Shirataki noodles are a powerful low-carb and low-calorie ingredient. They are grain-free, gluten-free and have little impact on blood sugar. They can also look and taste similar to conventional pasta – an outcome that alternatives like zoodles simply cannot attain.
The noodles are made from konjac yam. They tend to be thin and translucent, with a gelatinous texture. They mostly consist of soluble fiber. This makes them great for health. It’s also a key reason why they’re low in calories and carbs.
You wouldn’t eat the noodles on their own, as they have little taste. But, they work exceptionally well in recipes.
That’s where this list comes in. We’ve gathered a selection of creative shirataki noodle recipes from various food bloggers. Some of these are perfect for low-carb or keto diets, while others apply to a broader audience. Check them out!
Peanut Sesame Shirataki Noodles
These Peanut Sesame Shirataki Noodles are a great place to begin. The recipe is interesting, as Catherine highlights a different way to prepare the shirataki noodles, rather than the directions provided on the packet. The recipe is worth reading for that information alone. Try the meal too. It is easy to make and contains a great balance of flavors.
Paleo Pad Thai
I’ve always been a fan of pad Thai, so this Paleo Pad Thai recipe is especially appealing. It’s also a vegetable-heavy dish that is filled with bright flavors. What’s not to love? You could easily change some of the vegetables based on what you have available. For example, cauliflower would be just as effective as broccoli in the meal.
Chicken Stir-Fry with Shirataki Noodles
Diet Type: Low-calorie, low-carb
Stir-fries are one of the most popular ways to use shirataki noodles and this Chicken Stir-Fry with Shirataki Noodles recipe is one example. I love the large number of veggies that are included in the recipe. It would be a powerful way to increase your vegetable intake. As Myra highlights, you could also add avocado and chopped nuts to give it a little more body.
Shirataki Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing
This Shirataki Noodle Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing is another approach that you can take with shirataki noodles. The idea isn’t as common as a stir-fry but that’s not a bad thing. The choice of ginger sesame dressing adds to the Asian-style of the meal. It’s worth trying for yourself even if you’re unfamiliar with the flavor combination. Trust me, it all comes together well.
Zen Ramen Vegan Noodle Bowl
Diet Type: Vegan, gluten-free
I love the style of this Zen Ramen Vegan Noodle Bowl (the name is pretty cool too). Meals like this are a versatile way to get nutrients into your meals, regardless of the type of diet that you’re following. You can easily swap individual components to suit your preferences and the ingredients that you have available. The whole thing looks attractive in the bowl too.
Cucumber and Shirataki Noodle Salad
Diet Type: Nothing specific
Shirataki recipes don’t need to be hot, as this Cucumber and Shirataki Noodle Salad recipe highlights. The recipe comes from Otaku Food, which specializes in creating authentic Japanese meals from home. It’s worth trying this dish out even if it doesn’t sound like your normal meals. You’ll be surprised at how good it tastes.
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
One of the key reasons for using shirataki noodles is the chance to make healthier versions of regular recipes. This Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is one example of the pattern. As Margot highlights, there are many possible variations to this recipe. You could easily make the meal vegetarian with a simple ingredients swap. Baking it in the oven is another alternative, which would change the texture somewhat.
Keto Mac and Cheese
Speaking of conventional recipes, check out this Keto Mac and Cheese. The meal looks slightly unusual because you’re using shirataki noodles rather than pasta pieces. But, don’t worry, this dish still has all the cheesy goodness that regular mac and cheese offers. You might find that this becomes your go-to comfort food, especially if you’re a cheese fan.
Honey Sesame Shirataki Noodles
For a different flavor choice, what about these Honey Sesame Shirataki Noodles? This is another recipe that uses shirataki noodles and it is much more appealing than it initially sounds. As Nami explains, the dish ends up being refreshing. It is an especially good choice for summer when the weather is hot. Of course, you could have the dish at any time of the year. You’ll enjoy the taste regardless of the temperature outside.
