Low Carb Bacon and Blue Cheese Zoodles Recipe
I love quick and easy keto lunches I can throw together in a few minutes and this recipe for keto bacon and blue cheese zoodles is one of them. This recipe also makes an excellent main course for dinner or a low carb side dish.
Cripsy bacon and creamy crumbled blue cheese are combined with italian flavors of tomato, basil and olive oil to create a light and flavorful dish. This low carb pasta can be enjoyed any time of year, but it is espeically delicious when the weather is warmer and tomatoes and basil are in season.
What are Zoodles
Zoodles, also known as zucchini noodles are a popular noodle replacement on the keto diet. Zoodles can be purchased already spiralized in the produce section of the grocery store or in the freezer section with the frozen vegetables.
You can also spiralize the zucchini yourself using a spiralizer or cut the zucchini into thin julienne strips with a chef’s knife. Depending on the size of your whole zucchini, two zucchinis will usually yield 4 cups of zoodles. If you are in the market for a good spiralizer, is one by Paderno is my favorite!
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Other Keto Noodle Replacements
There are other low carb noodles options hitting the market. One of the more popular keto noodle replacements out there are shirataki noodles. Shirataki noodles are made from the konjac yam and contain water and glucomannan, a water soluble fiber. Shirataki noodles make an excellent noodle replacement because they are ZERO carb, unlike zoodle that do have carbohydrates.
Shirataki noodles don’t have much flavor to them so they will take up the flavor of the dish they are made with. They need to be cooked correctly according to the package directions. When you first open the package, shirataki noodles stink! However, once you rinse these low carb noodles and cook them in boiling water, the smell will go away.
My favorite brand of shirataki noodles are made by Miracle Noodle. This brand of shiraki noodles also makes different pasta and noodle shapes too.
Meal Prep Option
I am always on the lookout for easy keto lunch recipes that I can take to work. This is one of them. You can meal prep this keto zoodle recipe ahead of time. Since zucchini noodles can get mushy overtime, I recommend not adding the zoodles to the dish if you plan to eat this dish over the course of a few days. Make up the sauce seperately. When you pack your lunch in the morning, pour the sauce over you cooled, uncooked zoodles. At lunchtime, heat the dish in the microwave for two minutes. This will cook your zoodles without being too mushy.