This product is…a lifesaver. Brace yourself for not only a product review, but also a recipe for the healthiest spaghetti you’ll ever find!! And literally, you only need a microwave NO STOVE & 5 minutes to wait.

Enter product: Tofu Shirataki

Weighing in only at 40 calories per packet. 6g of carbs, 4g of fiber, and 2g protein (*gasp*). These tofu noodles are a Japanese invention that come in various shapes and sizes. The type I buy in Chicago are by House Foods America and can be found at Korean super grocer Hmart in Niles, select grocery stores, online, and some Whole Food stores.

Tofu shirataki - Fettuccine style

Tofu shirataki - Fettuccine style

What it is: A noodle made of tofu and yam. It can be used in soups, stir-fries, and as a pasta replacement. Chinese people LOVE this in our hot pot (kinda like a brothy fondue where you dunk veggies and meat into)!

What it tastes like: Honestly, nothing like your traditional pasta. It is close to tasteless, and if you make your noodles in sauce, it will taste just like the sauce.

Texture: A little bit chewy (not too much chewy work), a tiny bit of crunch, smooth and silky in your mouth

Pre-Microwave Lunch

Pre-Microwave Lunch

Michelle’s 5 Minute Spaghetti Recipe

Piping hot mushroom spagetti noodles

Piping hot mushroom spaghetti noodles


  • 1 pack of shirataki noodles (spaghetti shaped)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce/pasta sauce
  • 10 fresh mushrooms halved
  • 0.5 fresh tomato in chunks
  • Optional: Spinach, chicken chunks, frozen veggies…


  1. Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl & microwave on high 5 minutes
  2. ENJOY! (seriously. A 1-step menu)

Nutritionals: With those ingredients exactly, you’re looking at a 250 calorie lunch. YUM!!!

Does anyone have any other yummy recipes for these noodles? I’m gonna go stock up!