Are you looking for a way to beat those winter blues? I’ve got some awesome and healthy zoodle recipes that might be just what you need!
You know, zoodles – those fun, pasta-like noodles made from fresh zucchini – are a light and tasty option that’s low in carbs and calories. They’re perfect for adding a healthy twist to loads of different meals and are great for people who need to avoid gluten while still getting plenty of nutrients.
30. Pizza Casserole Zoodle Recipe
It’s evident that this is not pizza, and unlike the aforementioned recipes, you’ll undoubtedly notice the difference upon consumption.
After all, nothing compares to a thick and fluffy pizza crust.
However, much like the numerous “pasta” recipes above, this is a low-carb spin on a classic dish.
Instead of merely tossing zoodles with pizza-like ingredients, you’ll create a type of zucchini noodle foundation.
29. Quinoa Zucchini Noodle Bowl
This zoodle salad recipe is colorful, tasty, and packed with protein thanks to the quinoa. You’ll cook the quinoa, sauté the zoodles and beet noodles, and then mix everything in the pan to lightly toast the quinoa.
28. Vegan Ramen Soup w/ Best Zucchini Noodles
Ramen is that classic noodle soup with a rich broth and loads of toppings. I love it with pork and scallions, plus some crunchy veggies, but since this recipe uses zoodles, you can keep the toppings minimal and whip up a quick meal.
27. Simple Zucchini Noodle Salad
You’ll use raw zoodles and thinly sliced red onion, mixed with a quick dressing. Feel free to use your favorite salad dressing, but don’t overdo it because the zoodles will release some liquid as they sit.
26. Dump-and-Bake Gluten-free Chicken with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
This is the kind of weeknight dinner that’ll feed your family without taking hours to prepare. And when you can just dump ingredients into a baking dish and walk away, I’m all for it. You’ll need cream of mushroom soup (or chicken, broccoli, or celery), and some pre-cooked grilled chicken. As long as you season and drain the zoodles, this dish will come out rich, creamy, and super cheesy.
25. Spiralized Zucchini Pasta alla Puttanesca
Pasta puttanesca may have an unappealing name (it means “in the style of a lady of the night”), but it’s packed with fresh tastes.
Anchovies are often added for a rich, salty flavor, but they’re not necessary. I think the capers and olives give enough tang and saltiness.
Enjoy making this recipe!
24. Almond Butter Sesame Zucchini Noodles
Sweetened with dates, you’ll also use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, giving a great umami flavor while being soy-free.
23. Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles
Lemon and garlic make a timeless, refreshing combo, and it goes well with everything from seafood to roasted chicken.
Season it with salt and pepper, then mix it with your zoodles before serving.
22. Beet + Blue Cheese Zoodle Salad
The mix of beets and blue cheese is pretty intense, creating a dish that some people might love or loathe.
I personally like blue cheese dressing as I find the cheese itself too strong. So, I replaced it with a milder dressing to balance the flavors in the dish.
21. Keto Tuna Zoodle Casserole
Tuna casseroles are perfect for a fast, budget-friendly meal on a busy weeknight.
Canned tuna is light, flaky, tasty, and wallet-friendly. A great recipe for those following a keto diet!
20. Make Zucchini Noodles “Mac & Cheese”
You know how mac and cheese is usually made with butter, cream, and cheese? It’s so creamy, indulgent, and seriously addicting.
Sadly, it’s also loaded with calories and carbs.
I like using mature white cheddar, but you can use any cheese you want.
19. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Zucchini Noodles
If you use jarred roasted red peppers, the sauce comes together super fast.
Just blend them with olive oil, soft goat cheese, and sea salt.
But making your own roasted red peppers isn’t hard. It just takes some time to char them and let the skins come off.
It’s cheaper, and you can make a big batch and freeze what you don’t use for later.
18. Burrito Zoodles
I think these are more like “chili” zoodles because I usually don’t put such a saucy filling in my burritos.
Brown the meat and add black beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, and enchilada sauce.
Top it with cheese that’ll melt into the mix for a creamy finish. I also threw in a bunch of diced jalapeños for a spicy kick.
17. Greek Zoodles
Add the salted and strained zoodles, dried oregano, and salt and pepper.
