There is no doubt zoodles are here to stay. These veggie noodles are the answer to those seeking a naturally gluten-free alternative to pasta. Zoodles can be made with just about any cylindrical-shaped vegetable so flavor combinations are endless.
If you are new to zoodles or are simply looking for new inspiration, give these flavorful zoodle recipes a try. Your taste buds will thank you!
What are Zoodles?
Zoodles are vegetables that have been turned into noodles using a spiralizer or vegetable peeler. They are mostly low carb and gluten free, therefore a friendly addition to a ketogenic, paleo or celiac lifestyle.
How To Make Zoodles
We've discussed the pros and cons of spiralizing vegetables here. If you are convinced you'd like to give it a go then check out this nifty video from Downshiftology on how to make zoodles from just about anything:
How To Cook Zoodles
There are many ways to prepare zoodles and the cooking times will vary depending on the vegetable. For instance, yellow squash and zucchini should be sautéed for just a few minutes. Otherwise, they will get soggy.
Zoodles made from root vegetables like beets and carrots will stand up to heat better and may be cooked longer. Below you'll find recipes that will show you the best flavor combinations and cooking times for all your zoodles.
Zoodles and Meatballs
Yellow and green zucchini zoodles are sautéed and paired with delicious pork and beef meatballs in a tasty garlic-infused tomato sauce.
Zoodles with pesto is an easy dish that doesn't even require cooking (although you could always sauté the zucchini for a minute or two until it becomes tender).
Beet Noodle Bowls
A hearty recipe featuring roasted beet zoodles with crispy chickpeas and spinach. Yum!
Here is a great way to cook carrot zoodles so you can add them to your favorite pasta sauces.
Sweet Potato Zoodle Carbonara
Turn a decadent Italian favorite into a healthier version with sweet potato zoodles. The whole family will enjoy it!