It’s Zoodle Time! Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan

It’s Zoodle Time! Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan 

Have you tried spiralizing vegetables into noodle shapes? This is a trend that is here to stay, and it should! One cup of spiralized zucchini provides about 38 calories and 8 grams of total carbohydrates, compared to white pasta which is 239 calories per cup and 46 grams carbohydrate. This recipe for Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan is delicious, easy and wonderfully light for a summer side dish!

 

Zucchini Pasta with Garlic and Parmesan

 

Ingredients:

4 Medium Zucchini (will produce 6-8 cups for 4 servings)

½ tsp. coarse salt

¼ cup olive oil

2 teaspoons butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Pinch of red pepper flakes

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

 

Method:

Slice washed, trimmed, unpeeled zucchini through noodle making device. Spread on paper towels and sprinkle with coarse salt. Let rest for 10-15 minutes, allowing excess moisture to drain. Pat semi-dry.

In skillet, sauté olive oil, butter and garlic over medium to high heat. Add zucchini strands to pan and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes. Add parsley, red pepper flakes, then pepper to taste. Remove to serving bowl, toss in the cheese and serve.

 

Notes:

Zucchini “pasta” is easy to overcook, stir until heated through, but not browned!

Try serving with fresh tomato sauce and a chicken breast for protein. You can substitute other cheeses as well.

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