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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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I would add sea salt and Ghee for the minerals and extra fat and grate some parmesan as a topping. Definitely trying this!
Cut oil and use broth
01 Jan 17 by member: Not Talking
Awesome way to have spaghetti!!! I never thought I would eat anything like this and I'm glad I gave it a try.....
18 Aug 16 by member: Scout1idf
Awesome recipe. Very simple and easy to make. Note - the calorie breakdown chart here is wrong. The Carb ratio is 14%. Fiber is not counted in the calories, so only the net carbs (Total Carbs - Fiber) should be taken into consideration to calculate Carbohydrate Ratio.
They make spiralizers that will make the prep easier. Cooks Illustrated likes the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer. You just pull the spirals straight and slice the length of noodle you want. I haven't tried it yet, but am going to order one today! You can use it on zucchini, summer squash, carrots, butternut squash, cucumbers, parsnips, sweet potatoes, beets, celery root and rutabaga. You can also do this recipe with spaghetti squash, that only requires a fork to turn its cooked "meat" into great spaghetti strands.
10 Feb 16 by member: metamora
What is a serving size? One cup?
07 May 15 by member: bel20
Zo te zien aan de reacties is dit heel lekker! Kan iemand het misschien in het Nederlands vertalen? Alvast bedankt!!
16 Feb 15 by member: annemiek rembil
This is awsome thank you
03 Nov 14 by member: zeemac1
I didn't bother with the oil and just sprayed the pan with a little one cal oil. They are delicious!. So much so that I have bought a julienne peeler so make them more spaghetti like. Lovely with turkey bolognaise :-)
I made these with alfredo sauco. They were wonderful! I did not let them brown so they were more like fettucine for me. Great recipe!
16 Jan 14 by member: foxymamachick
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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