How Long Do I Cook Zucchini Noodles For

2. How to Microwave Zucchini Noodles

How Long Do I Cook Zucchini Noodles For

Microwave cooking is my second favorite cooking method because it’s the fastest way to cook zucchini noodles. Simply fill a microwave-safe dish to the brim with noodles, then cook for one minute. The amount of noodles you have will determine how long to cook them, but in order to avoid overcooking, I would suggest cooking them in 30-second increments. Next, divide the noodles among serving dishes and drizzle with your preferred sauce.

Reasons to love zucchini noodles:

  • they blend into spaghetti dishes, sneaking in extra veggies
  • They are ideal for lightening up heavy dishes because they are low in calories and carbs.
  • they keep well for meal prep when stored properly

4. With the KitchenAid Spiralizer

How Long Do I Cook Zucchini Noodles For

If you own a KitchenAid stand mixer, you probably already know about all of the different attachments that are available. These attachments are expensive, but they connect to the mixer’s power hub to become automated. Indeed, KitchenAid offers a spiralizer attachment, as you might have predicted.

The Kitchenaid spiralizer comes in a nice storage box (though it’s quite large) and provides the most blade options, with 7 blades (including a peeler). But even with all these blade options I found that I still gravitated toward the 3 basic blades – the same ones which are included with the Paderno Spiralizer.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this tool has a fixed width due to its automated nature. This implies that big zucchini must be sliced in half and spiralized separately for each half.

This is a fantastic choice if you already own a KitchenAid and enjoy using attachments. However, the price by itself will most likely be the largest disincentive for everyone else.

PROS: includes a peeler, is the only automated spiralizer, and offers the most blade options.

CONS: fixed width, takes up the most storage space, and I discovered that using the Paderno Spiralizer by hand allowed me to spiralize zucchini more quickly.

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