Garlic Butter Zoodles aka Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Butter Zoodles aka Zucchini Noodles

I have a confession to make...I am an avid carb lover. If I don't have my once-a-day allotment, Neal can attest to my very obvious change in demeanor which consists of pure grouchiness and transitions into a grieving cycle. With that being said, you can imagine how much I love pasta. So, take it from me that jumping on the zoodle train was accompanied by some initial hesitation and skepticism. Although, I have to say...it did not disappoint! This low calorie option is a healthy alternative that I am ready to incorporate into our lifestyle. A cup of spaghetti is around 210 calories whereas Zoodles (drumroll please!) comes out to about 30-40 calories! 

Now, I cannot replace pasta with this entirely. But, I am thinking meal prep during the week or those healthy dinners post-workout. I have to recommend the OXO spiralizer I purchased from Target that comes with 3 different blades! I created the Zoodles with the provided Fettuccini blade from this set!

Garlic Butter Zoodles

Prep time: 10

Cook time: 5

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis (ours were about 10 inches long)
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. Begin by chopping off both sides of the zucchini to insert into the spiralizer. Spiralize both zucchinis entirely and trim the curly strands into more manageable sizes for eating.
  2. Heat a large pan on medium heat and add the butter and garlic.
  3. Sautee for 1 minute until garlic is golden in color.
  4. Toss in the zucchini spirals and cook for 5-6 minutes until 'al dente'.
  5. To avoid overcooking the zucchini and becoming mushy, taste test if you are unsure.
  6. Garnish with parmesan cheese!
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