In the last few minutes, add olives, tomatoes, and feta. Let the residual heat melt the feta, then toss everything together and serve.
16. Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu
You’ll need extra-firm tofu that’s been pressed.
The best way is to use a tofu press, but you can also put the block on a plate lined with paper towels and top it with the same.
I like to check the paper towels halfway through and switch them out for fresh ones.
15. Low-Carb Million Dollar Zoodle Spaghetti
This million-dollar spaghetti dish totally lives up to its name, with all that whole milk ricotta and loads of mozzarella.
It’s full of rich lasagna flavors and cheesy goodness, but it’s also low-carb and packed with veggies!
Just make sure you dry your zucchini really well, or else it might turn into more of a lasagna soup.
14. Zoodles with Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce
Avocados are such an awesome ingredient for cooking.
They’re not only mild in flavor and full of potassium and healthy fats, but they’re also super creamy.
Just be careful when adding the water and do it gradually.
13. Zoodles Marinara (Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes)
Did you know making marinara sauce at home is super easy? And you only need a few basic pantry items to do it.
This recipe is designed especially for zoodles, which can release some extra liquid, so it’s a bit thicker than other sauces!
You’ll use canned tomatoes and tomato paste for extra flavor, and crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat.
12. Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad (Greek Zoodle Salad)
Pasta salad is a classic BBQ side dish, and it’s pretty easy to make in big batches.
There’s a tangy dressing with red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard.
There’s plenty of feta in the salad to help balance everything out, and the best part is, it uses raw zoodles.
11. Chicken Zoodle Soup
My slow cooker has been out non-stop since the first leaf fell, and I’ve been all about flannel and cozy, thick socks.
10. Zucchini Alfredo Recipe
Unless you use cashews to make vegan Alfredo sauce, you’ll likely use a significant amount of butter and cream.
It’s a luxurious and tasty sauce, and adding grated Gruyère cheese makes it even more delicious.
9. Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles
Peanut sauce makes everything from egg rolls to chicken lettuce cups taste even better. And making peanut sauce at home is super easy.
8. Zucchini Noodle Pasta Primavera
Pasta Primavera is actually an American creation that’s made with pasta and veggies. Some versions have a creamy sauce, while others just go with butter and salt.
I love making this when I have leftover veggies from the week, like extra red bell pepper or summer squash.
Super easy and healthy zucchini noodles pasta recipe!
7. 4-Ingredient Garlic Chicken Zoodles
Like a lot of people, I crave pasta all year round. But in the summer, a big plate of pasta can feel too heavy. That’s why I love trying this healthier zoodle pasta option. It’s full of chicken and garlic, and the bright green zucchini adds some color that pasta without sauce can lack.
6. 5-Ingredient Spinach Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
Some folks, including kids, like their pasta with just butter and salt. This super-simple recipe is perfect for a quick meal or snack.
5. Caprese Zoodles
Caprese is all about mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.
Just make sure to check the zoodles for extra moisture before serving.
4. Zucchini Lasagna Recipe
This tasty lasagna recipe is perfect for those watching their carbs. It’s full of delicious cheese and tomato flavors and will keep you full for hours.
A regular veggie peeler or a sharp knife works just fine.
3. Heather’s Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto
The super-flavorful and fragrant pesto sauce is made with a mix of fresh herbs and garlic.
Making it with traditional pine nuts can be pricey, but using pumpkin seeds is a great money-saving option.
2. Quick & Easy Garlic Sesame Zucchini Noodles
I sometimes love a bowl of noodles late at night because they’re simple, tasty, and filling enough to last me until morning.
Since zoodles have a lot of extra moisture, this thick garlic sauce is perfect for adding flavor without making the dish watery.
1. How To Make and Cook Spiralized Zucchini Noodles
I personally like spiralizing them because it makes the noodles more fun, but that’s just me.
To make spiralized zoodles, you can use a vegetable spiralizer like the Fullstar Vegetable Spiralizer. Or, you can use a julienne peeler or mandolin for thin, straight noodles.
30 Best Zoodle Recipes to Make at Home
Check out our zoodle recipes for zucchini noodle pasta! Zoodles, or zucchini noodles, are a great way to enjoy your favorite pasta dishes while cutting down on carbs and calories!
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