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Palmini Noodles: Low Carb Baked Spaghetti

September 5, 2019
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Baked Spaghetti Ketofied!

This keto friendly Baked Spaghetti uses Palmini noodles instead of traditional pasta to keep the carbs low. You won’t miss carby noodles once you taste this flavor packed recipe. Loaded with Italian sausage and ground beef sautéed in Rao’s Marinara, topped with fresh Mozzarella and capers. Plus baked Italian dishes like this are easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.

As a good Italian boy the number one food I miss since starting keto is Pasta. If you really think about it, it’s not the pasta but the ingredients that go along with it that I miss. The delicious sauces, meats and cheese are the real stars of this recipe and the noodles are just the vessel to absorb these ingredients. That’s why Palmini Noodles are such a great low carb substitution.

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Palmini Noodles is the perfect partner for this Italian Comfort food.

Palmini Noodles are a fairly new product that I actually first heard about on “Shark Tank”. They’re simply hearts of palm that are sliced into a Linguine like pasta substitute. In the past I haven’t been a fan of hearts of palm so I was skeptical when I saw this new product. Surprisingly a quick rinse with cold water leaves the hearts of palm almost completely flavorless and ready to absorb all the other ingredients of the recipe.

Rao’s Marinara is the real deal and here’s why.

Rao’s Marinara is my other secret weapon for making Italian keto friendly recipes. At 4 total carbs for a ½ cup you really can’t beat the macros. On top of that the ingredients are fantastic and very high quality. It’s far from the cheapest store bought marinara but I promise it’s worth it. I recommend looking out for sales or purchasing at Costco to save a few bucks.

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Easy one skillet meal prep!!

Preparing this recipe my goal was to make something packed with Italian flavor but easy enough for even a beginner cook to prepare. It’s a one skillet recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes. The leftovers only get better on the second and third day making it perfect for meal prep. I promise this recipe will find its way into your regular keto rotation much like my recent Keto Coney Dog Casserole.

Enameled vs. traditional cast iron pans...do you need both??

If you don’t have an enameled cast iron pan let me take a minute to explain why I think everyone should have one in their kitchen. Traditional cast iron pans are fantastic and versatile but if you plan on keeping acidic ingredients like tomato sauce in the pan overnight it can strip the seasoning of traditional cast iron. 

Enameled pans are great for all sorts of casseroles stews and soups where as traditional cast iron is better for searing and frying. Though enameled cast iron tends to stick more than a traditional pan most of the time you’ll be deglazing the pan anyway. 

Baked Spaghetti Pie with Palmini Noodles Keto

When it comes to enameled cast iron you’ve got options.

Nowadays there are many affordable enameled cast iron pans as opposed to the incredibly awesome yet expensive Staub or Le Creuset versions. I recommend a wide shallow cast iron because of its versatility for sauté and braising abilities. Consider making a small investment in a traditional and enameled cast iron pot that will basically last forever. Your food will thank you.

Baked Spaghetti Low carb Recipe
Baked Spaghetti Pie with Palmini Noodles Keto

Low Carb Baked Spaghetti

5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Baked Spaghetti, Palmini Noodles, Spaghetti Pie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Culinary Lion

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a shallow wide enameled cast iron pot brown off ground beef and sliced Italian sausage, drain off any excess grease. Or keep if you don’t mind a little extra fat.In a shallow wide enameled cast iron pot brown off ground beef and sliced Italian sausage, drain off any excess grease. Or keep if you don’t mind a little extra fat.
  • Add garlic, onion and Italian seasoning. Simmer until meat is fully cooked. Reduce heat to medium low and add Rao’s Marinara, Capers and drained Palmini Linguine.Add garlic, onion and Italian seasoning. Simmer until meat is fully cooked. Reduce heat to medium low and add Rao’s Marinara, Capers and drained Palmini Linguine.
  • Stir until sauce has reduced, add grated Parmesan to absorb and tighten up the mixture.Stir until sauce has reduced, add grated Parmesan to absorb and tighten up the mixture.
  • Top with sliced fresh mozzarella and broil for 5-7 minutes until cheese has melted and slightly browned.Top with sliced fresh mozzarella and broil for 5-7 minutes until cheese has melted and slightly browned.
  • Garnish with Capers, Fresh Basil and Oregano for color and flavor

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Baked Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 133IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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9 comments on “Palmini Noodles: Low Carb Baked Spaghetti”

  1. I was really skeptical to make this because there were no reviews. However, it was very good. The only thing I did was use 2 bags of palmini noodles (where I get mine does not come in cans). You have to expect the noodles are still not going to have the consistency of regular pasta, yet it was still good. My family loved it. I did not add the capers, although I love capers, I wasn't sure how I would like them in this. Thank You for a great and simple recipe.

    1. I really appreciate you trying this recipe. Im a new blogger so my recipes haven't been reviewed as much as I would Like. so glad you enjoyed the dish!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I was so glad to see this dish as I've been missing my pasta something fierce lately!!! Like all of the recipes I've tried off yours, this one was simply AMAZING!! Thank you for always putting out loads of free recipes that even I can make and seem like a real chef! Yummm!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Used my smallest enameled Dutch oven in place of a regular pan for this and it made for easy keeping for the leftovers. Great simple recipe.

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