You Won’t Miss Pasta: 10 Brilliant Low-Carb Alternatives

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Are you looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to pasta? These gluten-free and low-carb options are perfect when paired with your favorite sauces. We’ve got you covered with 10 fantastic pasta replacements that promise deliciousness!


Sheet pan zucchini lasagna on a blue striped hand towel and a wood spatula to use to serve it with.
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Zucchini is a great and nutritious pasta alternative. You can spiralize it for spaghetti or slice it for zucchini lasagna. Here’s an excellent recipe for Sheet Pan Lasagna. Zucchini also replaces the pasta in my Lasagna Soup recipe.

Hearts of Palm

A white bowl of Alfredo pasta topped with spicy cajun shrimp and garnished with green onions. It's sitting on a blue and white geometric napkin, on top of a round dark wood charger plate. There's a gold fork to eat it with.
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Lately, we’ve been loving hearts of palm as a pasta alternative. Its neutral taste and texture make it an excellent match for any sauce. It’s available in various shapes, from spaghetti noodles to angel hair and even rice!  Try it in Cajun Shrimp Alfredo.

Spaghetti Squash

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Spaghetti squash on a metal sheet pan. The pan is on a gray and white striped hand towel.
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Spaghetti squash has become very popular in recent years. It’s so versatile. You can pair it with white and red sauce, making delicious lasagna boats. If you’re looking for a low-carb option, try the Shrimp Alfredo Spaghetti Squash recipe with its creamy low-carb alfredo sauce!


Roasted Parmesan Broccoli in a white bowl
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For a delicious pairing, serve steamed or roasted broccoli with a white sauce. I highly recommend trying my recipe for Parmesan Roasted Broccoli. It’s sure to be a hit!


Cooked asparagus spears.
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Steamed asparagus pairs perfectly with carbonara or Alfredo sauce. A vegetable peeler can be sliced into thin ribbons, creating a flavorful pasta alternative.


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Thinly slicing or shredding cabbage leaves can create a texture similar to pasta, making them ideal for use in stir-fries or sautés.


Slices of grilled Eggplant on a white plate
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If you’re looking for a low-carb alternative to traditional lasagna, consider using thin slices of grilled eggplant in place of pasta sheets. Another option is to spiralize the eggplant to create noodle-like strands.


A white dish with roasted cauliflower in it.  It's garnished with chopped parsley.
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Cauliflower has become popular in many different foods, like pizza and rice. Some people might not like it, but it can taste terrific if you cook it a certain way. When you roast it, it caramelizes around the edges with a delicious flavor that goes well with the sauce. I suggest trying it with pesto sauce!

Egg Wraps

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You can slice crepe-like Egglife egg wraps into thin strips and combine them with pasta sauces for a tasty pasta substitute that has an excellent texture.

Kojac Noodles

Shriatake noodles with a classic carbonara sauce and bacon.
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Konjac noodles, or shirataki noodles, are made from the Konjac plant. They are a popular substitute for pasta due to their low carb and calorie content. Give it a try with classic carbonara sauce.

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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