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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)

Learn How to Make Zucchini Noodles quickly and easily using a spiralizer, mandoline, julienne peeler, or a knife.  Eat them raw, cook them in a skillet, microwave, or bake them in the oven until soft and tender.  You can easily substitute spaghetti or linguine with zoodles in your favorite pasta recipes for a healthy, low-carb, gluten-free, and Whole30 option!  

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
Author London


  • 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.)

    How to use a spiralizer to grate zucchini.

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.

    Zucchini noodles cooking in a skillet pan or on a big sheet pan.
  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.

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.