Spinach Parmesan Pasta with Miracle Noodles
This Spinach Parmesan Pasta with Miracle Noodles is a simple recipe that takes full advantage of shirataki pasta. In fact, there are only seven different ingredients in the dish. That total even includes the seasonings. I imagine that this would be a perfect dish in between meals or as an entrée to dinner. I’m sure you can think of different uses. The spinach could also be replaced with another dark green leafy vegetable if you don’t have spinach available.
Crispy Salmon with Creamy Shirataki Noodles
Diet Type: Gluten-free, paleo, low-carb, keto
There is so much to love about this Crispy Salmon with Creamy Shirataki Noodles recipe. The recipe makes use of homemade avocado pesto, which sounds amazing on its own. The combination of this, shirataki noodles and pan-seared salmon makes an extremely appealing and surprisingly simple meal.
You could potentially skip the salmon entirely and serve the pasta with another source of protein. But, would you want to? The pan-seared salmon perfectly balances out the flavors of the noodle portion.
Tofu Pesto Shirataki
Check out this Tofu Pesto Shirataki recipe. It’s very low in calories, while also acting as a significant source of protein. The recipe is especially good for anyone who feels like shirataki noodles or tofu are flavorless. An even more appealing aspect is that the recipe is easy to prepare. It has a short ingredients list and makes use of popular flavors. The dish is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
Easy Keto Chicken Ramen
Chicken is often combined with shirataki noodles, as this Easy Keto Chicken Ramen recipe shows. Not only is the presentation stunning, but the underlying recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare. As Idriss points out, the recipe is time-consuming, although you don’t need to do a lot of work yourself. The time is important, as it ensures that the ramen broth is packed full of flavor from the chicken.
Korean Style Cold Tofu Shirataki Noodle Salad with Shrimp
I just love the vibrancy of this Korean Style Cold Tofu Shirataki Noodle Salad with Shrimp. It looks so engaging on the plate. That part alone makes the recipe worth trying. I can imagine it as a way to cool down on a summer’s day or a way to brighten things up when the weather is dreary. You could also substitute some of the individual salad components based on what you have available.
Lectin Free Asian Bowl with Miracle Noodles and Shrimps
Speaking of colors, what about this Lectin Free Asian Bowl with Miracle Noodles and Shrimps? It stands out on the plate as well, even though the visual style and colors are very different. Claudia also suggests that this is a good meal for promoting gut health. That’s reason enough to try it for yourself. You might find that the meal is a new favorite.
15-Minute Stir-Fried Shrimp Shirataki Noodles
These 15-Minute Stir-Fried Shrimp Shirataki Noodles are fast and easy. They would taste great too. The recipe makes an interesting choice for anyone that finds they’re missing stir-fries or if you just want to try something new. The recipe balances flavorful and simplicity well. The flavor combination is perfect, while the whole meal just takes 15 minutes from start to finish.
Asian Garlic Beef Noodles Recipe
If you love Asian-inspired meals, this Asian Garlic Beef Noodles recipe is another example to try out. The dish is bursting with flavor and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. It would be a good choice for dinner after a long day at work or on a day where you are in a hurry. As with many of these recipes, you could make the meal with shirataki noodles or zoodles.
Shirataki Noodles with Shrimp Stir-Fry
This Shirataki Noodles with Shrimp Stir-Fry is another meal that takes advantage of shirataki noodles. This one uses shrimp as the source of protein, which creates a hearty meal. Shelby also provides some time-saving tips that can make the recipe easier still. Such approaches are always useful, as life can be hectic at the best of times.
Yakisoba is a traditional Japanese meal. This Shirataki Yakisoba recipe takes that meal and makes some changes to ensure that the final dish is easy to make and full of flavor. The included vegetables make this a healthy dish. You could easily have it for lunch or dinner. Marc mentions that it is also perfect in a bento box lunch.
