The Ultimate Zoodles Recipe: Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil

The Ultimate Zoodles Recipe: Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil

Sometimes it’s nice to have a hearty, filling meal without meat- even if you aren’t a vegetarian. I’ve been overrun with zucchini from the garden so much lately and getting some from friends that I’m really starting to see zucchini in my sleep…and it’s forcing me to be all kinds of creative with the abundantly growing green veggie from so many gardens.  My friend Jill has been raving about the Veggetti veggie spiralizer so long that I thought maybe I’d try it and give it a go (she’s right, it’s super fun to use AND fabulous results!) This one’s simple to make Vegan- just skip the parm cheese!

If you are a zucchini fan like I am, be sure to check out our other zucchini yummies on the blog: Easy {Oven Baked} Parmesan Zucchini Chips to try right nowBruschetta Recipe: Bruschetta Zucchini BoatsGrilled Zucchini Recipe and Avocado Pesto Zoodles!

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Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil

Ingredients – 

2 medium size zucchini, spiral cut (I used the Veggetti) into “Zoodles”
1/2 C. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 C. shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (more if you like is spicy, less if you like it more mild)
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 tbs. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Pesto Ingredients –

2 C. fresh basil leaves
2 tsp. fresh, minced garlic
1/4-1/3 C. olive oil
2-3 tbs. pine nuts

Pesto Directions

Toss all ingredients in blender,  until desired consistency.
Use 1/4 cup in recipe, save the rest in refrigerator up to 1 week

Directions –

#1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, garlic and tomatoes.

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#2. Toss in the zoodles and heat through – about 5 minutes.

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#3. Add in the red pepper flakes, pesto, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper.
#4. Continue to heat through for a few minutes and allow the cheese to melt.
#5. Remove from the stove and serve. Sprinkle some extra fresh parm on top.

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Enjoy.

The Ultimate Zoodles Recipe: Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato & Basil
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium size zucchini, spiral cut (I used the Veggetti)
  • 1/2 C. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 C. shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (more if you like is spicy, less if you like it more mild)
  • 1 tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Pesto Ingredients -
  • 2 C. fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp. fresh, minced garlic
  • 1/4-1/3 C. olive oil
  • 2-3 tbs. pine nuts

Instructions

  1. Pesto Directions:
  2. Toss all ingredients in blender, until desired consistency.
  3. Use 1/4 cup in recipe, save the rest in refrigerator up to 1 week
  4. Zoodles Directions
  5. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, garlic and tomatoes.
  6. Toss in the zoodles and heat through - about 5 minutes.
  7. Add in the red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper.
  8. Continue to heat through for a few minutes and allow the cheese to melt.
  9. Remove from the stove and serve.
  10. Sprinkle some extra fresh parm on top.
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14 comments… add one
  • This looks wonderful. I like the clean all natural ingredients and the colour is very pretty. Pinning
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  • This sounds delicious. I have looked at one of those spiral veggie cutters, but haven't yet. Thanks for linking up to #HomeMattersParty
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  • This is one of my absolute favorite meals! I make a version of this often. And it is so easy!!!
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  • Oh yummy! As a low carber, this is right up my alley and looks wonderful! Pinning and sharing on my low carb facebook page. :) Have a Lovely Day!
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  • Looks yummy. Saved to my Pinterest board to try next week.
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  • Here we are, 3 months after Lori's and Beth's questions re where's the basil/pesto--and STILL no mention of when to add pesto in the recipe instructions. Please respond.
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    • We have added it - months ago. I will double check but it was there multiple times after those comments came!
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  • I can never see how many people these recipes serve. Can you please tell me?
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  • When Lori asked where is the basil, this is about where is the entire pesto? Yes? I don't see a corrected version one month later..typical of yummy..
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    • Not sure what you mean- it's all in there.
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      • Its in the directions in the pictures but not in the printable version. But, i ts not difficult to figure out. In step #3 it should say, "add in red pepper flakes, PESTO, Parmesan," etc.
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  • Sounds delicious but where is the basil? Not listed
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    • Oh my goodness!! Sorry! Adding it in a minute here!
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