QUEENKETO LOW CARB PASTA #1 FETTUCCINE EGG NOODLES


Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles

Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles.

Almost like REAL pasta, but a mere 1g carbs per serving.

And all you need is 4 INGREDIENTS plus a pinch of salt!!!!

This is it! After a loooong wait, it’s here. I’m super excited!!!! If you’ve been substituting wheat pasta for low-carb alternatives, you’ll know how expensive and disappointing they all are. Now you can MAKE YOUR OWN delicious keto pasta, IN MINUTES, without a pasta machine and with hardly any effort.

Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles

You know I’m a lover of all Italian foods. Pasta was my pre-keto number 1 best friend and one of the foods I missed the most after cutting out carbs. It’s obvious why. Pasta is an amazingly versatile invention. You just boil it, add whatever sauce you fancy and voilá – you have a yummy, quick dish for every occasion. It was my go-to meal whenever I needed to cook something that was simultaneously quick, effortless and satisfying. Meat or fish with veggies is great, but every day? Nope. Not ideal. Having that pasta packet in the cupboard was one of life’s essentials. For me anyway.


Once I entered keto world, I thought I’d have to say goodbye forever to pasta. Then I learned about konjac (aka shirataki, glucomannan, miracle noodles) and got excited. Tried it. Hated it. Aside the slimey texture, it tastes like water (?) and has no bite. More akin to chewing a water-filled worm – I’d say. Not that I’ve ever chewed a water-filled worm, mind you. Anyway, I found it totally disgusting and pointless, and it gave me stomach cramps with bloating. But I persevered with it for a while anyway, just to see whether I would get used to it. I didn’t. And once I read about its potential to cause bowel obstruction, I ditched it for good.

Then I tried Black Bean Pasta (click HERE for U.S. option). 14g net carbs per 100g, reasonably priced, and easy to store. Not perfect, but a huge improvement from konjac, especially in terms of texture. However, it only went well with strong sauces that masked its overpowering flavour, and ketohusband didn’t like it at all. I still use it occasionally, but only because it is convenient to grab from the cupboard, as it’s a dry ingredient. If you fancy giving it a try, check out my Low Carb Spaghetti with Pesto recipe.

Eventually, I came across another type of “low carb pasta” made from pea protein and wheat gluten. A slightly chewy texture, but quite close to real pasta, and without any particularly strong flavour. It became ketohusband’s favourite and I cooked with it for a while. It was a very expensive option, even though you only needed 40-50g per portion. Click HERE for the link if you want to try it (sorry – it’s only available in the U.K.). Definitely my favourite out of all the low-carb options I’ve tried through the years.

So now you may be asking yourself why go through the trouble of making my own pasta after finding a good enough substitute. The answer is simple: making my own saves me money, I don’t have to order it, there is no need to wait for delivery and it tastes way better. As my pasta freezes well, I make batches that I split into individual portions and keep in the freezer. With no need to pre-boil it, I just defrost it and stir it into my pasta sauce. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

How to Make Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles

The inspiration for my recipe came from lowcarb-ology.com, where I saw low-carb pasta involving wheat gluten. My modifications and adjustments have created a texture, consistency and flavour that – in my opinion and according to my own taste buds – is closer to real wheat pasta than anything else I’ve tried before.

There are plenty of recipes for low carb pasta on the www. What makes my Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles different, is that they are made with lupin flour, which gives them a pasta-neutral flavour.  To add a little elasticity, I incorporated Guar Gum. Don’t be afraid of it: it’s a plant-based fibre and totally innocuous.

Remember that if you’re allergic to peanuts you may also react to lupin. If you have any concerns, best choose an alternative flour. I have another pasta recipe that doesn’t use lupin flour. Click HERE for my Queenketo Pasta #2 (lupin-free) recipe.

Making this pasta is a cinch. All you have to do is mix the ingredients thoroughly. Pour the mixture onto lined baking trays, bake for a few minutes, let cool for a couple of minutes, roll the ‘pasta sheet’ and slice into fettuccine-like ribbons.

Spread out the ribbons and let them dry out for a few hours. Then you can put them in the fridge, covered, where they’ll keep for several days. Unless you’re eating them immediately, of course.

I told you it was easy!Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles

The Queenketo Low Carb Pasta #1 Fettuccine Egg Noodles recipe yields 3 medium portions. I find the portion size is enough once you add a sauce full of meaty or veggie chunks. If serving with just a simple, thin sauce, like pesto, plain tomato sauce or even butter and Parmesan, you’ll need a larger portion, in which case, the recipe will yield 2 large servings.

Don’t forget that this pasta is already cooked, so there is no need to pre-boil before adding to sauces.

Enjoy!

