Want to eat low carb but can’t give up the pasta? Look no further than zucchini noodles! This keto Zucchini noodles recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy all your favorite pasta dishes without the guilt. They’re low in calories and carbs, and they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Plus, low carb zucchini noodles are super easy to make. Just spiralize zucchini, bake them in the oven and you’re good to go with a healthy and delicious zoodles.
Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Not sure how to cook keto zucchini noodles? No problem! I’ve got you covered with our delicious and easy-to-follow Zucchini Noodles Recipe. You can top keto zucchini noodles with your favorite seasonings and sauce and you are good to go. Making zoodles at home is so much better then buying the ones in the grocery store. After the first time that you make them you will be glad you did nad I am sure you will be making them often!
I love pasta and really I love pasta because it is the vessel to carry my favorite sauces. When I went low carb I realized that many of the sauces I put on my pasta are low carb and keto friendly but it was the pasta noodles that were making them a very carby meal. I have made zucchini noodles for a long time and switching to low carb knew that I could enjoy my favorite pasta sauce recipes with my favorite zucchini noodle recipe and keep everything low carb and stay on track.
While zucchini noodles do not taste like pasta, they sure do taste delicious and are a great way to enjoy your favorite sauces that you normally put on pasta. This low carb noodles is the perfect solution when you are wanting a pasta dish comfort food. My whole family, while they are not low carb loves it when I make this zucchini pasta recipe.
If you are looking for a low-carb option for pasta then you for sure wanna try this easy zoodles recipe. This recipe makes for a simple meal that you can pair with your favorite sauce that can be served as a main dish or a side dish.
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What are Zoodles?
Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are a type of vegetable pasta made from spiralized zucchini. No, they are not made with any pasta, but the spaghetti-like strands of zucchini that come when you use a spiral slicer made it look just like spaghetti noodles.
Spiralized zucchini noodles are a popular low-carb and keto-friendly alternative to traditional pasta noodles. because the flavor of the zoodles is mild, they are a good choice to have with your favorite pasta recipes. You can enjoy what you love but still, eat healthily.
Do zucchini noodles taste like pasta?
No zucchini noodles do not have the same flavor as regular pasta. They don’t have that tender bite to them and there is almost no flavor except for what you add to them. However, this zoodles recipe is a great choice because they take on the flavor of the sauce and it lets you get close to eating that pasta dish you love.
Are zucchini noodles healthier than regular noodles?
yes, zoodles are much healthier than traditional pasta. Most pastas do not offer you anything but carbs. With zoodles, they are low in calories and carbs plus they are packed with fiber, vitamins and nutrients. When you get filled up on this zoodles recipe , you are not getting a bunch of empty calories.
Is zucchini noodles a carb?
Zucchini isn’t a carb the way people think of a carb. Most people think of a carb that is made from wheat, rice or oats. Zucchini is considered a vegetable, although it does still have carbs. A zucchini has a total of 3.3 grams of carbs and 1.5 of those are fiber. This means that a zucchini has only 1.8 grams of net carbs which is not a lot.
When you compare that to a regular pasta noodle, it has about 40 grams of carbs with 2-3 grams of fiber. This means that a regular pasta noodle has around 37 grams of net carbs. That is why zucchini isn’t thought of as a carb.
How do you make zucchini noodles not soggy?
The best way to make sure the zucchini noodles are not soggy is to cook them the right way. While there are a lot of ways to cook them, cooking them in the oven will make sure they are not soggy.
More things to do so that the zoodles are not watery is to make sure you pat them dry after spiralizing and also to salt them. This will help to draw out some of the water from the zucchini so that they are not as soggy.
How do you serve Zoodles?
You serve zoodles just like you would flour pasta. With your favorite sauce or just some butter. My favorite way to enjoy Zoodles is some butter, parmesan cheese, and a few red pepper flakes, however, anything you put on normal flour pasta will work on your zucchini spaghetti!
I have a lot of different sauces that I like to put on my zoodles, so be sure to check them out or you can use your favorite spaghetti sauce.
- Homemade spaghetti sauce
- Garlic Cream Sauce
- Homemade Marinara Sauce
- Spice Pasta Sauce
- Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce
What to Serve with Zucchini Noodles
I serve zoodles like I do pasta and serve this healthy zucchini noodle recipe the same way and stick with a vegetable side, a salad, and sometimes I will make a keto bread or keto rolls to go with it. There are lots of tasty side dishes, if you are looking for some be sure to check out some of our favorites.
- Keto broccoli salad with bacon
- Broccoli Slaw
- Asian Cucumber Salad
- Low Carb Dirty Rice
- Chicken Cobb Salad
If I am making zoodles as the side dish I like to make things like lemon garlic shrimp, lemon garlic chicken, air fryer lobster, air fryer chicken wings, Spinach Stuffed Chicken, or any other keto meat main dish as it pairs perfectly with its being served with a little bit of butter.
Tips for making Zucchini Noodles
- When making Zoodles I use one medium zucchini per person who will be eating. I also recommend using medium size zucchini because the large zucchini has more seeds and do not spiralize well.
- Use a spiralizer. You do not need to buy a super fancy spiralizer. This is the Zoodle spiralizer I use in my kitchen, it works perfectly for my needs. It creates a fun shape that reminds the kids of noodles and the eat them up! They have fancy ones like this one that would be good if you going to be using it a lot.
- Use Fresh zucchini. Frozen zucchini doesn’t work to make zoodles, you need to use fresh zucchini.
- Use a sharp knife. When you are cutting the ends of the zucchini off you will want to use a sharp knife.
How to Store Leftovers
Allow the zucchini noodles to cool completely and then store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can I freeze Zucchini Noodles?
If you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini making zucchini noodles and then freezing them is a great way to stock the freezer and make life easier. Use the spiralizer to make the noodles with the zucchini and then place them on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once frozen place in an airtight container or a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
Zucchini Noodle Ingredients
- 2 medium raw zucchini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
How to Make Zucchini Noodles
Cut the ends off of your zucchinis. Using your spiralizer turn your zucchini and create your noodles with both zucchini.
When you are spiraling the zucchini I recommend breaking them off every now and then. This way you don’t end up with really long noodles.
Preheat the oven to 500°.
Toss your noodles with the olive oil and garlic. Spread your zoodles onto a sheet pan in an even layer.
Bake until the zucchini has softened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Halfway through stir the noodles.
Serve the best zucchini noodles with butter or your favorite low carb sauce (homemade or store bought).
Keto Zucchini Recipes
- Sheet pan Zucchini Noodles and steak
- Keto Zucchini Lasagna
- Air Fryer Zucchini
- Keto Zucchini Fries
- Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
Zucchini Noodles Recipe
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Cut the ends off of your zucchinis. Using your spiralizer the turn your zucchini and create your noodles with both zucchinis.
- When you are spiraling the zucchini I recommend breaking them off every now and then. This way you don’t end up with really long noodles.
How to Cook Zucchini Noodles
- Preheat your oven to 500°.
- Toss your noodles with your olive oil and garlic. Spread your zoodles onto a sheet pan in an even layer.
- Bake until the zucchini has softened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Halfway through stir the noodles.