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Zucchini Spaghetti “Znoodles”

I like it when food isn’t complicated.

Ingredient lists that I can read. Foods that I can recognize. Steps that I can follow.

Especially when I’m up at college: food needs to be simple yet satisfying.

Vegetables are the only ingredients for this dish. My favorite aspect of this dish is how versatile it is — the different topping and mix-in combinations are endless!

What is it?


My Zucchini Spaghetti “Znoodles”!

How do you make it? Well you’ll need three main tools. A cutting board, a knife, and julienne peeler. (You can also use a spiral vegetable peeler, but I love how my julienne peeler gets the job done too. Alton Brown would be proud. ;)) Also a medium pot and spoon to heat the sauce and znoodles up.


Cut off the ends of the zucchini, and then using the julienne peeler “peel” the zucchini into little strips. The julienne part of the peeler slices the squash into little strings and the peeler part lifts the strips up into noodles. 🙂


Heat up the marinara sauce. (Either homemade or store bought.) I like to throw the znoodles in with my sauce as I heat it up, but other times I’ll just throw the znoodles in the microwave for 60 seconds.


Once the sauce starts lightly bubbling, cut the heat, pour it on top of your znoodles, (let it cool slightly), grab a fork, and dig in! ❤


Zucchini Spaghetti Znoodles

Ingredients

  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (I love veggie filled ones)

Other materials: A cutting board, a knife, julienne peeler (or a spiral vegetable slicer), a medium-sized pot, and spoon.

Directions

  1. Cut off the ends of the zucchini. Using the julienne peeler, “peel” the zucchini into little strips. The julienne part of the peeler slices the squash into little strings and the peeler part lifts the strips up into noodles. 🙂
  2. Heat up the marinara sauce. (Either homemade or store bought.) I like to throw the znoodles in with my sauce as I heat it up, but other times I’ll just throw the znoodles in the microwave for 60 seconds.
  3. Once the sauce starts lightly bubbling, cut the heat, pour it on top of your znoodles, (let it cool slightly), grab a fork, and dig in! ❤

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To add variety I also love doing this with spaghetti squash, yellow squash, and calabaza squash. You can even add more vegetables to the mix, like onions, artichokes, mushrooms, etc. It’s super easy and super delicious! I’ve eaten this for weeks now nonstop and I can’t get enough of it. 

What’s your favorite topping on spaghetti?

With lots of hugs,

Kathleen

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7 thoughts on “Zucchini Spaghetti “Znoodles”

  1. I’m so boring, I like eating my noodles naked. Maybe throw in some veggies, but I don’t like the sauces. Never thought of using a vegie peeler. KUDOS to you

    1. You’re just like my sister — she will eat the noodles straight from the serving bowl without any sauces on it. You’re not boring — I like certain things plain as well, like oatmeal or rice — I can eat it plain. It’s just delicious the way it is. 🙂

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