shirataki noodles

Not Your Average Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce...

If you haven't noticed we love a good bowl of noodles. Just not the refined carb noodles that do nothing for your summer bod. This is one of our favorite go-to week night dinner recipes. If you haven't heard of shirataki noodles (also known as miracle noodles), you're not alone. These are the weird noodles in a bag that you find in the tofu section of the grocery store. Trust us on this one, with only 20 calories PER BAG, these are a great way to satisfy that pasta craving. 

shirataki noodles

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 1 bag of shirataki noodles
  • About 7 cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • Fresh mozzarella (1 oz)
  • Fresh basil (2 leaves shredded, 1 leaf for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (we used Ragu light, no sugar added)


  1. Cut open the shirataki noodle bag and drain the water. Rinse the noodles under water for about 2 minutes. Once rinsed, drained, and patted dry, microwave the noodles in a bowl for 2 minutes. That funky smell you got when you opened the bag will be gone after microwaving!
  2. Spiralize one zucchini into zoodles and sprinkle with sea salt
  3. Place the tomatoes in a pan under medium heat with 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  4. When the tomatoes start to soften, add the zucchini. Slowly add one tablespoon of tomato sauce at a time to sauté the vegetables together for about 2 minutes
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the zucchini and tomato with the shirataki noodles. Add enough tomato sauce to spread evenly
  6. Add 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese and finally add the basil


Cheesy Spinach Shirataki Noodles


Shirataki noodles come from the root of the konjac yam, a plant indigenous to Asian countries. They are made from the soluble fiber of the plant and are very low in carbohydrates and calories; the entire bag is about 30 calories! These guys are a great alternative to your favorite pasta dish. They are not meant to be eaten plain, and to be honest they are virtually flavorless, which means they’re awesome at soaking up whatever sauce or spices you dress them with. We will warn you that upon opening the package they won’t smell particularly pleasant; but with a quick rinse and boil, they’re good to go. Note: this is just one of our favorite ways to use these noodles… Feel free to get creative!

Ingredients (serves 1):

1 package of Spinach Shirataki noodles

2 tbsp homemade bruschetta (or your choice of tomato sauce)

 ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, shredded

 1 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled

 *note: feel free to add any of your favorite veggies to this dish


 1) Fill stock pot with ~3 cups of water and set to boil

2) Open Shirataki noodles and rinse with cold water for about 15 seconds. Add noodles to pot of boiling water and let simmer for 1 minute. (OR pat-dry and microwave for ~1 minute after rinsing)

3) Toss noodles, tomato sauce, cheese, and tomatoes into sauté pan and mix together until tomatoes are softened 

4) Serve!