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Zucchini Noodles

close up overhead shot of Zucchini Noodles in a bowl with a wooden spoon
These zucchini noodles are so simple to make: just a little fresh zucchini and add your favorite pasta sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 33 kcal


  • 4 medium to large zucchini
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • your favorite pasta sauce recipe
  • grated parmesan or shredded parmesan, for optional garnish
  • fresh basil, for optional garnish


  • Gently wash and dry your zucchini.
  • Cut off each end of the zucchini (or per your instructions for your spiralizer). I used my spiralizer attachment for my food processor. Spiralize the zucchini.
  • Spread the spirals on a sheet pan and sprinkle with salt. The salt aids in the moisture removal from the zucchini so you don’t have soggy noodles. Let the noodles sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then gently blot with a paper towel to remove the moisture and maintain the noodle shape.
  • You can eat the zoodles raw with warm pasta sauce if desired.
  • You can also sauté the noodles in a skillet for 2 to 3 minutes, don’t overcook or they will get soggy. You can use 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan if you want, but they have so much moisture in them they really don’t need it.
  • Season the noodles with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Top with pasta sauce, shredded parmesan, and fresh basil.


  • You can make zucchini noodles in lots of different ways. Just follow the directions for your specific model of spiralizer.
  • Your food processor may also have a spiral slicer attachment


Sodium: 597mgCalcium: 32mgVitamin C: 35mgVitamin A: 392IUSugar: 5gFiber: 2gPotassium: 512mgCalories: 33kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 6gIron: 1mg