This is a super simple recipe with flavorful pesto and filling pasta, but it is low in carbs due to Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta by Al Dente Pasta Company.
Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta by Al Dente Pasta Company has 7 grams of fiber and 15 grams of protein per serving, and fewer than half the net carbs of regular pasta. That’s why this recipe is okay on low-carb diets! It is packed with healthy fats from olive oil and pine nuts, plus vitamins and minerals from the tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow summer squash.
You can cook Carba-Nada Reduced Carb Pasta just like you cook regular pasta, but it is faster. Just add the pasta to boiling, salted water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente. It is important to keep the pasta al dente and not overcook it. Then drain the pasta just like you would drain regular pasta, and it is ready to use.
To make the basil pesto, just pulse the ingredients in a food processor. Using fresh basil, good cheese, and extra-virgin olive oil can give it a fresh, decadent flavor. You can use pine nuts or substitute walnuts if those are easier to come by.
These Basil Pesto Egg Noodles can be an entire meal on their own, or you can serve the noodles with a side salad or some steamed broccoli. You can add leftover diced chicken if you like, or serve the pasta with extra cheese on top.
Recipe for Low-Carb Basil Pesto Egg Noodles
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes