If you’re on a grain-free diet or simply trying to eat healthier, replacing regular pasta with zoodles (zucchini noodles) is a delicious option.
I’ll show you how to make healthy zoodles today; you won’t believe just how quick and easy it is! In fact, making zoodles can be faster than boiling a pot of water with regular noodles.
When you top your zoodles with your favorite pasta sauce, you will hardly taste the difference and this zoodles recipe is SO much healthier for you than regular noodles!
Both zoodle recipe methods are easy.
I personally prefer my spiralizer because it’s easy and fun to use. But if you don’t have one and don’t feel like adding another gadget to your kitchen, try a good ol’ peeler. It really does work!
How to make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
What You’ll Need for 2-4 servings:
(Scroll down to see the full recipe with a printable version.)
How to prepare zoodles with a regular peeler…
Make long peels down the length of the zucchini…
…keep peeling until you’ve used up as much of the zucchini as you can and you have a nice pile of zoodles!
How to Prepare Zoodles with a Spiralizer…
For this easy zoodles recipe method, you’ll want to simply follow the directions for your spiralizer.
My spiralizer instructions involve putting the gadget together, placing the zucchini on the spikey spot, then turning away as the pretty zoodle noodles are cut.
This is a great spiralizer (it’s inexpensive and easy to use and clean.)
You can see how the spiralizer makes a finer zucchini noodle than the peeled version, but both will taste the same.
How to Cook Zoodles:
Saute your zoodles in a saucepan with a little avocado oil or olive oil over medium heat.
Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the zoodles become tender.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over your zoodles and toss.
Done. I think it’s even faster to cook zoodles than it is to cook regular pasta!
Serve your zoodles with your favorite pasta or meat sauce.
Tip: my easy homemade pasta sauce recipe is delicious!
That’s how you make zoodles!
The best recipe for making and cooking delicious healthy zoodles using both a peeler or a spiralizer!
Making Zoodles with a Peeler:
Make long peels down the length of the zucchini.
Making Zoodles with a Spiralizer:
Follow the spiralizer directions.
Saute your zoodles in a pan with a little avocado oil or olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until the zoodles become tender. Sprinkle salt and pepper over your zoodles, stir once more, and serve with your favorite sauce.
Keywords: zoodles, zucchini, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, pasta