Just because it's Monday... we tried out Lidl's super low-carb pasta 6 years ago

Just because it's Monday... we tried out Lidl's super low-carb pasta

Mondays - a time when the week is fresh, new, and FULL of healthy possibilities.

It's like a mini New Year's Day (kinda).


Which is why we thought that today was just about the perfect time to try out Lidl's just-released super low-carb Fettuccine.

Made from soybeans rather than being regular pasta, it has 15g of carbs - around half that of regular pasta. It's also packed with 45g of protein (standard pasta has around 5g).

Lidl low carb pasta

So that all sounds great... but what does it taste like?


I tried it out - mixing it up afterwards with a little pesto, some grilled aubergine, broccoli, and tomato, along with salt and pepper seasoning, and olive oil.

Here's the finished product:

lidl low carb pasta

1) Look and feel:


Seemed just like regular pasta. Nothing weird about it.

2) Cooking:

On the packet it says to cook for 4-6 minutes. Irish folk infamously like their pasta turned to mush (much to the horror of many al-dente respecting Italians). And lo and behold when I tried it after five minutes I thought it was waaay too tough. I left it in for around eight minutes and reckoned that was about right.

3) Prep:


As mentioned, I served with some pesto, veg, seasoning, and olive oil. It all mixed together really nicely and didn't seem any different from regular pasta.

4) Taste:

Delicious! Genuinely much nicer than expected from a low-carb, high-protein pasta alternative. The first few forkfuls didn't taste too dissimilar at all. As I progressed through the meal I definitely got more of a 'protein' aftertaste, but overall this soybean fettuccine was delish.

5) Afterwards:

I definitely felt fuller and didn't get that carb-crash that you might get following a bowl of pasta - surely only a good thing.


6) Conclusion:

Priced at €2.49 for 200g (around three or four dinner portions) this is more expensive than regular pasta, of course. But I'm a total convert and I love it. I reckon if you're looking at your carb intake and trying to get more protein into your diet, this is a really excellent product.

*Here is the nutritional info at a glance too:

Ingredients: Flour, soybean (100% organic soybeans)

Nutrition values per 100g: 
Energy (kJ/kcal) 1470/350
Fat 8 g
of which saturated 1,5 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
of which sugars 7 g
Fiber 18 g
Protein 45 g
Salt 0,017 g