29 Glorious Paleo Noodle Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind
So you’ve gone Paleo and you’re missing your carbs like CRAZY. (No….? Just me? Okay then…)
The bad news is that while you’re following the Paleo diet, those rich, gluten-laden pasta dishes are pretty much off-limits. (BOO!)
The good news is (both for our palates and our guts) that you can totally have all those delicious pasta dishes… WITHOUT traditional pasta. YES.
Introducing Paleo noodles.
Made by cutting wholesome, nutrient-rich veggies into long strips with a julienne peeler or a spiralizer, they are pretty much interchangeable with regular noodles and taste just as awesome. (Promise.)
They carry creamy, meaty sauces just as well as they counterparts and are even more delicious in stir-fries.
Don’t knock ’em till you try ’em!
We’ve compiled a massive list of insanely tasty Paleo noodle dishes you can try today.
All you’ll need is a julienne peeler (hey! We’re giving some away for FREE as part of a national promotion. Click here to claim yours now!).
Grab yours now and let’s get started!
Asian-Style Paleo Noodles
For a taste of the East, nothing beats a plate of zoodles, meat and beautiful vegetables drenched in a savoury Paleo-friendly sauce. We’ve got you covered with these delicious picks!
This tasty stir-fry is super quick to make and includes lots of bright, fresh veggies. Perfect for a weeknight treat!
This Asian-style soup is packed with flavour and protein. Make this when you’re craving Chinese or Vietnamese takeout!
This light, flavourful dish is perfect for date night or a quick weekday dinner. Enjoy with a wedge of lime to make the whole dish pop!
Can you say fresh?! These cucumber noodles pair beautifully with the mint and ginger to make an impossibly refreshing salad. Perfect for hot summer days!
Another delightfully fresh dish, this recipe includes asparagus for a touch of Spring that works perfect with the ginger, scallion and sesame sauce.
In this super simple dish, deliciously garlicky prawns are pared with simple zucchini for a perfectly balanced weeknight meal.
Chicken is marinated in a gorgeous, delicately spiced sauce and set upon a bed of simple zoodles for a delicious meal that’s easy on the gut.
If you prefer your lemongrass in soups, you’re in for a treat! This recipe includes plenty of fresh herbs and veggies for a fragrant, refreshing meal.
Thought you’d never be able to eat Pad Thai again when you switched to Paleo? Think again! This delicious recipe has all the trimmings.
Plenty of veggies and protein-rich chicken are cooked together in a delicious sauce in this fresh Thai stir-fry. Yum!
This stir-fry is quick and easy to make and packs a serious protein and flavour punch!
For something a little different (but incredibly delicious), you’ll want to try these chilled sweet and sour cucumber noodles. The perfect balance of sweet, tart and fresh!
This recipe combines a crunchy cucumber noodle salad with warm, sweet sesame chicken for an explosion of flavour. (It makes a fantastic side dish without the chicken, as well!)
This dish is as decadent-tasting as it is healthy. You can’t go wrong! (Just remember to choose a Paleo-friendly green curry paste and omit the peas!)
This simple, super satisfying dish will be on your plate in as little as 20 minutes. You’ll love the crunch from the almonds!
Mediterranean-Style Paleo Noodles
(Okay, we mean Italian.)
If you haven’t tried andouille sausage as the main ingredient in your marinara sauce, you’re missing out! The big, bold flavours lend themselves perfectly to this Italian classic.
This super simple, easy to make recipe uses a chicken breast in lieu of bread in this bruschetta-inspired dish. Delicious and creative!
Eggplant noodles work wonderfully well in this classic bolognaise recipe. You won’t miss the real thing!
It wouldn’t be a noodle recipe round-up without a meatball recipe, right?! These meatballs are delicious and juicy, and taste amazing in their tomato sauce. Dig in!
This delicious dish is like having a taste of the Mediterranean on your plate. The sun-dried tomato pesto is certainly a winner!
If you haven’t tried fresh sweet potato noodles before, you’re in for a TREAT. This Paleo-friendly carbonara will blow your mind with its salty and sweet contrast.
Only have zucchini and cauliflower in the fridge? This dish makes the both of these two quintessentially Paleo ingredients in this simple, yet delicious dish.
This dish is a step up from the previous one and contains onions, garlic and delicious seasonings to amp up the flavour even more. You’ll love this one!
There’s nothing better than a big, comforting bowl of pasta with a creamy sauce, right? Enjoy it the Paleo way with this ultra simple recipe.
Other Delicious Paleo Noodles
Don’t fancy going the Asian or Mediterranean route? These delicious Paleo noodle dishes will blow your mind.
If you like things spicy, this is for you! This yummy, vegan-friendly dish features loads of colourful vegetables cooked in a homemade Cajun seasoning. Plus, it’s super quick to make, too.
The zesty flavour of the cilantro chicken paired with the spiciness of the zucchini noodles makes this a great summer dish. Try making a big batch for a picnic!
You’re looking at the ULTIMATE Paleo comfort food – and it’s vegan! The caramelised sweet potato noodles work beautifully with the rich cashew cream. No dairy needed!
Sometimes, you just want something fresh to cleanse your palate and this rainbow “noodle” salad is IT. The veggies play beautifully together and the maple and pecan dressing is just beyond!
This gorgeous zoodle salad features an impossibly creamy cashew sauce and is tossed with sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts for a comforting, yet also wholesome dish. Perfection.
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