Making Fresh Zoodles aka Zucchini Noodles!
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how I’m trying to get into cooking. I’ll be honest and say that progress is slow, but I am putting together a meal from scratch here and there.
During my recipe research I kept reading about zoodles (aka zucchini noodles) and decided to give them a go…
I bought a cheap ($12) spiralizer off of Amazon not really knowing what to expect.
Luckily for me the spiralizer is super simple to use and my zoodles came out looking great, haha. Well, at any rate they look the same as the zoodles that more expensive spiralizers make!
I’m sure there are some complex recipes out there, but I went super simple with just three ingredients:
1. Fresh zucchini
2. Fresh mozzarella cheese
3. Spaghetti sauce
In hindsight I wish I would have also made meatballs – that’s definitely on my list for next time.
The cooking time for zoodles? Like practically non-existent.
1. Spiral your zucchini.
2. Warm zucchini in microwave for about 90 seconds (mix zoodles every 30 seconds to evenly distribute the heat).
3. Slice up a few chunks of mozzarella.
4. Once the zoodles are warm enough mix the sauce and mozzarella in and you’re done!
It’s really that easy! Voila!
I used three medium sized zucchini which made enough for about 2.5 servings if you’re eating the zoodles as your main dish. (If you’re using them as a side dish it was probably closer to 4-5 servings!)
It may look like more than 2.5 normal pasta servings, but since these noodles are just zucchini you’re definitely going to eat more than you would with regular pasta to feel full.
I want to tell you that this was seriously the easiest dish ever to make, but pasta in general is pretty easy isn’t it? : )
I guess because I didn’t really cook my zoodles long they still had a bit of crunch to them which I liked. They absorbed the flavor of the sauce really well and tasted almost exactly the same as regular pasta.
I’ll definitely be making this dish again!
Have you ever had zoodles or make noodles from a different type of veggie?