29 Low Carb Keto Zoodle Recipes: Delicious recipes for the most popular pasta replacement; healthy zucchini noodles!
Zoodles have taken over as a great way to replace pasta–and for good reason! Zucchini is healthy and when made into “noodles” are a very good substitute for the high carb wheat variety. Here are 29 delicious Low Carb Keto Zoodle Recipes!
Zucchini is very nutritious!
Using zucchini noodles to replace pasta is a great way to get in extra veggies.
1 ½ cups of raw slices has only 33 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber for 3 net carbs and 2 grams of protein.
According to Draxe.com, (click HERE for the full, very informative article) zucchini is a High Source of Antioxidants and Vitamin C, Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties that Can Improve Heart Health, is a High Source of Potassium, Helps Improve Digestion, is Low in Calories and Carbs, Helps Maintain Eye Health, is a Good Source of Energizing B Vitamins, Can Help Control Diabetes, and Might Help Balance Thyroid and Adrenal Function.
How do you cook zoodles?
I put them into boiling water for just a couple of minutes. We like them soft like noodles but not mushy. Don’t cook them long though or they will definitely get mushy fast!
Some will salt them and let them sit for 30 minutes or so and then squeeze out extra water before sautéing a skillet with butter, olive oil or coconut oil for a few minutes; again, just a few minutes!
Others will not cook them at all and count on the hot sauce to warm them enough. That is too crunchy for our preference.
These are some ideas. You will have to try it and see how you like it done best.
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This low carb Cajun chicken “Pasta” is comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy, slightly spicy and full of flavor – all while packing a BIG veggie punch! It comes together quickly and cooks all in one skillet – so clean up is a breeze!
A deliciously simple meal, ready in under 30 minutes, this classic meat sauce with zoodles will be a big hit with the family! Low-carb, ketogenic, Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free.
This Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette is a light and refreshing summertime salad and perfect when your garden is exploding with tomatoes, basil, and zucchini in the later summer months.
Avocado pesto zoodles with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes is a super quick, easy, and healthful meal, and comes together in under 30 minutes. This whole30, paleo and vegan dinner recipe is perfect for any night of the week.