I absolutely LOVE pasta! I could eat it everyday if my body would let me. What I don’t love however, are the calories & carbs that come along with it. Between my love for pasta and my kiddos requesting spaghetti & meatballs weekly, I had to find a compromise. That’s when I decided to try out noodles, “zucchini noodles“. They take half the time that it would take to boil spaghetti and they are sooo good! Even my boys love them! And believe me when I tell you, not one of us miss the pasta!
To make zoodles, you’ll need a spiralizer of some sort (I’ll link my favorites for purchase below), olive oil (I prefer olive oil spray), and figure one zucchini per person.
Start by washing your zucchini and cutting their tops off like so..
Stick your zucchini in your spiralizer and spiralize!
This is the spiralizer I use.
Here we go! Aren’t the spirals so pretty?
Next, spray some olive oil in a pan and heat to medium. If you’re using regular olive oil, use anywhere from 1 t. to 1. T. depending on how many zucchinis you’re using. For example, I use 5 and 1 T. works just fine.
Sautee noodles for 5-6 minutes and season with salt & pepper.
We enjoy ours with our favorite cherry tomato sauce, my recipe here. And usually either meatballs or ground turkey. You can also ground up some hamburger for a yummy zoodle bolognese! The options are endless! Have fun with it and enjoy indulging unless amounts of zoodles!
In case you missed it above, here is the spiralizer I use..
And here are a few that I’m looking into purchasing. Click to view and or purchase 🙂
Here are some fun spiralizer cookbooks!! I ordered this one..
& this one looks neat too!
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