Zucchini noodles are a healthy, gluten-free, easy, and inexpensive alternative to regular noodles. They can be made with a spiralizer, a julienne peeler, or a mandoline. They can be eaten raw or cooked using a variety of different methods. You can also shape them to the particular style of pasta you want. Here are 15 zucchini “zoodle” recipes that will make you a fan of this unique dish!
1. Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Corn Cilantro Pesto
This Zucchini Pasta with Sweet Corn Cilantro Pesto by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler is light and fresh and the perfect way to take advantage of the season’s vegetables. It makes a quick and easy meal for a busy weeknight dinner as it’s ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!
2. Green Goddess Zucchini Pasta
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This is the easiest and creamiest pasta and it is loaded with fresh and healthy ingredients. Plus, it’ll be on your dinner table in just twenty minutes! This Green Goddess Zucchini Pasta by Angelina Papanikolaou is spectacular!
3. Creamy Kale and Zucchini Pasta
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4. Creamy Zucchini Pasta With Tofu Bacon
This healthy Creamy Zucchini Pasta With Tofu Bacon by Loubna is made with simple ingredients you probably already have! A hearty pasta dish, with a smooth and velvety sauce, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
5. Summer Garlic Scape and Zucchini Pasta
As summer approaches, garlic scapes abound at farmers’ markets! Their flavor is mild, and they don’t require any mincing or peeling like conventional garlic. Tossed with zucchini noodles, they make a delicious summery dish that tastes so fresh! You have to try this Summer Garlic Scape and Zucchini Pasta by Annie McGee!
6. Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce
You’ve never had zucchini noodles like this before! This ‘pasta’ dish has a spicy tomato-lentil sauce that adds more flavor and texture than your typical marinara would. This Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce by Deniz Kilic makes for a light yet satisfying meal that contains a good portion of protein, little fat, and plenty of complex carbohydrates.
7. Sofrito Zucchini Pasta With Beans and Lightly Fried Plantains
This Sofrito Zucchini Pasta With Beans and Lightly Fried Plantains by Alissandra Maffucci is so easy to make and packed with flavor and smells that’ll sneak up your nose and put a smile on your face.
8. Creamy Kimchi Zucchini Pasta
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This raw vegan Creamy Kimchi Pasta by Mariko Sakata is a kimchi lover’s dream! The luxurious sauce is made from a blend of raw cashews and kimchi and seasoned lightly with sesame oil and tamari — and of course, it’s topped with even more kimchi! Not only does it taste good, but it’s also good for your gut since kimchi is a probiotic.
9. Roasted Veggie Zucchini Pasta
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Looking for a noodle dish that’s filling, but not heavy? This Roasted Veggie Zucchini Pasta by Michaell Johnson is sweet, with savory oven-roasted root vegetables. Not only are zucchini noodles gluten-free, but they also make for a lighter alternative to everyday pasta!
10. Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles
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These Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles by Maggie Wescott are sauteed with garlic, kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts and then tossed with a rich sun-dried tomato cream sauce. This easy zucchini noodle pasta is packed full of flavor and is a healthy alternative to wheat pasta.
11. Zucchini Noodles With Oil-Free Roasted Pistachio Pesto
Creamy pesto, al dente zucchini noodles, and burst cherry tomatoes with crunchy pistachios and white beans on top. These Zucchini Noodles With Oil-Free Roasted Pistachio Pesto by Julia Papanek are filling, yet they won’t make you feel weighed down. Instead of using pine nuts like traditional pesto, this one uses roasted and salted pistachios. It also replaces olive oil with vegetable broth but results in the same delicious, creamy texture.
12. Creamy Mushrooms with Zucchini Noodles
This Creamy Mushrooms with Zucchini Noodles recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald is not only quick and easy but relatively minimal. It has so much flavor, it’s quite surprising! Mushrooms are set to be the next big trend in the health and wellness scene. You could pair the mushrooms with some gluten-free pasta of your choice if you’re not accustomed to zucchini noodles, or even on a slice of toast.
13. Green Coconut Curry Veggie Bowls With Zucchini Noodles
These easy, vegan, and paleo-friendly Green Coconut Curry Veggie Bowls With Zucchini Noodles by Taylor Kiser are made with pineapple, spring veggies, zucchini noodles, and a creamy green coconut curry sauce! Perfect for Meatless Monday and low in calories! A bowl of straight-up spicy sweet deliciousness is being delivered right to your veggie-munchin’ mouth today!
14. Zucchini Noodle Stuffed Avocado With Creamy Sauce
Chickpea salad, cashew cream, and more, avocados are the perfect vessel for so many different foods. In this recipe, they’re stuffed with noodles, romanesco, and sautéed mushrooms tossed in a creamy avocado basil sauce. This Zucchini Noodle Stuffed Avocado With Creamy Sauce by Lena Pfetzer is perfect for serving at parties or as a light lunch — don’t worry about the avocados browning, though. Keeping them in chilled water while you prepare everything halts the process!
15. Noodles With Coconut Lime Dressing
Light, crunchy and creamy, these Noodles With Coconut Lime Dressing by Jodi Burke are a perfect side dish or even a simple meal. Zoodles are trendy alternative noodles, that are great as a side or addition to another dish. Need a zucchini noodle dressing to shake up this simple veg? Try this coconut lime dressing. It has a creamy cashew base with coconut water, cilantro, and fresh limes. However, you could use anything to flavor it. Use your imagination! The coconut lime dressing amps up the simple veggie noodles and gives them a ton of flavor. You can also put it on salad, pasta, or other veggies. Yay for eating whole foods!
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