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Zucchini Pasta? Really? Well, that’s what we call it around my house. You can also call it zucchini noodles, zoodles, zucchini spirals, or just plain zucchini if you like. Totally up to you. But, what I do implore you to do is to use it as a delicious pasta substitute. And soon!

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You see, in my family, we’ve always used spaghetti squash if we were using something in place of regular pasta in recipes. But to be honest, I can’t stand the way that spaghetti squash feels in my mouth. I know. I’m weirder than weird. So many other people love it. But, believe me, once you use zucchini in a lightened up spaghetti recipe or other type of pasta dish, you will love, love, love it. Seriously.

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To make your zucchini in pasta or noodle type, you can use various tools: a vegetable peeler or mandonline to make ribbons, a grater attachment for your food processor, or you can use my new favorite tool – a spiral cutter.

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Here’s my Zucchini Pasta recipe. Make it soon!

5 from 2 votes

Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Side Dish 15 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 4
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
How to make Zucchini Pasta using various tools. Zucchini pasta is naturally gluten-free, Paleo, and kids love it!

Ingredients  

  • 6-8 zucchini squash
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Cut zucchini squash into ribbons, spirals or julienne strips. Place into stock pot and cover with water plus about 1 inch. Bring zucchini water to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and pour zucchini through a strainer. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 588IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. I love spaghetti squash!!! I don’t remember when the last time I was trated to a tasty meal of this. Last time I had it, it was prepared similar to regular spaghetti. Your post has given me a hankering to have some in the near future.

  2. Any Microplane zesting/grating tool, but especially the one that multitasks with different blades. The one that makes curly twists of lemon rinds for cocktails and garnishes is so much fun!

    1. Hey Robyn,

      I bought a vegetti after seeing your zucchini noodles. Cooked them as you instructed and then put parmesean cheese butter and salt and pepper. Yum yum!

      Robin (the other Robin)

    1. 5 stars
      That’s because there is no time. As soon as the water starts to boil they are done. That’s when you remove from heat and strain.