We love veggie noodles! They're healthy, packed with flavor, and most important, delicious. We'll show you how to make zucchini noodles that pair perfectly with your favorite recipes. You won't miss the pasta in these low-carb dishes. Plus, get our tried and true tips for selecting the perfect zucchini and making the most of your spiralizer.

May 20, 2016
Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles start with the squash, and finding the right squash starts at the market. Your best bet for making perfect zucchini noodles is to use medium (10-ounce) zucchinis that are fairly straight. This will help you make even noodles and maximize the use of the squash.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles
Credit: Jason Donnelly

The key to making twirly zucchini noodles is an inexpensive kitchen gadget known as a spiralizer. A spiralizer will cut your zucchini into long pasta-like strands.

To use, simply follow the manufacturer's instructions -- no need to peel! Trim both ends to give an even surface for anchoring the zucchini to the handle and blade, and use even pressure when turning the handle to push the zucchini through the blade. 

We like to use a medium (10-ounce) zucchini when making noodles. The large-hole blade will yield approximately three cups spiralized noodles from one zucchini. You get a little bit more volume if you use the small-hole blade.  

Zucchini Noodle Recipes


Curious about what to do with that mound of zucchini noodles? Try one of our delicious (and easy!) zucchini noodle recipes. We even have family-favorites like lasagna and pasta salad. 

Garlicky Zucchini Noodles (Without the Pasta!)

More Spiralized Recipes

Beet "Noodle" Salad

Once you know how to make zucchini noodles, it's time to think outside the squash. You've got a spiralizer -- put it to good use! These recipes and ideas will help you get the most out of your spiralizer. 


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