33 Game-Changing, Healthy Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) Recipes

~ Zucchini noodle recipes go way, way beyond an easy, low-carb and gluten-free pasta swap. Zoodles are a fun, healthy way to change up soups, salads, even casseroles. Grab a spiralizer (I’m sharing deets on my faves) and a zucchini, and your weeknight dinner plans will never be the same! Look out, zucchini … we’re coming for ya! ~

Zucchini Noodle recipes go way, way beyond an easy pasta swap! Zoodles are great in soups, salads, even casseroles ... and with all these gorgeous, healthy recipes, your spiralizer will definitely be your new favorite kitchen gadget! Fantastic inspiration for healthier meals! #zucchininoodles #zoodles #spiralizer #healthyrecipes #spiralized #zucchinirecipe #zoodlesrecipe #lowcarbdiet #spiralizerrecipe #glutenfreerecipe | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

Zucchini noodles are a total game-changer.

A brilliant swap loaded with all sorts of deliciously nutritious options.

Basically, they go anywhere a noodle can go … but with lower carbs and fewer calories. Plus, zucchini is naturally fat-free. Win, win, win!

Zucchini noodles (aka zoodles – best name ever) can be served hot like pasta, or cold in salads … in “noodle” soups, or layered in casseroles. Oh, the possibilities!

Bonus: they’re fun to make! Like, amaze-your-kids, gather-the-fam-to-watch fun. Those curlicues are surprisingly irresistible, and I can personally vouch for the fact that even teenagers are intrigued. (And if you’ve ever met a teenager, you know feelings of intrigue aren’t typical). It’s like your own little magic show, happening right in your kitchen!

 

Once I unpacked my first spiralizer, and watched (entranced), as mounds of springy zoodles appeared, well it was pretty much zoodles galore!

And, hey there, all you “good” guys and gals … I’m betting a lot of you put “spiralizer” on your Dear Santa lists this year. I definitely would, except I already own three, which seems like it really should be enough, don’t ya think?!? Ummmm … yeah.

(Side note to help you write that Christmas list: After doing a ridiculous amount of research and having unjustifiably lengthy internal debates, these are the first two spiralizers I bought, which are still the two I’d recommend checking out: the Spiralizer 5-Blade and the Mueller 4-Blade.)

So, for all of you who’re excitedly dreaming sugarplum zoodle dreams, here’s my helpful public service for today: a list of zucchini noodle recipes to get you up and running as soon as you rip that shiny new spiralizer out of its box. (Because you are, of course, on the nice list this year, right???)

Oh! And once you’ve tried some healthy zucchini recipes with your new toy, be sure to check out our list of 33 Spiralizer Recipes (That AREN’T Zoodles) to unleash that spiralizer on all sorts of other fruits and veggies!

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves, aren’t we? Let’s kick off the fun with some zucchini noodles …

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First off, all zoodle newbies should start here, with my Easy Zoodles Recipe for Beginners that’s designed to help ease skeptical kids (and husbands!) into your zucchini noodle adventure:

Easy Zoodles Recipe (Zucchini Noodles for Beginners) from Two Healthy Kitchens

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Once you’ve tried my starter recipe, you’re ready for full-on zoodle madness. Go crazy, friends! Armed with a spiralizer and a couple of zukes, there’s no stopping you now …

Light Turkey Noodle Casserole from Danielle at The Creative Bite

This is one of the very first zucchini noodle recipes I made, and it was a true hit. Definitely worth a try!

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Healthy Low-Carb Chicken Zucchini Skillet from Silvia at Garden in the Kitchen

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Rainbow Noodle Salad from Lauren at Lauren Caris Cooks

 

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15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles from Natasha at Salt & Lavender

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Egg Drop Soup with Zoodles from Judy at I’m Bored, Let’s Go …

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Gluten-Free Jumbo Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball with Zoodles from Felesha at Say Grace

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Seared Scallops on Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce from Jamie at A Sassy Spoon

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Rainbow Zoodle Spring Rolls + Almond Butter Dipping Sauce from Margaret at The Plant Philosophy

 

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Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles from Holly at Taste and See

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Skinny Pad Thai with Courgette (Zucchini) Noodles from Lucy at Supergolden Bakes

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Raw Vegan Noodles Salad from Melissa at The Stingy Vegan

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Baked Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini Noodles from Taylor at The Girl on Bloor

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Gluten Free Mac and Cheese with Zucchini Noodles from Taylor at Food Faith Fitness

 

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Courgetti (Zucchini) with Coconut Milk and Sundried Tomatoes from Bintu at Recipes from a Pantry

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Asian Chicken Zoodle Lettuce Wraps from Julia at A Cedar Spoon

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Raw Zucchini Noodles & Veggies from Sophia at Veggies Don’t Bite

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Shrimp Piccata over Zoodles from Tricia at Saving Room for Dessert

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Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup from Jenn at Peas and Crayons

 

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Zucchini Noodle, Blackberry and Mango Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette from Susan at Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

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Chinese Chicken Zoodles from Gina at Running to the Kitchen

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Roasted Cauliflower Cashew Cream Alfredo Sauce (with Spiralized Noodles) from Stacey at Stacey Homemaker

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Lobster Scampi with Zucchini Noodles from Denisse at Le Petit Eats

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Cajun Chicken with Zoodles from Charla at That Girl Cooks Healthy

 

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Lemon Feta Zucchini Noodles from Tania at The Cook’s Pyjamas

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Thai Chicken Zucchini Noodle Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette from Krista at Joyful Healthy Eats

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Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles from Lisa at Cook Eat Paleo

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Dairy-Free Zucchini Carbonara from Julia at The Roasted Root

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Spicy Avocado Sauce Over Chicken & Zoodles from Kelly at Tasting Page

 

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Greek Zoodles from Kristin at Iowa Girl Eats

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Thai Coconut Zoodle Soup from Julia at A Cedar Spoon

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Zucchini Spiral Salad with Fennel from Laura at Hello Glow

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Salmon Dill Zucchini Noodles from Sara at The Organic Dietician

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Now how’s that for a game-changer? Consider your pasta game officially changed. And your soup game, your salad game, your casserole game …

2 thoughts on “33 Game-Changing, Healthy Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) Recipes”

    • Oh, Bintu – you’re so very welcome! I really enjoy both your photography and your creative recipe ideas, and I’m so happy to share them with my own readers! Your Zucchini with Coconut Milk and Sundried Tomatoes looks absolutely outstanding – what a terrific idea – of course, I just had to include it here! 😀 ~Shelley

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