QUEENKETO LOW CARB PASTA #1 FETTUCCINE EGG NOODLES
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Yield: 200g when dry
  • Serving size: 
  • Calories: 148
  • Fat: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 10g
Recipe type: Main Courses
Cuisine: Ketogenic. Low Carb. LCHF. Grain Free. Gluten Free.
Prep time: 
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Total time: 
Forget look-alike pasta that tastes nothing like the real thing. This one's a keeper!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. whisk cream cheese, then combine 1 egg; whisk in guar gum until smooth, then incorporate the remaining eggs, 1 at a time, and finally add salt and lupin flour.
  2. line two oven trays with parchment paper or silicone sheets (best result) and pre-heat oven to 160C static.
  3. pour the egg mixture over lined trays and spread it as thinly and as uniformly as you can, in a square or rectangular pattern.
  4. bake for 10-12 mins (until opaque all over the top, shrinking inwards, and the edges start to become golden), then remove from oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  5. peel away from tray linings (it should lift off easily, like a thin rubber sheet - if it's sticky it's undercooked), roll, and slice thinly (crossways) with a sharp knife.
  6. unroll each ribbon and transfer to a plate or tray.
  7. leave to air-dry for a few hours, before adding to your pasta sauce.
Notes
Make sure the oven trays you use are completely flat, otherwise the liquid mix will collect in the concaves.
I find the best result is achieved using silicone baking sheets, rather than parchment paper. I use THIS (U.S. option HERE)
Cooking time varies depending on how thinly you manage to spread the mix.
Once air-dried, you can store these fettuccine in the fridge, covered, where they will keep for 3-4 days.
You can also freeze them after separating them into individual portions.

Metric kitchen scales are an inexpensive yet invaluable gadget to enable accurate measurement of ingredients. Store them upright in a cupboard or over your worktop and they'll only take up a tiny bit of space. Click HERE for the ones I use in the UK. For U.S. option click HERE.

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18 comments on “QUEENKETO LOW CARB PASTA #1 FETTUCCINE EGG NOODLES

Jean

Hi Antya – This recipe looks great! Do you know if there is a method to dry these fully after they are made so that they can be shelf stable and be used later on by boiling in water? Thanks!

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Hi Jean! How spooky…your message arrived just as I finished baking a fresh batch of these! This is how I store my ‘pasta’: I air-dry it for a few hours to release moisture, then I put portions into zip-lock freezer bags and I store them in the fridge (if using within a few days) or freezer. I defrost portions and then add them directly into whatever sauce I’ve made, over high heat for a couple of minutes to warm it all up nicely. The idea of drying these fettuccine for shelf-life stability is interesting, but I’ve certainly never tried it. I’m pretty confident that using a dehydrator would work, but I have no idea how long the shelf life would be or how best to ‘revive’ the pasta when it comes to using it. I would tend to think that blanching it in boiling water might work. If you have a go, I’d love to know how you got on. Good luck!

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Jean

Thanks for replying! I looked up more information regarding dehydrating cheese and it’s not recommended. What do you think about using Cream Cheese Powder for the recipe instead of regular cream cheese? Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Cheese-powder-Hoosier-Hill-Farm/dp/B00C2POT3K

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I’ve looked at the product description. Not something I would use, given the list of ingredients. Plus it seems you mix it with water to get “cream cheese”. Frankly, I don’t see any advantage.

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Linda Wines

I just made these this afternoon, but haven’t tasted them yet. I am concerned that mine seem dry and flaky. When I go to cut them they want to kind of break into pieces and they don’t look nice and flexible like yours do. Any ideas on what I might have done wrong?

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Hi Linda, did you use full-fat cream cheese, lupin flour and guar gum, or did you use substitutions? If you replicated the recipe exactly, then it must be that the pasta became overcooked (every oven is different in terms of heat and cooking levels). A few minutes after it comes out of the oven, it should peel away easily from the silicone mat and feel dry but slightly rubbery and flexible. It should be easy to roll up the pasta ‘sheet’ and slice it into fettuccine, which are then left to air dry. Give it another go, but test it using 1 egg, so you don’t waste ingredients. That said, it should still be edible, unless really very brittle and dry. Let me know how you get on, please, so other readers can benefit from your experience. I have replicated this recipe countless times, so I know for certain that it works – none of my recipes are one-time-lucky concepts.

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I received my lupin flour but I forgot to order guar gum. Would glucomannan work instead?

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Hi Renee, I’ve never used glucomannan, so I’m not sure. Guar gum in this recipe adds elasticity. If you’re familiar with glucomannan and it also has a visco-elastic property, then I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Please let me know how it turns out, if you give it a go, so other readers can benefit from your experience. Thank you!

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Ordered some lupin flour and can’t wait to make these noodles with Alfredo sauce.

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You’ll love them, Renee. Thank you for your comment.

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claudia johnson

can we sub lupin flour for almond or coconut we cant find lupin

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You won’t get the same taste if you swap. Where are you located? I have provided lupin links in the recipe for UK, U.S. as well as an international option. Alternatively, try THIS pasta recipe – no lupin.

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These are wonderful! Asparagus, porcini, chicken Alfredo topper with some parm. I’m eating fettuccini–mmmm….

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Yeeey! Sounds amazing. Thank you!

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Wendy

This noodles are AMAZING!! We are hooked and they came out perfect!! I am going to use this recipe to make larger noodles for Keto Lasagna!! Ty for this recipe !!!

-Wendy and Jeff Moore 👍

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You’re very welcome! ☺️

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Nina Khmielnitzky

Hi, what can I use instead of lupine flour for a keto diet? And is xanthan gum the same as guar gum? Thanks!

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Xanthan and Guar gums work in a similar way, so you can use whatever you choose. I avoid Xantham because of the bacteria it’s produced from, but that’s just my preference.
As for flours, most keto followers use coconut or almond flour. I use lupin in some of my creations when the consistency requires it. I have another pasta recipe coming up and it doesn’t use lupin – you may want to wait for that one to be published…a few weeks at most.

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