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.
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.
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.