Fun with Zoodles

by Laura

You get a pretty big bowl from 5 small zucchini but beware, they shrink when you cook and it is less filling than pasta!

You get a pretty big bowl from 5 small zucchini but beware, they shrink when you cook and it is less filling than pasta!

If you haven't heard of zoodles, they are noodles made from zucchini spun through a spiralizer, the newest gadget addition to my kitchen. I bought the Premium Vegetable Spiralizer off of Amazon for $15 and can't believe how easy it is. You just rinse the zucchini (I think yellow squash or even carrots could work well too) and spin it while putting a little pressure on it and you get long, thin noodles. You can top with any sauce and I have tried a few, but find that a saucy but hearty sauce like bolognese makes it easier to forget you're eating vegetables instead of pasta. Ina Garten's weeknight bolognese works well. You can also mix it up so it is half noodles and half zoodles if you're nervous about going full zoodle. 

Half zucchini noodles, half linguini with Ina Garten's Bolognese.

Half zucchini noodles, half linguini with Ina Garten's Bolognese.

SPIRALIZER IN ACTION

SPIRALIZER IN ACTION