How to make zoodles with this easy tutorial.
My zucchini plants have been generous this year, and I have loved it! Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies because it’s the vegetable that just keeps on giving (and giving and giving and giving…..); plus it is so versatile! We have been enjoying zucchini in bread, cookies, on the grill, fried, etc. One of my very favorite ways to cook zucchini is to turn it into zoodles! Zoodles is a great, healthier alternative to noodles (and if you pick the zucchini from your garden….it’s also FREE!). I love to serve zucchini noodle with marinara or Alfredo sauce, but any of your fave pasta sauces will work great! If cooked correctly, the zoodles are really not a lot different from regular noodles. They are also much more filling, with much less calories! Sometimes my kids don’t even realize what they are eating……emphasis on the sometimes. I’m excited to teach you today how to make zucchini noodles with a spiralizer.
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Homemade Zoodles Tutorial
Zoodles might look fancy, but they are actually so easy to make; especially when you use a vegetable spiralizer. Honestly my frugal self tried for years to make zucchini noodles without a spiralizer and I just couldn’t do it! So, I bought this spiralizer and haven’t looked back since!
First things first, if your zucchini is long, you will want to cut it down into smaller chunks. This will make it easier to move through the spiralizer.
Next, you will need to prep your vegetable spiralizer. I use the Thin Spiral for my zoodles. Put your thin spiral attachment in the spiralizer and then stick one of the zuchinni chunks into the middle, in between the handle and the blade. Easy peasy!
Now, all you need to do is twist! This part is so simple (and…kindof fun….really!). The zucchini will spiral through the blade, be sure to have a plate to catch all the spirals! Kids love helping with and watching the noodles come out.
If you want to eat your zoodles raw (which you totally can!) they are ready. I prefer cooking them over the stove for a few minutes (don’t worry it is quick!) to warm them up.
How to Cook Zoodles
Heat 1 or 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauce pan. Once the oil is hot, add the zoodles.
Toss zoodles in the oil and sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Continue stirring and cooking for 2-5 minutes. I like them to be soft, but slightly firm.
And that’s it! They are done. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce. ENJOY!!!
What’s your favorite thing to make with your garden zucchini??? I would love to hear it in the comments below!
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