Shirataki Noodles with Tofu & Veggies (Low Carb Pasta)

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Looking for a low carb pasta alternative? Or maybe just a gluten-free or grain-free pasta option? I’m gluten-free, so I’m always interested in trying different gluten-free pasta options because finding a good gluten-free pasta can be hard. When I saw this Pasta Zero shirataki spaghetti by nasoya I was interested in seeing if it would be good gluten-free pasta option for me.

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First off, there were a lot of things that I liked about this pasta. One of them was the fact that it’s a low carb pasta. I’m not on a low carb diet, but I try not to over do it with carbs. These shirataki noodles are a great way to enjoy pasta without worrying about consuming a lot of carbs. They are actually only 4 grams of carb per serving and also happen to be very low calorie too.

The price is also a plus. At my local Wal-Mart these are less than $3 a bag. A lot of time gluten-free products are more expensive. So I like it that these shirataki noodles are very affordable.

I also, like that this pasta is basically pre-cooked so you don’t have to worry about over cooking it and the texture being too mushy. To cook this pasta you simply drain the pasta (there is water inside of the bag) and heat it up. You can heat it in the microwave or on top of the stove just until it’s warm.

It’s really easy to make a low carb pasta meal with these shirataki noodles.  I like to add some veggies and some protein so that I can make it a balanced meal when I cook this pasta. I usually use whatever veggies I have available and some tofu. Here’s my recipe for Low Carb Pasta with Tofu & Veggies.

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Low Carb Pasta with Tofu & Veggies

Ingredients:

  • (2) Bags of Nasoya Pasta Zero Shirataki Spaghetti
  • (1) 14 oz. package of Extra Firm Tofu
  • Your choice of veggies. I used fresh carrots, frozen broccoli, and frozen green beans. But you could use whatever combination you like.
  • Olive Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Crushed Red Peppers (optional)
    1. Drain water off of your block of tofu. Then squeeze the water out of the tofu. I like to sit my tofu on a plate with paper towels on top and below my block of tofu. Then I set another plate on top of my tofu and place a can on top of that plate. The weight of the can presses the water out of the tofu and the paper towels absorb the water from the tofu. I usually leave the can on top of the tofu for at least an hour to press the water out of the tofu. See pic below (this was taken the first time I cooked tofu, since then I’ve used this method a lot and it works out great).

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. After the water has been pressed out of the tofu. I cut the tofu into about two inch squares. Then I toss them in olive oil. Bake tofu 10 minutes on one side then turn over and bake 10 minutes on the other side.
  3. While tofu is baking, cook veggies by sauteeing them in olive oil until desired level of doneness.low carb pasta 4
  4. Add tofu to shirataki noodles to veggies and heat until warm. A
  5. Add tofu and season with soy sauce, salt, pepper, and crushed peppers to taste.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Tamara May 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I want this so badly!! I love tofu. I love the mix of tofu and noodles (with or without gluten – I don’t care), and I love the vegetables. I also love the olive oil. YUM.
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    • Reply Sonya May 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      I love tofu too! I was so scared to eat soy for a long time, but now I’m trying to eat more of it.

  • Reply LaKita May 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    This looks so delicious!! I have tried these noodles before and they are a great substitute to regular pasta. I have two really thick cookbooks that I use to press the water out of tofu…getting the water out really changes the texture 🙂
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    • Reply Sonya May 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      I never thought about using books to press out the water. I will have to try books the next time I cook some tofu. Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Reply Mrs. AOK May 26, 2016 at 2:21 am

    This sounds AWESOME! I’ve used a similar noodle, different brand, and my family enjoyed it. This dish is something my family would really enjoy as I’m kind of the stir fry queen 😀
    One of my favorite soups is miso soup, which has yummy pieces of tofu. 🙂
    XOXO
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    • Reply Sonya June 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      I like miso soup too! I love the tofu and the seaweed in the miso soup 🙂

  • Reply Antionette May 26, 2016 at 2:55 am

    This looks like a great recipe and your pictures makes me want to try it – but I am not a big fan of Tofu and have been trying to stay away from the carbs…baby fat you know – lol

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    • Reply Sonya June 15, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      You could replace the Tofu with chicken or shrimp. The noodles are perfect for anyone who is avoiding carbs and this brand of noodles doesn’t have any soy in them 🙂

  • Reply Nerline May 29, 2016 at 6:30 am

    It looks good, Sonya!! I need to try some fried tofu.
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    • Reply Sonya June 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Fried tofu is tasty you should give it a try 🙂

  • Reply robincharmagne June 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Looks delicious. I had tofu many years ago, maybe I’ll try it again!
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    • Reply Sonya June 12, 2016 at 2:05 am

      So sorry to hear about you sister passing. I’ve been praying for you and your family.

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