Simple Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Learn how to make zucchini noodles perfectly! Includes an EASY zucchini noodles recipe, how to avoid watery zoodles, spiralizer comparison, cooking methods, tips, storage, and more.
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- 20 oz Zucchini (about 4 medium)
- 2 tbsp Butter (melted; or olive oil)
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
How to make zucchini noodles:
Make zucchini noodles with a spiralizer. (Check the post above for tips and other methods!)
How to cook zucchini noodles in the oven:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Grease an extra large baking sheet. (Use parchment paper if it's not excellent non-stick.)
Arrange the zucchini on the baking sheet in a thin layer, making sure not to crowd the pan. Sprinkle with sea salt lightly and toss.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until al dente. (You can cook longer if you want them softer.)
Pat the zoodles dry with a double layer of paper towels.
Toss with melted butter, black pepper, and more sea salt to taste if needed.
How to cook zucchini noodles on the stove:
Place zucchini noodles into a colander over the sink. Sprinkle with sea salt and toss. Let sit for 30 minutes to drain.
After half an hour, squeeze the zoodles gently over the sink to release more water. No need to get out every last drop, but just the majority.
Heat butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until al dente. (Cooking time may vary depending on how much zucchini you have and the size of your pan.) Season with black pepper and more sea salt to taste.
Serving size: 1 cup
Check the post above for lots of tips on choosing a spiralizer (and how to use it), tips specific to each cooking method, how to avoid watery zucchini noodles, and storage or making them ahead of time.
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