Wondering what to do with all that zucchini in your garden? Look no further! Here’s a fantastic recipe for Spiralized Pesto Zucchini Noodles! Otherwise known as “Zoodles”. Have you tried these yet?

Spiraled zucchini "noodles" mixed with homemade pesto sauce, garnished with pine nuts and a fresh basil leaf.

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Spiralized Pesto Zucchini Noodles {Zoodles}

So, are ya on the spiralized veggie bandwagon yet? I’ve done spaghetti squash in place of pasta, for a low carb option, and we really liked it. I was really curious about the whole zoodle, spiralizer, thing. So, I got myself a little handheld spiralizer to try it out! The verdict? It’s a winner.

Bowl of Zucchini noodles with pesto sauce, pine nuts, and fresh basil.

This is a super simple recipe that can be done in a short amount of time–everyone likes that, right? As I was making these, my imagination was just running wild with what else I could make! How about a pasta sauce, and asian sauce, oooh, how about eating them raw? A cole slaw sauce, a Mexican flare… I’m looking forward to trying many flavors!

But, on to this recipe…

What you need~

  • Medium sized zucchini
  • Homemade Pesto (doesn’t have to be homemade, but it only takes 5 minutes)
  • salt & pepper to taste

What to do~

  1.  Spiralize the zucchini (make oodles of zoodles!) At the end of this post, I’ll list some options for a spiralizer.
  2. Saute’ the zoodles in a little olive oil.
  3. Toss with pesto and serve!

Tips & Tricks~

  • Work in batches when cooking so you don’t crowd the pan.
  • You may want to snip these a bit beforehand, as they are pretty long!
  • Use a small to medium size zucchini, they have fewer seeds and less water.
  • The pesto sauce should be nice and thick, it will get thinned out by the water that the zucchini noodles naturally carry.
White bowl of Zucchini noodles with homemade pesto and parmesan cheese.

Here are some different options for spiralizers:

This one is inexpensive (7.97) and great for single serve or just two people. Cranking 6 zucchini’s through this will not be fun. Ask me how I know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This one is perfect for family size meals. It’s definitely an upgrade with 3 different blades which give you 3 different results! It’s much easier to work with the hand crank. It goes for around $29.

And, if you want the big dog– The KitchenAid attachment– then this one is for you. It is by far my all-time favorite! It slices, peels, and makes noodles.

It’ll core, peel and slice an apple for you, it makes 2 sizes of noodles and different size slices. The possibilities are endless with this one. You do need a KitchenAid stand mixer for this one. Here’s 5 things a KitchenAid can do to make your life easier.

If you have one already it’s easier for storage to add on to what you already have rather than a whole new appliance.

Basil Pesto "zoodles".

Love low-carb options? Try these!

๐Ÿ“‹ Recipe

spiralized zucchini noodles

Spiralized Pesto Zucchini Noodles

A delicious low carb meal with the fresh flavors of basil, garlic, and cheese!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 143kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pesto sauce preferably homemade

Instructions

  • Spiralize zucchini and cut if desired (noodles will be very long)
  • Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a pan.
  • Add some of the zucchini noodles and cook about 5-7 minutes until warmed and tender. It's best to work in batches so the pan isn't crowded. Set aside, keeping them warm.
  • Once all the zucchini noodles are cooked, add pesto sauce and toss to coat.
  • Top with pine nuts if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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6 Comments

  1. Thank you! Both are delicious! Pesto is great on so many things… pizza, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, and so much more.

  2. This looks amazing! I’ve never tried pesto or zucchini noodles before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings,
    Edye |

  3. Looks yummy. Perfect for this time of year.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

  4. Yea for zoodles! I want to try an Asian sauce too, are you posting yours? Summer is grand, hope you and yours are well too. xoxo

  5. I just zoodled for the first time recently!! I made a asian flavored sauce, but pesto sounds perfect and I just made some yesterday! Hope you are enjoying your summer:)