One of the hardest things to give up when eating low-carb is PASTA. It's just so frickin' good. I could eat noodles everyday. No, noodle sandwiches. No, sandwiches with noodles and potato chips in them. Ya...that's the stuff....
Sadly, that doesn't exactly work with staying healthy :(
I had a friend visit from LA a couple of weeks ago and he said that he had heard of a recipe for low-carb noodles with just eggs and cream cheese. 3 test batches later, we came up with the following ratio:
6 tbsp (about 3.5 oz) cream cheese, softened
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pour out into a thing layer on a cookie sheet in a pan (I made the mistake of making it too thick at first, so make sure you're barely covering the bottom of the pan!). Bake for 8-12 minutes until completely solid. Let cool and slice into desired thickness.
This recipe contains about 4 servings with the following nutritional information:
12 g fat
1.5 g carbs
7.5 g protein
We also came up with a recipe for Alfredo sauce:
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of nutmeg
Combine the mascarpone, Parmesan, and butter in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted. Beat in the cream and nutmeg, then add the lemon juice. Serve with the pasta of your choice!
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