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Zucchini Noodles

These zucchini noodles are so simple to make: just a little fresh zucchini and add your favorite pasta sauce . You can also saute them with oil and seasoning for a great keto or low-carb option.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Calories 50 kcal


  • 4 medium to large zucchini
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • Your favorite pasta sauce recipe
  • Optional garnishes of grated parmesan or shredded parmesan fresh basil


  • 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 10-15 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 saute the noodles in a skillet for 2-3 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.


PRO TIP: Your food processor may also have a spiral slicer attachment.
TIP: You can make zucchini noodles in lots of different ways. I love this Ultimate Spiralizer because there are several attachments and it’s so easy to make several styles of noodles. This handheld spiralizer is another great option, or you can check out this electric spiralizer. This Ninja Processor has a spiralizing option as well.


Calories: 50kcal