Zoodles (Spaghetti Style Noodles)

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Zoodles (Spaghetti Style Noodles)

Olivia
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4 Servings
2 Ingredients
14 Comments

Zucchini noodles are a great low-carb alternative to enjoying pasta and all your favorite noodle dishes!  Prep these noodles ahead of time when zucchini is in season or on sale in your grocery store!

4 Servings
2 Ingredients
14 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Zucchini
Serving Day Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Sea Salt

Containers

Supplies

  • Labels
  • Baking Sheets
  • Spiralizers

Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Dump and Go

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Using a vegetable peeler or spiralizer slice the zucchini vertically into long, skinny noodles, resembling a fettuchini noodle.
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Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Stovetop

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: Countertop
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Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Using a vegetable peeler or spiralizer slice the zucchini vertically into long, skinny noodles, resembling a fettuchini noodle.
  2. Place zoodles in a single layer, flat on paper towels and sprinkle with 1 TBLS of salt. This will allow the zucchini to start releasing extra water.
  3. After 30-45 minutes flip zucchini and sprinkle with remaining salt.
  4. After an additional 30-45 minutes pat dry with paper towel.
  5. Bring a pot of water to boiling. Add noodles and cook for 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe
4 Servings
Serving Size
about 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories
17
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
2748mg
Total Carbohydrates
3g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
Protein
1g
WW Freestyle
0

14 Comments

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    1. Hi, Christie!
      Sprinkling the zoodles with salt and letting them “sweat”, so to speak, gets rid of excess moisture to help prevent them from getting soggy or watering down your dish. If they were to be frozen without this part, they would be quite soggy.

      1. When you boil the zoodles right away after the salted sweating process, does the boiling reduce the saltiness of the zoodles? I bypassed the boiling and just microwaved to zoodles after following the salting process and then added my spaghettis sauce! It was awful! Way to salty and dumped it out and made a new plate with regular spaghetti noodles! I do love zoodles freshly shaven and microwaved for a minute then served with spag sauce! Would love to be able to prepare and freeze as indicated providing they are not extremely salty when ready to serve! Please advise! Thank you!

        1. If you don’t rinse them or put them in water, yes, boiling after the sweating process reduces the saltiness.

  1. When you freeze zucchini noodles, you won’t want to use salt at all, or they will be mushy when thawed out. Also, you need to blanch the zoodles in boiling water for one minute before freezing, otherwise, they will again by mushy when you thaw them out. Blanching inactivates the enzymes which help vegetables ripen and mature. Blanched vegetables have better color, flavor, taste and a crunchier texture.

  2. I salted a full colander of zucchini noodles to freeze. They are so watery. I made more today. Plan on freezing without salt. Will they still be good?

    Linda

    1. Yes, they will still be good. Zoodles are hard because there are so many preferences. Keep on trying to figure out what works for you and your preferred method!