I came across the website for Gnooda pasta and I was instantly intrigued.
Gnooda is a keto pasta that is only 3g of net carbs per serving. They are made out of lupin flour. They are low carb and gluten free. Judging from the photographs, it was the most pasta looking keto pasta I had seen. The shape is called “radiatore” because they looked like mini radiators.
I decided to put in an order. One order comes as a 4 pack. The cost (as most keto items) is a bit on the pricey side. $40 American for the pack of 4. They do state on the website that it is artisanal so I guess that’s what you’re paying for.
My order did not arrive. I reached out to the company several weeks after I put my order in and they said it should have arrived by now and re-sent my order.
When my package came it was a lot smaller than I imagined it would be at the time of my purchase. I wasn’t sure if it would expand like regular pasta so I wondered how far these small packages would take me.
I’ve since cooked three packages of the pasta. Things I noticed:
- when you boil it, the water you boil it in turns yellow;
- it does expand, one package goes a long way;
- it’s easy to prepare – just like regular pasta.
Obviously, on it’s own it doesn’t taste exactly like wheat pasta, but the texture is great (al dente) and it takes on the flavors of your sauce pretty well. For me, this is the closest thing to real wheat pasta I’ve found so far in the keto department. Even my husband (who isn’t on the keto diet) thought the pasta dishes I made were delicious and could definitely pass for traditional pasta.