How to Make Noodles from Zucchini (Zoodles)

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Also known as “zoodles” these zucchini noodles are a great way to get some more vegetables in your diet.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles - Also known as “zoodles” these zucchini noodles are a great way to get some more vegetables in your diet.

Why Zucchini Noodles are Great

Eating zucchini noodles is a fantastic way to get more veggies in your diet. Not only are zucchini very high in fiber and potassium, they are also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Zucchini are low in fat and sodium. They are just an all-around great vegetable to enjoy.

Growing up, about the only way I ever at zucchini, was in zucchini bread, which was one of my favorite treats that my mother made. Of course it was also full of a lot of sugar, as most traditional baked goods are, but that was my only real source of zucchini back then.

Now a days, I know how tasty, and diverse zucchini can be, and so I am continually looking for more ways to enjoy it.

a bowl of zoodles next to a  pan of turkey meatballs and marinara

To Make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) you will need:

  • zucchini
  • avocado oil
  • sea salt
  • mixing bowl
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • spiralizing tool
  • tongs or spatula

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When making the zoodles, you will want approximately one medium-sized zucchini per person. The zucchini will shrink down a good bit as it cooks.

zucchinis on a towel

There are a number of different ways to make zoodles. You can briefly boil them in water and drain them, just like you would pasta.

You can also saute them in a skillet.

Zucchini naturally holds a great deal of water, and can be a bit watery as zoodles, so I personally prefer baking them. It allows much of the moisture to be removed.

spiralized zucchini on a baking sheet

I very lightly coat the zucchini noodles with some avocado oil and a pinch of sea salt, and bake them until they are cooked. I do it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

baking zoodles

You can serve the zoodles any way you like, but I enjoy them with Easy Turkey Meatballs and some 10 Minute Marinara.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles - Also known as “zoodles” these zucchini noodles are a great way to get some more vegetables in your diet.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Also known as “zoodles” these zucchini noodles are a great way to get some more vegetables in your diet.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Keto, Paleo
Servings 4
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 zucchini, medium sized, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tb avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside for now.
  • Spiralize zucchini into noodles. Toss them with the avocado oil and sea salt.
  • Arrange them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the zucchini noodles for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are tender. Give them a gentle stir mid-way during the baking time.
  • Serve the zoodles in place of noodles in your favorite pasta dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 306mgPotassium: 512mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 392IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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