Move Over Zoodles — This Keto Palmini Pasta Alternative is Taking Over

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Palmini keto pasta in a can

Have you tried this trendy new plant-based pasta?

Recently I was introduced to Palmini pasta made from hearts of palm. Not only is it 100% plant-based pasta, but each serving only has 20 calories and 2g net carbs, plus it’s sugar-free and gluten-free! It also has the taste and texture of traditional pasta when it’s “cooked” with your favorite sauces.

Palmini Linguini Nutrition: 

Serving Size 1/3 Cup (75g) | 20 Calories | 0g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 2g Fiber | 0g Sugar | 2g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Ingredients: Sliced hearts of palm, water, natural sea salt, and citric acid.

Can of Palmini hearts of palm pasta

What are the benefits of hearts of palm?

Harvested from certain palm trees, hearts of palm are pretty much a superfood.

  • Rich in fiber, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, vitamins B2, B6, and C.
  • A good source of protein, riboflavin, and potassium.
  • Full of dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and especially, manganese.
  • Have a favorable ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

I simply had to try these keto-friendly noodles after hearing all these great benefits so I shared my experience on Facebook Live!

Tips for preparing Palmini pasta:

Pouch of Palmini hearts of palm pasta

They taste best in hearty sauces.

I didn’t care for the Palmini pasta when I initially cooked it with butter and garlic, but it was much better when I tossed the noodles in Rao’s marinara sauce.

Rinsing Palmini hearts of palm pasta

Try giving them a soak.

According to the Palmini website, if you soak the noodles in milk and rinse, they will take on a milder flavor similar to that of typical noodles.

Palmini hearts of palm pasta next to pumpkin sauce

Prepare them in your desired sauce.

Even though the Palmini noodles are already “cooked”, you’ll want to heat them up in a sauce so that they become a bit softer and take on the flavors of the sauce.

So, are they any good?

keto dinner in pumpkin sauce

YES! This Palmini pasta is so satisfying! Although I am not the biggest fan of the price, it definitely gives you a really good “pasta” taste! I also love how the noodles are full of health benefits and the hearts of palm are sustainably sourced.

While I kept my pasta simple the first time around, I made these a second time tossed in Lina’s yummy pumpkin sage alfredo sauce and they were absolutely delicious!

Cans of hearts of palm

Want to try them yourself? You can pick up these noodles at Walmart & Amazon in both pouches or cans, with the canned packaging being the better value.

Palmini noodles in pouch

Let’s all raise a fork to the latest keto-friendly pasta!

Make the best Spaghetti Squash with these cooking tips.

About the writer:

Erica has years of experience as a keto adherent and content specialist. She loves trying new recipes and creates Facebook live videos to help others cook healthy, yummy meals. Connect with Erica on LinkedIn

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Comments 38

  1. Jaime

    I have been wanting to try these. Does anyone have a preference between the can or the pouch or know if there is much of a difference?

    • glenn myatt

      we tried both, they are the same, only the packaging is different, you get more in the can at a lower price.

      • Jaime

        Thank you!

    • Andrea K

      Pouch is supposed to be better. Trader Joe’s had a version recently in a pouch that was really good, but it’s been sold out.. hopefully not gone for good

  2. Jenifer

    I bought a can to try this week. Thanks for the tips!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so welcome! Let us know what you think, Jenifer!

  3. Rhonda

    They are pricy but cheaper now than when they first came out. I buy a $1.92 14 oz. can of hearts of palm from Walmart and slice them up myself.

    • Jennifer

      Rhonda – are you rinsing and doing the same things as the Palmini suggests to get the same results?

    • Melissa

      Where in Walmart do you find them? Have looked everywhere

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        You can find them in cans by the canned fruit.

  4. Brit

    Does anyone know of these cause any sugar spikes after eating? Bad for true ketosis and also diabetics. Going to look for these at Walmart…are they just in the pasta aisle or veggies? I have found our Walmart just now carrying Swerve etc 🙂 Thanks Hip2Keto…also, checking out the pumpkin sage sauce…Mmm sounds yummy!

    • amyj2882

      No sugar spikes that ive experienced. Been using these for several months now and they are so good!

  5. Teresa

    Where do you buys these?

    • Cassandra (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Teresa, you can find this product at Walmart, on Amazon, or possibly at your local grocery store. I actually spotted them at Sprouts this week so be sure to check there if you have a Sprouts store in your area.

  6. Sheila

    Where is this made and packaged?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Sheila! I do find those details listed on the image of the back of the package, through the Amazon link above. Hope this helps!

  7. Kathy

    I’ve found the at Sprouts

  8. Deborah F Hopper

    This is great, I love pasta but it’s not good for me, so I am ready to try it, Thank you.

  9. Miranda

    Excited to try this. Thanks

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Miranda! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did ❤

  10. Debbie McCabe

    the ones in the can might be in water!!

  11. Millie

    Do these have vitamin k? On blood thinner and cannot have vitamin k. Also diabetic and have to limit carbs.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Millie! I don’t find that listed when searching the product page. You could always contact them to be sure –
      1-855-OA FOODS

      Hope that helps!

  12. Sherri

    I bought a few cans at Wal Mart. While not cheap, I am so delighted with “pasta”, I will pay the price for an occasional pasta dish. I rinsed well, threw in a heated fry pan to dry then added butter and salt. I made meatballs with added seasoning, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese simmered In Raos marinara sauce which I seasoned with Italian seasoning, basil, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders. Plus a few drops of sweetener to cut the tomato acidity. I served this over the pasta. Delicious!!!! Now, I don’t know if I needed to dry, add butter and salt, but I didn’t notice any weird or off putting taste at all. I couldn’t get my husband to try the pasta after all my failed attempts at cauliflower rice. He hated them all and the minute I asked if he wanted to try a pasta, he wanted to know what it was made of. Didn’t even get the “hearts of palm” completely out! It was a complete NO! 😂

    So, give them a try. A pasta bake or lo mein, might be yummy too!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much for your awesome review! Maybe one day he’ll taste it! Good luck!

    • Donna

      That makes more for you right? My hubby is the same way…
      Oh well… He also isn’t diabetic!!

  13. Jody

    Could u please tell me what section of Walmart you found these in ?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      They are near the canned fruit, Jody!

  14. Kelly

    I found “lasagna sheets” in a can at my local Walmart in the canned vegetable section! Excited to try them!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Let us know what you think of them!

  15. Beth

    Would they hold up in a casserole? I have a dish that I’m trying to modify. It calls for macaroni noodles. I haven’t found a good substitute

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It appears these should work well in a casserole. Let us know how your dish turns out for you, Beth!

  16. Kathryn Wittman

    Shirataki noodles are really good too! 2.28 for a bag. Usually by th tofu. My 4 year old loves them. He eats them off my plate. Almost tastes like glass noodles.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are so right! I love the Shirataki noodles!

  17. Julie

    I’ve used the lasagne and blanched slightly and rinsed before using. It was very good. I also tried the mashed “potatoes” in a pouch that I found at Aldi. Didn’t care for those,had a funky flavor.
    My local publix carries the canned pasta in the pasta aisle, next to the shelf stable gnocci.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for the helpful feedback, Julie! ❤️Good to know what you’ve liked best and where you’ve spotted the pasta!🙌

  18. Aimee

    Do you have to soak in milk? We have dairy issues and can’t use milk, but would love to try them!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Aimee! I checked into this on the brand’s FAQ page, and it seems like soaking in milk may just be a suggestion to help the Palmini seem less acidic – since they are derived from Hearts of Palm. It does mention “your choice of milk” – so you might try an option that’s right for your family.

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