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Mar 07, 2022 2 min read

Shirataki Noodles may be the pasta alternative that you have always dreamed of because of their diet-friendly nutritional stats. But how do you use them? It’s easy! It can take under a minute to prep them, and then you can use them however you would normally use pasta. Here’s how to prepare shirataki noodles.

Shirataki Noodles and Health

Shirataki Noodles have 0 grams of net carbs and 3 grams of dietary fiber. Plus, each serving of shirataki noodles has only 10 calories. That means they can fit into the strictest of low-carb, low-calorie, and weight loss diets.

How to Prepare Shirataki Noodles

Are you ready to learn how to prepare shirataki noodles? First, cut open the bag. It can help to cut it along the corner to make a smaller slit. That lets you drain out most of the water without losing any noodles.

These are some optional steps you can take to prepare shirataki noodles.

  • Rinse them with water and drain them again. This gets rid of any extra flavor you might notice.
  • Cut the noodles into shorter strand lengths. The noodles can be pretty long, and some people like them to be shorter. You can keep them as long or make them as short as you like.
  • Dry the noodles of excess water by heating them in a pan. Heat the pan and do not add any water or cooking oil. Add the noodles and heat them for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring a bit, until they are dry. Then turn off the heat and remove the noodles from the pan.

After the noodles are drained, and possibly rinsed, cut, and heated, it’s time to get to your recipe. Now that you know how to prepare shirataki noodles, you are ready to use them!

Cooking with Sauce

First up, pasta goes hand in hand with sauce. Shirataki Noodles do, too! Any of the these types of sauces are great for Shirataki Noodles. Just cook or heat the sauce and add the noodles. Toss and serve. 

  • Tomato sauce, with or without chunky vegetables such as mushrooms and bell peppers.
  • Pesto sauce with chicken or salmon.
  • Alfredo sauce with shrimp or chicken, and asparagus, broccoli florets, carrots, or green beans.
  • Peanut sauce with chopped peanuts and chicken, chives, and vegetables.
  • Ghee and parmesan.
  • Olive oil and garlic with basil and chopped tomatoes.


Shirataki Noodles are good for making comfort food, too. It’s actually easier to use shirataki noodles than regular noodles in casseroles because you don’t have to cook them first. Just prepare them and add them. Whether it’s tuna noodle casserole, baked spaghetti with beef or soy crumbles, or mac and cheese casserole, Shirataki Noodles can keep it low in calories and carbs.

It’s great to have a low-carb, low-calorie choice when you want to eat pasta, and Shirataki Noodles serve the purpose. Once you know how to prepare Shirataki Noodles, you can get them ready in seconds, then use them in your favorite recipes. Check out all of our varieties of NutriNoodle Shirataki Noodles and other low-carb pastas!


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