Go against the grain and replace standard pasta with this brilliant veggie substitute!
Breaking news: two highly acclaimed foods have merged to create a killer combo they call zoodles. If the name has you scratching your head, no worries! They have only recently made their debut, so we understand if it sounds foreign. We’re going to explain what Zoodles are, and then give you 12 must-try recipes made with zoodles!
What are Zoodles?
You may have feasted on zucchini fries or crunched on zucchini chips, but have you twirled your fork in zucchini noodles? This revolutionary fad known as “zoodles” has made its way to dinner plates far and wide. It’s a virtually carb-free and nutrient-dense alternative to regular noodles. With zoodles, you can reduce your starch consumption without sacrificing that mouthwatering, noodley taste.
Zoodles will teleport you to a world where diving into yummy pasta is a guilt-free, low-calorie adventure. Gadgets like spiralizers can crank zucchini into thin, noodle-shaped strands and make this world possible. Check out these 12 Must Try Recipes Made With Zoodles to discover why people go oodles for zoodles!
12 Must Try Recipes Made With Zoodles
When suffering from crazy carb cravings, bust out that spiral slicer and get your fix in a carb-free way! With this zoodle recipe, you get savory strands of zucchini spaghetti that taste even better than the real thing. Top your veggie pasta with a mouthwatering red pepper sauce and crunchy pine nuts, and prepare to take your taste buds on a deliciously guilt-free ride.
You may be wondering, “what exactly is gochujang?” It’s a savory, sweet, and spicy sauce that pairs with the zoodles perfectly! If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s your chance!
Stir-fry is one of those dishes that we could literally eat several times per week, and with this recipe, you can! The majority of the ingredients are veggie-based, however you can feel free to throw in some chicken for some extra protein!
This zoodle recipe spices things up by throwing some zesty lemon-garlic shrimp into the mix. The spiced seafood provides some feel-good, feel-full protein. The directions are incredibly simple to follow. When you’re finished preparing, step back and appreciate your picture-perfect creation, bursting with vibrant colors and 100% clean ingredients.
This recipe replaces conventional lasagna noodles with long, thin slices of zucchini. Ditch processed carbs and replace them with nutrient-dense vegetable substitutes – we promise you won’t miss the real thing! Toss in some ricotta, egg, cheeses, and herbs. You’ll cherish each mouthwatering bite of this satisfying meal.
Sure, chicken noodle soup soothes the soul. But can the comforting meal have the same effect on your body? This lightened version gives the classic soup a nutritious makeover by replacing high-glycemic empty-calorie noodles with zoodles. It also has an array of nutrient-rich vegetables like kale. Fresh herbs add a delicate sweetness.
This rainbow-colored recipe has a breathtaking presentation and tastes just as good as it looks. The crunchy, parmesan-coated shrimp pairs pleasantly with the cheesy noodles and rich tomato sauce. Although the instructions have you preparing enough for two, you can easily modify the measurements to cook as much as your heart desires.
This luscious low-cal recipe calls for nothing but simple ingredients and shines the spotlight on juicy grape tomatoes. Tomatoes and zucchini make a perfect pair, which is no surprise considering the garden buddies grow together. This vegetarian-friendly dish has a satisfying lightness by itself, but if you prefer something heartier, top the pasta with some grilled chicken or shrimp.
These zoodles bathe in a scrumptious mixture of olive oil, garlic, and almond-flour breadcrumbs. The delectable sauce disguises the fact that these noodles are a vegetable. On those days when you’re feeling down in the dumps, this pasta makes the perfect guilt-free comfort food. It calls for wholesome herbs that add a refreshing top note.
If you’re controlling your weight, you might only dream about topping your pasta with creamy fettuccine sauce. This recipe makes an exception, granting you full access to the off-limits topping. How? The savory creaminess comes from cauliflower! The guilt-free dish includes a host of nutrient-dense vegetables and herbs you can feel good about serving.
Lentil marinara adds a unique twist to the classic pasta sauce and provides more protein and fiber than the real thing. This exciting zucchini dish decorated with herbs, tomatoes, garlic, and lentils will never let you settle for boring carb-rich spaghetti again. It also tastes wonderful as leftovers. Simply pop in the fridge and enjoy for tomorrow’s lunch!
These wider, flatter zucchini noodles are made with a peeler and stuffed with a mouthwatering mixture of spinach, ricotta cheese, and spices. A great alternative to starchy, high-calorie ravioli, these “zaviolis” are a guilt-free veggie swap in this Italian meal. Top with tomato sauce and some salt and pepper to taste. Yum!
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