Cooking Shirataki Noodles–Tuna Casserole

Low Carb Tuna Noodle Casserole Using Shirataki Noodles

Cooking Shirataki Noodles--low carb tuna noodle casserole

The secret to my successful journey, besides low carb tortillas, was my discovery of Shirataki Pasta and then learning how to cook Shirataki noodles. I use the Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta. The "pasta" comes in angel hair and fettuccine. It is an acquired taste but if you cook it the right way it is actually pretty yummy. I mean, as yummy as make shift pasta can be.

There is only 1 net carb per serving (each bag contains two servings) and 15 calories per serving (some websites show it have zero calories and zero carbs--may just be a misprint on packaging). Do not re-adjust your computer screen you read it correctly, pasta containing only 15 calories and 1 net carb.



The great thing about shirataki noodles is that it takes on the flavor of the sauce or ingredients you are cooking it with. When I made spaghetti and meatballs it took on the flavor of the pasta I was using--holy cow!

I then went where no dieter's ever go. I added a cream sauce to my meal. Gasp! But when you're cooking  shirataki noodles playing with the fatty stuff is fun because of how many carbs/cals you are saving with this mock pasta.

I love, love Tuna Noodle casserole, but it is so fattening and calorific that I couldn't bring myself to eat it anymore...until, now, that is.

I created a low calorie/low carbohydrate Tuna Noodle Casserole with Pasta Zero/Shirataki fettuccine noodles. The fettuccine gives you that egg noodle texture that makes a Tuna casserole so yummy.

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Cooking  Shirataki Noodles

Low Carb Tuna Noodle Casserole Using Shirataki Noodles

1

1

325

15g

2.5g

23g net carbs

3.5g

5g

6.5g

2,455mg


  • One package of Pasta Zero

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (the full fat kind has the lowest carb count)

  • Libby's microwaveable sweet peas

  • Libby's microwaveable diced carrots (I like Libby's because it is portioned individually leaving no confusion of carb count)

  • Tuna (Albacore in water)

  • Lots of pepper

Instructions


  • Open up the 2 pasta zero packages (I use two because one bag is small and why not? 15 calories a serving) and place in colander and rinse under cold water to remove fishy smell. Once smell is gone place on a clean dish towel (or a few layers of paper towels) and squeeze out the access water--very important.

  • Next, pan dry the noodles on medium heat and keep pressing down on the noodles until you hear the noodle screams, ha, yes, these noodles make the same sounds lobsters make when being boiled. Add pepper and mix well.

  • Once the noodles look dry add the tuna and stir until tuna is warmed up. Then add the can of cream of mushroom soup. Mix well.

  • Add sweet peas and diced carrots. Add more pepper. Heat until warm. Place on plate. Eat.

  • *OPTION: I like to put the heated mixture into a pie dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes on 400 degrees. Or at least until it gets that golden layer top. If you have enough carbs leftover or calories add a sprinkle of bread crumbs if you like.

I will warn you that the initial taste will slightly feel rubbery, but pan frying it a little longer will help. It is also hard to cut with a fork so try and cut down to eating lengths while it is being cooked. I want to remind you also of the importance of squeezing out the access water. Even if it looks dry on the pan, if you didn't squeeze well beforehand using a clean dish cloth or paper towels then your sauce will get watery. The sauce will basically slip off of the pasta. I hope I helped you learn the basics of cooking with Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta to enjoy the weight loss benefits.



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