Spaghetti night just got an upgrade. This recipe swaps noodles with spaghetti squash for a more filling base, then tops it with a rich bolognese-style sauce for a classic dinner with just 9 net carbs. Choose grass-fed beef and swap the garlic and onion with sliced leek to keep this keto pasta more Bulletproof.
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In classic piccata style, these zoodles get their tart and tangy flavor from a sauce made with lemon juice, butter and capers. Top with fresh shrimp for a full meal in 30 minutes. Use wild-caught shrimp and pastured chicken stock, and avoid eating garlic too often to stay more Bulletproof.
Asian style keto pasta recipes
This lightened-up pad thai uses shirataki noodles instead of rice noodles, then tops them with savory seasoned shrimp. Combined with a sauce using Brain Octane Oil, coconut aminos, and cashew butter, this keto pasta dish will keep you fueled instead of foggy. Packed with flavor, and only 5 net carbs.
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Sauce is the boss in this Asian-inspired recipe: Using full-fat coconut milk, lemongrass, and curry powder, this dish will warm you from the inside out. To keep it Bulletproof, use a konjac-based shirataki instead of tofu, get wild-caught shrimp, skip the garlic, and cook with avocado oil instead of olive oil.
This takeout-style stir fry delivers a big boost of veggies with zoodles, broccoli, and baby bok choy, all cooked up with tender slices of steak. This simple keto pasta meal takes 20 minutes and sets you back 12 net carbs.
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This recipe will make anyone love spaghetti squash! Tender fronds cook up with chunky veggies and seasoned chicken for a savory dish with less than 8 net carbs. To make it more Bulletproof, use pastured chicken (and cook it gently), skip the onion and garlic, use coconut aminos for soy sauce and use fresh ground spices.
Quick and easy keto pasta recipes
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This elegant paleo meal uses a nest of zucchini noodles to hold buttery mini scallops and crisp pieces of bacon in a simple lemony sauce. Best of all, it’s ready in just 30 minutes! Use pastured bacon and wild-caught scallops, skip the pepper, and cook scallops in avocado oil or ghee instead of rendered bacon fat to stay more Bulletproof.
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With a solid balance of fat, protein, and fiber, this recipe is perfect for anyone on the OMAD diet. This keto pasta dish swaps noodles with spiralized zucchini, then packs in healthy fats with a creamy sauce made from avocado and coconut milk. Use pastured chicken and raw walnuts, and skip the pepper to stay more Bulletproof.
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The iconic tomato basil combo gets a creamy upgrade from coconut milk and spiralized zucchini. To make it Bulletproof, swap the garlic with extra herbs, use pastured chicken, and avoid tomato dishes if you’re sensitive to nightshades.
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You can turn so many veggies into noodles — even asparagus! Tender green ribbons swirl in a buttery sauce with savory shrimp, and you can have it all ready in about 15 minutes. Make it Bulletproof and use grass-fed butter, swap garlic for your favorite herbs, use wild-caught shrimp, and use raw cheese from a pastured animal.
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When your pasta craving hits, you can silence it in about 10 minutes with this ultra-easy keto pasta dish. You’ll just need coconut oil, smoked salmon, zucchini, and mayo. To make it Bulletproof, keep your salmon wild and use an avocado oil mayo (like this recipe).
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Get all the creamy, savory flavor of a BLT without the carbs. Along with the usual BLT ingredients, this keto pasta dish uses zucchini noodles and gets extra savory flavors from lemon juice and red pepper flakes. To make it Bulletproof-friendly, use pastured bacon and an avocado oil mayo, skip the onion and garlic, and swap red wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar.
No red sauce needed. This alternative take on spaghetti and meatballs instead creates a low-sauce pasta alternative with seasoned veggie noodles, olives, and artichoke hearts. To make it more keto-friendly, swap the sweet potato and carrot noodles with additional zucchini.
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With a delicious balance of fat and fiber, this keto pasta dish is a winning combo of zoodles, high-fat toppings, and rich pesto. Make this quick-cooking dish more Bulletproof and use a dairy-free pesto, plus skip the tomatoes if you’re sensitive to nightshades.
Keto pasta soups
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Spiralized daikon radish makes a convincing noodle substitute in this warming soup, along with classic ingredients like carrots and celery. To keep it all Bulletproof, use pastured chicken and chicken broth, and skip the ground pepper.
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This traditional take on pho uses a rich beef broth and sliced meat, all while using the Instant Pot to cut down on cooking time. This keto pasta dish uses daikon radish spirals instead of noodles and incorporates classic flavors like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. For a Bulletproof-approved pho, use pastured beef and bone broth, skip the onion, steam your bok choy, and use broccoli sprouts instead of mung bean sprouts.
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Kelp noodles are naturally low-carb and rich in iodine, and are usually packed in sodium alginate — a soluble fiber that can help your gut. This keto pasta soup makes a savory broth with coconut aminos and spices, then adds a filling boost from beef and bok choy. Make a few adjustments to stay more Bulletproof: Skip the garlic, steam bok choy separately before adding, use pastured beef and beef broth, and use a sugar-free hot sauce.
This recipe is easy to customize, though it already packs big flavors with coconut aminos, fresh ginger, and cabbage “noodles.” Top with a soft-cooked egg for a classic soup without the carb overload.
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Unlike traditional pho, this soup uses ground beef instead of sliced beef to cook up quickly. To make it Bulletproof-friendly, use pastured beef and broth, skip the garlic, and saute beef with avocado oil or ghee instead of olive oil.
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