Garlic Bread Pasta
Here’s a fun flavor combination that you’re guaranteed to love: Garlic Bread Pasta. I love the simplicity of the recipe, along with how the finished dish looks. It would make a perfect side dish or a snack between meals. The recipe does rely on bread crumbs, so it isn’t gluten-free or as low in carbs as it could be. You could change this by using a keto breadcrumb alternative, like the ones that Perfect Keto suggests.
Shirataki Noodle Ramen
Ramen is a popular dish, so why not try out this Shirataki Noodle Ramen recipe? As Rhian points out, the shirataki noodles are a perfect choice for ramen as they absorb flavors from the ingredients around them. Ramen broth is always rich in flavor, so the noodles take this on, resulting in a meal that you’re bound to love.
Coconut Basil Chicken Shirataki Noodle Bowl
If you’re a fan of coconut, then this Coconut Basil Chicken Shirataki Noodle Bowl is for you. The inclusion of basil creates a particularly interesting flavor combination, one that works perfectly with the chicken. The bowl style means that you could swap in and out different components of the recipe, based on your personal preferences.
Pasta with Asparagus Pancetta and Pine Nuts
For a different combination of flavors, check out this Pasta with Asparagus Pancetta and Pine Nuts recipe. I love the choice of ingredients here, especially the inclusion of pancetta and pine nuts. They combine well and you end up with a dish that simply looks stunning.
Gluten Free Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce
Here’s another option: Gluten Free Noodles in a Creamy Coconut Peanut Sauce. This time the main flavors are peanut and coconut, which aren’t often combined with one another. The end result is a very satisfying meal, one that takes full advantage of shirataki noodles. If you don’t believe me, try the recipe out for yourself.
Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles
This Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles recipe is another simple dish – but don’t think that simple is a bad thing. Meals like this are the best choice when you want to eat healthy and don’t have much time to spare. The recipe also manages to be perfect for many different diet types. Shirataki noodles don’t need to be included in complex recipes. As Willow explains, you simply need a flavorful sauce.
Beef Shirataki Noodle Pho
Pho is a popular dish and this Beef Shirataki Noodle Pho gives you the chance to enjoy it on a low carb or a keto diet. As Emily points out, authentic pho is an involved dish, one that can take a day to create. This recipe is a simplified version, one that you can make in roughly 40 minutes. It still contains most of the same amazing flavors, without the excessive work.
Spicy Peanut Sauce and Shirataki Noodles
There aren’t many spicy recipes in the list, but this Spicy Peanut Sauce and Shirataki Noodles recipe is one. In many ways, there are two different recipes included, one for the sauce and the other for the noodles. This means that you could make just the peanut sauce on its own, if you really wanted to. Still, it’s worth making the entire dish at least once to see how the flavors combine.
Kale Pesto Shirataki Noodles
Pesto seems like such a perfect choice for shirataki noodles, which is why these Kale Pesto Shirataki Noodles look so good. I also love the simplicity of the recipe. The most involved task is creating the kale pesto initially, which isn’t very difficult. You’re just adding the various ingredients into a food processor. You could also mix some protein into the dish, like chicken, if you wanted something a little heartier.
Shrimp Curry Shirataki Noodles
The curry approach in this Shrimp Curry Shirataki Noodles recipe is unusual, but it works exceptionally well. I love the way that the flavor combination is a little different than normal, while still working well with the shirataki noodles. The pictured lime isn’t included in the recipe. Even so, you could add it in for some extra depth of flavor.
Low Carb Parmesan Chicken
This Low Carb Parmesan Chicken is a simple dish that is bound to be a family favorite. In fact, the combination of flavors should mean that even kids will eat this meal, despite the use of shirataki noodles instead of pasta. The meal is easy to make too, so you lose nothing by trying it out.
Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry
Want a tasty and easy meal? Go no further than this Sesame Chicken Shirataki Noodle Stir-Fry. You can get the meal on the table in less than half an hour after you start preparing it. It makes for a great dinner on days where you are short on time. Don’t worry, you’re not compromising on taste. Even with the fast prep time, this meal remains rich in flavor.