How To Make Zucchini Noodles Taste Like Pasta

How to Make Zucchini Noodles without a Spiralizer

Here are some additional methods for making zucchini noodles without a spiralizer using household items you might already have.

  • Julienne Peeler: You may have this inexpensive (less than $10) tool stashed away in your kitchen drawer!
  • Mandoline Slicer: Most models offer a noodle-cutting function.
  • Standard Vegetable Peeler: Create wider noodles with a regular peeler.
  • Pre-Spiralized Zucchini (Zoodles): Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Safeway are good places to look for ready-to-eat options.

Once you’ve got noodles, you’re ready to cook them. Alternatively, try our Zucchini Noodle Salad instead of cooking them at all!

Making Our Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Use fresh, firm zucchini for the best zucchini noodles. We love this recipe with the%20100%%zucchini%20noodles%20(basically, spaghetti made from zucchini), but you can also mix regular spaghetti with the zucchini noodles for a little more sticking power.

How To Make Zucchini Noodles Taste Like Pasta

This recipe for zoodles tastes great with fresh tomatoes, but canned We are big fans of Muir Glen’s canned San Marzano tomatoes.

Our sauce gets flavor from red pepper flakes, garlic, and basil. We also toss in some parmesan cheese. Any vegetarian cheese will suffice if you are on a vegetarian diet and cannot have parmesan. I’ve tried this with crumbled goat cheese and fresh cheeses like feta, and it tastes great.

How To Make Zucchini Noodles Taste Like Pasta

Though a little strange, cornstarch is our secret ingredient in these irresistible zucchini noodles. Zucchini releases a lot of water during cooking. Thus, there will be some liquid in your skillet’s bottom.

That thin sauce becomes a silky sauce with happy noodles thanks to the cornstarch. It tastes great but is a little thin because of all the garlic and tomatoes. We take advantage of this liquid and thicken it with a cornstarch and water slurry.

How To Make Zucchini Noodles Taste Like Pasta

Is zucchini spaghetti high in carbs?

Compared to dry spaghetti pasta, which has 35 grams of net carbohydrates per serving, spaghetti zucchini has only 12 grams! 7g net carbs per 100g—and let’s face it, it’s difficult to limit oneself to just 100g of pasta!

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