Swap out the pasta for fresh zucchini noodles and add garlic and Parmesan for 15 Minute Garlic Parmesan Zoodles! It’s an easy and delicious side dish, or light dinner that’s healthy, low carb, vegetarian, and incredibly easy to make in under 15 minutes!
Zucchini season is here! Is anyone else pulling baseball bat sized zucchinis out of their gardens? We were a teeny tiny bit busy leading up to this summer (read: baby #2), so our garden is a little bit smaller this year. But we still have a ton of gorgeous zucchinis that we’re making some Sweet Zucchini Relish with and now also one of my new favorite zucchini dishes, these Garlic Parmesan Zoodles!
Does it get any easier than 5 ingredients?
The hardest part are the zoodles, which actually is super duper easy if you have either a mandolin or a spiralizer! Last year I made the incredibly embarrassing discovery that all the time I’d spent wishing for a spiralizer so I could “zoodle” zucchinis was wasted because the mandolin in our cupboard could do it! (This is the OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction” class=”ek-link”>spiraliOXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction” rel=”nofollow” class=”ek-link”>zOXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer with StrongHold Suction” class=”ek-link”>er I had my eye on).
How to Make
- Spiralize zucchinis
- Saute garlic – but be careful not to burn it!
- Add the zoodles with salt and pepper and saute until soft
- Top with cheese and serve!
It’s so easy, even a toddler can help with it! My little sous chef is always ready to add extra cheese to finish a dish because a little more cheese makes everything better, especially to a two year old. 😉
Have your tongs ready to turn those zoodles while they cook.
Add some additional veggies! Like onion, peas, diced tomatoes, or even some spinach.
Add a potein! Diced chicken or shrimp would be delicious.
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M loves this recipe! Especially since I told her they were “zoodle noodles” and anything “noodles” and she’s sold. Girl is my daughter, after all.
This dish is so fast, so easy, and healthy! A side dish or a main meal, these Garlic Parmesan Zoodles are our new favorite way to turn those garden zucchinis into something delicious.
Garlic Parmesan Zoodles
- 8 cups spiralized zuccchini loosely packed
- 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4-5 lg cloves fresh garlic
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat and add garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, careful to not burn.
- Add zoodles, salt and pepper and saute for 3-5 minutes until zoodles are soft, turning often with tongs.
- Add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Serve immediately and top with more Parmesan cheese if desired.