My favorite way to cook zucchini noodles! See how to make our 20-minute zucchini noodles pasta recipe with garlic, tomatoes and basil and parmesan cheese. Low-carb, keto-adaptable, and vegetarian! Jump to the Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how we make it.
Watch Us Make Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Pasta
Guilt-Free, 20 Minute Zucchini Pasta
We are in love with this easy recipe. There’s fresh zucchini, tomatoes, basil and parmesan and lots of garlic. The best part? It only takes 20 minutes to make. It’s low on calories and carbs, while having maximum flavor!
This is such a quick and easy recipe. It’s adaptable, too. We love this with 100% zucchini noodles (basically, spaghetti made from zucchini), but a combination of real spaghetti or pasta and zucchini is great.
This pasta recipe is all about fresh ingredients. The zucchini should be firm and the tomatoes sweet. Flavorful tomatoes, it is better to use canned, if you have a hard time finding good. We love canned San Marzano tomatoes as well as the options from Muir Glen.
Zucchini noodles are spaghetti-like strands of zucchini. You can make them a variety of ways. Here’s how to make them:
Depending on where you shop, you might even find that you can buy previously spiralized zucchini. I’ve seen them for sale in Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and even some Safeway stores.
Once you’ve got noodles, you’re ready to cook them.
Zucchini is mostly made up of water so cooking it can be tricky. Here are our tips for cooking it well and making sure it’s not soggy.
Since zucchini has a tendency to become watery, we do our best to reduce this as much as possible in our recipe. Even so, you will still find some water left at the bottom of the serving bowl. This is okay with us. The liquid mixes with tomato, cheese and garlic and olive oil, so it’s delicious. By the way, if you are looking for more ways to use up zucchini, here’s our parmesan basil zucchini chips recipe for you. They are addictive.
If you don’t believe that our recipe helps you achieve perfect zucchini noodles pasta at home, take a look at what our readers are saying about the recipe! More reviews are in the comments section below.
“Wow! It’s delicious. This recipe is at the top of the favorites list! ” – Pam
“I was surprised how delicious this actually was! ! I followed recipe exactly and it turned out perfect.” – Marissa
“Oh. My. Goodness! Its amazing! What a super way to introduce the family to disguised healthy eating with flavor that is the embodiment of summer. This year I planted even more zucchini and Zoodles will be part of our lives forever! ” – Shannon