How To Make Zucchini Noodles With A Grater


The recipe for Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats is the first dish on this list of suggested zucchini recipes.

This recipe is not only delicious but also ideal for a weeknight meal. Additionally, because the boats reheat incredibly well, you can make more than you can eat at one meal and use them as a weeknight dinner prep. Get the recipe.

Thirdly, I don’t want to have to make frequent trips across the kitchen to finish clearing everything up because the mandoline is located in a different drawer on the opposite side of the room from the other utensils I’m using (see, I told you it was the lazy girl’s version).

Turn it over so that the thickest grater side is facing up, and use it exactly like a mandoline (without the hurt and anxiety!). Move the zucchini along it in long strokes to make the ribbons.

Pretending that this is all new information and that I’ve found the lazy way to prepare spaghetti with zucchini, I e. without a mandoline or peeler or spiralizer.

First of all, you have to use them extremely carefully. Secondly, I don’t want to add to the pressure of knowing that my hand is about to meet its demise when I’m rushing around a kitchen or my hands are shaking from hunger. Should I happen to “ooops” and slip for an instant, I might end up severing flesh. My flesh. No me gusta. (do not tell me about spiralizers. Yes, they’re fantastic and do protect your hands, but I don’t have the room or money for such a fancy device.

No, which is kind of odd, I haven’t cut myself on one yet, but I just find them to be so annoying.


Let me first give you some general cooking advice before going over the various cooking methods for zucchini noodles:

I know what you’re about to say. That’s only one tip. Yes, it’s true. However, it is a super important one. Overcooking zucchini noodles makes soggy noodles. This happens because the moisture leaks out of the zucchini. Therefore, resist the urge to cook the zoodles until they are completely tender.

How to saute zucchini noodles:

  • heat a skillet over medium heat;
  • add olive oil;
  • add the zoodles;
  • cook for 3-5 minutes;
  • toss during cooking so all the zoodles cook through.

How to boil zucchini noodles:

  • boil a pot of water;
  • toss in the zucchini noodles;
  • cook for 1 minute.

Ok, this method is actually called blanching. Blanching is the process of briefly cooking an item (usually a fruit or vegetable) in boiling water. However, blanching sounds fancy and complicated. I also wanted you to know that making zucchini noodles is not difficult.

How to bake zucchini noodles:

  • preheat the oven to 200°F;
  • line a baking sheet with parchment paper;
  • distribute the noodles on the baking sheet;
  • cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

One more thing. Raw zucchini noodles are also a great option. You can proceed by heating up the pasta sauce and adding the zucchini noodles. I mean… ready to serve and eat.

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