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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
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Zucchini Noodles

A great pasta substitute.



  1. With a good potato peeler create long "noodles" by starting at the top of the zucchini and peeling wide ribbons down the length of the zucchini.
  2. Continue making ribbons as you turn the zucchini to get all the green part off first.
  3. When the center portion becomes too thin , set it aside to use for a salad and start a new zucchini.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium high.
  5. Add the olive oil and zucchini "noodles."
  6. Saute the "noodles" for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Season with freshly grated black pepper and salt if desired to taste.
  8. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce. I like to eat these with red sauce & meatballs!
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Wow! This really looks like a good idea, I am going to try it *tonight.*
12 May 07 by member: information
This was a fantastic idea and if you like zucchini, you'll love it. I couldn't believe how good it was with some marinara on it!
24 May 07 by member: radst4
This sounds so good! Everyone writes about how great it is,m so I am definitely going to try this tomorrow night!
24 May 07 by member: Kelly1
This recipe is awesome!! I made it and toped it with some shredded mozzarella. Definitely a Phase 1 crowd pleaser....thanks for the great recipe!
08 Jun 07 by member: sweetpea5549
It was good, but the "noodles" were still kinda crunchy, even after sauteeing it for over 10 minutes. Any way to take care of this?
14 Jun 07 by member: amandilane
I tried them slicing with the potato peeler and another batch with a slicer for thicker. The potato peeler ones were better for "noodle-like". I also added some garlic and they were the best!!! Thanks for this great recipe!!
23 Jun 07 by member: annaf1973
Absolutely delicious!! Also, 1 zucchini per person is not enough, I would suggest 2. My fiance and I *inhaled* these for dinner w. the meatball recipe & low sugar pasta sauce.
27 Jun 07 by member: ninjastyle
I was surprised, but it is a very fulfilling substitute for pasta. Most of these "replacement" recipes and ideas just leave me wanting the real thing, but this was fabulously delicious!
07 Jul 07 by member: jodiephoward
omgosh! this was amazing and i had so much energy after i ate it and was filled up for the evening which i can never manage to be, so i went for a walk and had an awesome night! this is the best recipe!
12 Jul 07 by member: yogamama3
AMAZING!! We made these with the turkey mini meatballs and just loved them!! Thank you!
16 Jul 07 by member: aspenn
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Nutrition summary:

There are 80 calories in 1 serving of Zucchini Noodles.
Calorie break-down: 73% fat, 20% carbs, 6% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 63
Calories 80
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.98g 11%
  Saturated Fat 0.984g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.803g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 4.955g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 277mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.32g 1%
  Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
  Sugars 1.7g  
Protein 1.36g  
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 113%
Calcium 9% Iron 19%
of RDI*
(80 calories)
4% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (21%)
Fat (73%)
Protein (6%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories