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How to use a spiralizer to grate zucchini into zucchini noodles as a pasta alternative.
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How to Make Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

Knowing How to Make Zucchini Noodles gives you a healthy, low-carb option when you're craving pasta. Here are 5 different and super easy ways to make zoodles using a spiralizer, mandoline, julienne peeler, or a knife.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 33 kcal


  • 4 medium zucchini ends cut
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut zucchini into noodles using a countertop spiralizer, handheld spiralizer, julienne peeler, mandoline, or knife. (See post above for more information.)

Sauté Zucchini Noodles

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil or butter to a skillet over medium heat along with your zucchini noodles.
  2. Heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until to your desired tenderness.*
  3. Sprinkle with salt just before serving.

Bake Zucchini Noodles

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place zucchini noodles on a large baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until to your desired tenderness.
  4. Sprinkle with salt to serve.

Microwave Zucchini Noodles

  1. Place zucchini noodles in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute using 30-second intervals until to your desired temperature and tenderness.
  3. Sprinkle with salt before serving.

Recipe Notes

*Do not place a lid while cooking as this will result in overly soggy and watery zucchini noodles.

  • To Store: Keep leftover zoodles in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Do not try freezing zucchini noodles. Once thawed you will end up with a watery mess instead of perfectly firm and sturdy noodles.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 512mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 392IU8%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.