If you’re on the ketogenic diet, and you’re looking for a vegetable that can be used as noodles, I bet you’ve never thought about using eggplant noodles to keep your diet low carb, but not have a dripping wet mess that can sometimes be the case with zucchini noodles.
Eggplant noodles have a great taste and tend to absorb the sauce that its combined with. Perfect for pasta sauces like bolognese, carbonara or Milanese.
The easiest way to get the noodle shape from an eggplant is to slice it with a knife. Because the vegetable is relatively soft, it doesn’t work extremely well in vegetable spiralizers. This makes this type of noodle a little bit laborsome, but anything that has been worked on in the kitchen is filled with love and joy, so I guess it depends on how you look at it.
The photo above is simply eggplant mixed with olive oil, to create a beautifully balanced noodle with a slippery gelatinous feeling much like what you would get with ordinary pasta. This keto friendly pasta substitute was easy to photograph, so don’t think this is some crazy made up photography trick.
If you are looking for more filling Eggplant Noodles like this, you are going to love my other dinner recipes on the blog that are just as delicious is this one, or you can download my Best Selling Keto Cookbook and get even more great keto dinner recipes.
Or if you are looking for more Low Carb Noodles recipes sequenced into an easy keto meal plan, then you’ll enjoy my 4-week keto meal plan, filled with many more dinner ideas like this recipe.
How many calories in Eggplant Noodles?
If you’re wondering How many calories in Eggplant Noodles?, then hopefully I can answer this question for you.
The nutritional information can be found here for this recipe:
How many carbs in Eggplant Noodles?
That’s a good question. Well, I also wondered about How many carbs in Eggplant Noodles? before I created this recipe, so you’re not alone! If you look above, hopefully, the nutritional information panel can answer this question, but if it doesn’t, you can always leave a comment below and I’ll answer as promptly as I can.
I hope you enjoy this filling Eggplant Noodles as much as I did testing, creating and photographing this recipe. Don’t forget to share this Eggplant Noodles with a friend in need, or anyone who would be excited about finding a perfect filling Eggplant Noodles.
Until Next Time.
- 1 Whole Eggplant
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Remove the skin from the eggplant by slicing around the outer edges of the eggplant with a sharp knife, remembering to keep the blade facing away from your chest
- Slice in half, then continue slicing until you have long slices of eggplant that are approxmately 5mm in width.
- Heat a frying pan to medium high heat, adding some olive oil into the pan. Place the eggplant noodles in right away, and continue to move them around for aproximately 5-7 mins.
- The noodles will look slightly discloloured, and semi see-through. This is when they are ready. Make sure not to cook them for too long as they will eventually disintergrate.
- Serve with your favourite pasta sauce.
Need A Keto Shopping List?
Check out my keto foods list with free printable pdf and flavour pairings guide.
Do You Know Your Macros?
Check out my free personalised macro calculator