This low-carb, creamy recipe is also low in calories! It is so quick to prepare that you can make it on the busiest of weeknights. And the leftovers are great, too. You can take them for lunch or reheat them for dinner.
This recipe is pretty low in calories thanks to the NutriNoodle Shirataki Fettuccine. It has only 10 calories per serving. You can use part-skim or fat-free ricotta cheese to further cut calories. And it is okay to use only 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the sauce. You may just need to adjust the liquid at the end to get the right consistency of pasta and sauce.
This recipe is also for you if you are on a high-fat keto diet! If you are looking to bump up your fat intake, use full-fat ricotta and the entire amount of olive oil. You can add extra parmesan cheese to the sauce or make it even creamier by adding ½ cup of grated mozzarella cheese. When you add the spinach, you can also add 2 tablespoons of butter.
This recipe is vegetarian, but you can add extra protein if you need it. Stir in pieces of cooked tofu or seitan to keep it vegetarian, or cooked skinless chicken breast or fish when you mix everything together at the end. Or just serve your cooked, warm protein on top of the pasta when you plate and serve the meal.
This can be a one-dish meal on its own. Or you can serve it with a side salad, some sauteed zucchini slices, or another vegetable. For dessert, follow this pasta dinner up with fresh fruit such as cut cantaloupe or strawberries. You will be sure of getting plenty of fiber, calcium, and antioxidants with this meal!
Recipe for Low-Calorie Creamy Easy Herbed Ricotta Pasta
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes