How To Make Zucchini Noodles With Large Zucchini

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

I’ll demonstrate several methods for making zucchini noodles in the video below. Although I adore using my spiralizer, you are free to select your preferred approach!

I’ve worked with two types of spiralizers – countertop spiralizers and the KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment. Of the countertop spiralizers I’ve owned, the Inspiralizer (pictured above) has been my favorite. It clamps to the counter, so it doesn’t move around while you work. It’s also easy to clean and relatively small, so it’s easy to store.

I use them in salads and soups. Although making them at home can seem daunting, it’s actually quite simple if you have the right equipment (spoiler alert: a spiralizer isn’t always required!). In addition, creating your own zucchini noodles is less expensive than purchasing them from the store, and it’s enjoyable to shape a vegetable into the pasta shapes of your choice. So grab a bunch of zucchini, and let’s get started!.

While spiralized zucchini noodles are readily available at stores these days, freshly cut zucchini is always preferable. Curly

I always keep a mandoline handy for slicing veggies like radishes, cucumbers, and cabbage into paper-thin slices, but it’s also great for making zucchini noodles! Use the mandoline to slice thin zucchini planks, then cut those planks into strips the thickness of fettuccine with a sharp knife. If you go this route, please, please, please be careful. It’s easy to cut yourself on a mandoline. Because the Benriner Mandoline is compact and convenient to store, I like it.

noodles made from zucchini in all shapes In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to use a range of kitchen tools to create different kinds of noodles. Below, I’ve listed my top 5 zucchini noodle varieties along with their advantages.

3. With a Mandoline

How To Make Zucchini Noodles With Large Zucchini

I actually hummed and hawed about making the mandoline #2 on my list (because I love it that much) – but the julienne peeler won for size. I’ve had this mandoline for several years and it gets used a ton in my kitchen.

The mandoline creates julienne noodles that are slightly thicker than a peeler, but does it in half the time. The blades are SUPER sharp on a mandoline, so please please always use the plastic holder or a cut-resistant glove. I’ve sliced a massive divot out of my thumb before – and it’s not fun.

The best flat zucchini pasta can be made with a mandoline, which also lets you adjust the thickness. It has multiple blade options, just like the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer, so you can create perfectly uniform noodles, slices, or rounds. It also effortlessly chops through any vegetable that is “harder to slice.” Alright, maybe this is actually a tie for #2.

PROS: Consistent size and width of output, and easy and quick slicing because of the sharp blade

CONS: medium storage capacity and a sharp blade (use caution when handling your fingers).

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