What's a good substitute (if there are any) for noodles in a pasta dish?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)
  1. tastiger04 profile image80
    tastiger04posted 5 years ago

    What's a good substitute (if there are any) for noodles in a pasta dish?

    Just curious if anyone found any "healthy" options when it comes to making pasta....noodles are unarguably the best part, but once in a while I run into someone who is avoiding carbs when I am trying to prep a meal.

  2. bearnmom profile image62
    bearnmomposted 5 years ago

    I've tried the various gluten free and wheat based noodles and they just don't have the same flavor.  There just are no carb free substitutes.  My suggestion is to do the Chicken Cacciatore or Chicken Parmesan which do not call for noodles but that again doesn't give you the true Italian spaghetti feeling which has been and always is my favorite.

    1. tastiger04 profile image80
      tastiger04posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, bearnmom! Yeah, I didn't think there was....I have tried the gluten free ones before, and they do not make good leftovers whatsoever! I do love pasta noodles, but next time I may just cook Chicken Parmesan for the picky eaters smile

  3. mio cid profile image58
    mio cidposted 5 years ago

    the only pasta dish that i can think of right now is polenta.you serve it the same way you would pasta on the plate with the sauce on top and toped with parmesan grated cheese

    1. tastiger04 profile image80
      tastiger04posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh polenta is a good idea too! Thanks for the suggestions smile

  4. Efficient Admin profile image94
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    My first thought was Orzo, but when I checked the box it is indeed an "enriched macroni product" and has 41 grams of carbs for 1/2 cup, so that won't do you any good.  I sure do love some Orzo with a little bit of real butter and salt.

    How about some Quinoa?  Quinoa is a grain and has 18 grams of carbs for 1 ounce, which is 28 grams.  Quinoa is flexible where you can serve it with both vegetables and meat, or even throw some into a soup mixture.  Try cooking it with either vegetable or chicken broth instead of plain water and that will give it some extra flavor.

    1. tastiger04 profile image80
      tastiger04posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea,.Efficient Admin. I didn't even think of quinoa.....I love.that stuff. Orzo is great idea too. Thanks for the input! smile

  5. allisonlawrence profile image71
    allisonlawrenceposted 5 years ago

    If you want to avoid pasta all together you can use zucchini as a substitute in noodles or lasagna. You can use a julienne peeler to make noodles or a mandolin slicer to make lasagna. I've made zucchini lasagna before for guests who were gluten free. It was a hit, and I actually have it on my meal plan to make again this week. Highly recommended!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)