How to Make Zucchini Noodles

by Hoohla
How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini spaghetti is a great alternative to wheat pasta so why not give it a try. It is so much healthier than normal spaghetti for lots of reasons.

  1. It is much lower in calories than wheat pasta. 5 cups of zucchini spaghetti have the same number of calories as just 1 cup of wheat pasta. In fact, there are around just 40 calories in 1 cup of zucchini spaghetti.
  2. Zucchini spaghetti is lower in carbs than wheat pasta. There are only 5 grams of carbohydrates in zucchini noodles. They are lower in natural sugars and starches so are much healthier for you.
  3. Wheat pasta has little nutritional value, but zucchini noodles are a good source of vitamins A, B6, C and potassium. They have plenty of fiber; in fact, they have 15% of your dietary needs.
  4. Finally, they only take a few minutes to cook whole wheat pasta takes around 12 minutes.

Recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti

The best way to make zucchini noodles is with a vegetable spiralizer. This is a kitchen tool which turns either vegetables or fruits into strands. If you don’t have a vegetable spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler, a knife or a grater.

  1. Trim off the ends of the zucchini. It’s up to you whether or not you keep the skin on. However, there is a lot of nutrition in the skin so it is a good idea to keep it on.
  2. Pass the zucchini through the vegetable spiralizer.
  3. Heat up some oil in a skillet and sauté the zucchini spaghetti for a minute or two so they keep their crunchy texture. If you want to add a little kick, add some minced garlic. Keep tossing the noodles with thongs so they don’t overcook.
  4. Serve with your favorite sauce.

Recipes with Zucchini Spaghetti

Spinach Zucchini Noodles

Spinach zucchini noodles is very simple recipe. Make the zucchini noodles with a vegetable spiralizer and cook with garlic and spinach.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Spinach Zucchini Noodles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 114kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make the zucchini noodles with a vegetable spiralizer.
  • Melt the butter and cook the garlic for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the zucchini spaghetti and the spinach and cook for a few minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  • Stir in the parmesan and season to taste.

Conclusion

As can be seen, zucchini noodles are a healthy alternative to wheat pasta and you can still enjoy your favorite sauces with them. We hope that you enjoy our recipes.

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