clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares icon
low carb zucchini pasta with a bowl of tomato sauce and a chunk of parmesan cheese

how to make zucchini noodles

  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 portion 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Delicious green zucchini noodles! This is how you make this easy and tasty low carb pasta alternative. Great with a rich, tangy sauce.



For 1 portion

1 zucchini (green or yellow both work)

olive oil for frying

Sea salt to taste

Black pepper from the mill


  1. Spiralize your zucchinis and put the noodles into a bowl or sieve. Add some salt, mix well with your hands – and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to drain water.
  2. After 10 to 15 minutes, squeeze as much water as possible from the zucchini noodles to keep them crunchy when cooking.
  3. Put a non-stick pan to medium heat, add olive oil and then the zucchini. Stir constantly and sprinkle with a little more salt and black pepper. The zoodles are ready when starting to change color: The goal is to keep them crisp but not raw.
  4. Spread your zucchini pasta on a plate and place sauce and garnish on top. Serve immediately.
  • Category: low carb basics
  • Method: spiralize and fry
  • Cuisine: international


  • Serving Size: pasta from 1 zucchini
  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g net carbs
  • Protein: 2.4g