These 6 quick and easy zoodles recipes are ready in 15-20 minutes and easy enough to make after a long day of work.
If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably noticed hubby and I have been eating zoodles like crazy this summer. Hubby loves them and requests them often and I’ve taken on the challenge of coming up with a variety of ways to eat them so we don’t get bored.
This isn’t your typical food blogger post where you will see a well-tested, perfectly styled recipe.
This is real life.
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All six of these dishes are things we’ve eaten for dinner in the past two weeks. I spent about 10 seconds snapping a photo with my iphone in between trying to get food on the table for hubby, feeding a screaming baby and washing dishes.
There are no exact quantities, no measuring cups, no recipe testing.
Just simple, basic meal ideas that we enjoyed and I thought you guys might as well. (Especially since you go crazy over these posts on Instagram!)
Paleo Shrimp Scampi. Ok so I lied. This one actually does have a recipe. I shared this Paleo Shrimp Scampi on the blog a few weeks ago and it’s been a big hit. I make it often for us because it only takes about 10 minutes and it’s just a few ingredients. I never measure…just heat some butter in a pan, toss in some garlic, onion, peppers and shrimp. Sprinkle with basil and oregano and add some zoodles for the last few minutes to heat through.
Pesto Zoodles with Corn. This was a simple side dish I whipped up one night while hubby was grilling chicken. I lightly sauteed some corn, peppers and onions and then mixed in some pesto, paprika and zoodles and served it alongside some grilled chicken with bbq sauce.
Sweet and Spicy Zoodles. Add whatever veggies you have on hand to the pan. Throw in some leftover grilled chicken, pork, tofu, whatever protein you want. Add zoodles, some sweet Thai chili sauce and some sriracha and heat through.
Shrimp & Bacon Zoodles with Fresh Mozz. Saute some garlic, bacon, onion and your fav veggies over high heat. Add shrimp. Toss in some zoodles and some chopped fresh mozzarella at the end.
Spaghetti Zoodles with Chicken Sausage. A twist on classic spaghetti. Garlic, onion, a bag of frozen veggies, some baby bok choy and a bell pepper sauteed with some chicken sausage. Topped off with zoodles, tomato sauce and mini mozzarella balls.
Taco Zoodles. Peppers, onions, black beans, corn and ground turkey sauteed with cumin, cayenne and paprika. Add zoodles and heat through. Top with cheese, salsa and guacamole!
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What’s your favorite way to eat zoodles?!
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Awesome! We love zoodles at our house too. When you food prep do you go ahead and zoodle your zucchini? I am wondering if I can keep them in the fridge for a few days in that form.
Becki @ Fighting for Wellness says
I’m curious about this too!!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
YUM! I LOVE noodles but definitely don’t make them enough and have actually been craving them all week. I have some shrimp in the freezer so I think I know what I’ll be making… 🙂
Noelle @ Noelle's Notebook says
Perfect time for me to read this! My mother just gave us two of the biggest zucchinis I have ever seen! These are definitely the kind of dinners we make in our house…onion and garlic go in everything and then whatever other veggies we have on hand! Thanks for sharing!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Yum! I love zoodles!!
I love “real life” posts! 🙂
we LOVE zoodles, nice to see some different recipes, thanks!
I recently jumped on the doodle train, and we love them! These are great recipes to add to my noodle obsession!
Courtney Bentley says
OMG this is amazing, I just ordered one of these zucchini spiralizers and am so excited to use it! xo C
Angela @ happy fit mama says
I’m on a Zoodles kick still. We’ve got oodles of zucchini so I’m always trying fresh ways to spiralize it all!
first day of school here (!)
and we neeeeeed these for the week(s) ahead.
Alysia at Slim Sanity says
We’ve been ALL about the zoodles lately too!! I like them best with pesto or just fresh lemon juice.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I simply adore meals that require no measuring cups! Theses are some fantastic recipes – especially now that schools back in session!
rachel @ Athletic Avocado says
I love making zucchini noodles and I will def be trying these! Pinned 🙂
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
So many great zoodles recipes, Lindsay – Pinned!
I <3 zoodles!! Thanks for sharing this Lindsay!