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25 Healthy Zoodle (Zucchini Noodle) Recipes

These healthy zoodle recipes are perfect for people trying to watch their carbs and calories with dishes like Cajun chicken zoodles, zucchini pesto noodles and Thai peanut chicken zoodles.

There are so many different ways to use zucchini noodles, they’re great in soups, salads, stir fries and as a replacement for pasta in Italian dishes. Grab your spiralizer and get cooking!

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Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are a great way to get your pasta fix without all the carbs. The easiest way to make zucchini noodles is with a spiralizer; my spiralizer comes with different blades to make zoodles that are thin, medium and thick. Zoodles are best when raw or just barely cooked; if you cook them too long they might get mushy.

If you don’t have a spiralizer and don’t care to purchase one, you can use a vegetable peeler to shave long strands off whole zucchini to make your own “noodles”.

I’ve collected an assortment of quick and easy zucchini noodle recipes – there’s everything from shrimp dishes to meal prep ideas and more! So many zoodle recipes to try, so little time! What’s your favorite way to eat zucchini noodles?

25 Healthy Zoodle Recipes

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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

Zucchini noodles tossed together in a creamy avocado pesto for a delicious healthy weeknight dinner that is gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan and can be easily made in under 20 minutes!

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Cajun Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Cajun chicken zucchini noodles are a low-carb and Whole30 recipe with bell peppers, zoodles, and cajun chicken mixed with a dairy-free cashew alfredo sauce.

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Low-Carb Chicken Zoodle Lo Mein

Chicken zoodle lo mein is a delicious takeout copycat lo mein with healthier zucchini noodles.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Cilantro lime shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles is shrimp in a tasty butter, garlic and lime sauce with plenty of fresh cilantro served on zucchini noodles!

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Sweet and Spicy Crispy Tofu with Zucchini Noodles

This simple zucchini noodles recipe is like a vegan version of orange chicken served over zoodles!

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Thai-Style Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Honey Chicken.

These zoodles have amazing Thai flavor that is made even better with spicy honey chicken.

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Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

This easy and nourishing skillet meal with turkey meatballs and zucchini is fabulous and hearty keto friendly dish.

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Mexican Zucchini

This easy Mexican zucchini is made in one skillet and is sure to be a family favorite. You will love your favorite taco ingredients mixed with light zucchini noodles.

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Chicken Zoodle Soup

This cozy, protein-packed chicken zoodle soup is a keto zoodle recipe you don’t want to miss! A healthy twist on a classic favorite, this soup is a winner!

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One Pot Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

One pot kung pao chicken zoodles makes the perfect easy low carb weeknight meal! Have a dish that’s better than takeout in only 20 minutes.

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How do you make zucchini noodles?

The quickest and easiest way to make zucchini noodles is with a spiralizer appliance. You can also use a mandoline slicer or a vegetable peeler to make zoodles.

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Italian Pesto Zoodle Salad

A refreshing summer option, this Italian pesto zoodle salad is low in carbs, but full of great flavors. It’s super easy to pull together, with a 3 ingredient pesto vinaigrette.

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Sesame Ginger Beef Zucchini Noodles

These sesame ginger beef zucchini noodles are a delicious lower carb lunch option, made with ground beef, zucchini and a simple savory sauce.

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Shrimp Teriyaki Zucchini Noodles Meal-Prep

Zucchini noodles topped with teriyaki shrimp and broccoli. This flavorful low-carb dish meal prep comes together in under 30 minutes and makes a healthy weekday lunch at just 215 calories per meal!

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Spicy Tofu Noodle Meal Prep Bowls

These spicy tofu noodle meal prep bowls are made with a tangy sweet and savory sauce, whole-wheat spaghetti, zucchini noodles and tofu!

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Stir Fry Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Delicious, low-carb, healthy stir fry made with spiralized zucchini and onions tossed with teriyaki sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

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Thai Peanut Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Bowls

Thai peanut chicken and zucchini noodle bowls are easy to make, healthy and incredibly tasty!

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Asian Zucchini Noodle Bowl

This balsamic glazed Asian zucchini noodles dish is an easy to prepare whole30 and paleo meal that makes a great dinner for the whole family!

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Zoodles with Meatballs

Zoodles with meatballs is the perfect low carb / keto-friendly gluten free “pasta” dinner. It’s made with a homemade or jarred marinara sauce and spiralized zucchini.

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Chili Lime Shrimp and Scallops with Zucchini Noodles

This fantastic dish features delicious shrimp and scallops over zucchini noodles with sweet corn in an light avocado crema.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Salad

You won’t be able to stop eating this Mediterranean zucchini noodle salad! It’s loaded with tons of fresh, healthy Mediterranean goodness.

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How long does it take to cook zucchini noodles?

Zucchini noodles cook very quickly, they’re typically ready in 1-3 minutes. Be sure not to overcook your zoodles or they may get mushy and fall apart.

What vegetables can be made into noodles for zoodle recipes?

Not a zucchini fan? You can also use carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers or butternut squash to make veggie based noodles.

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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Fried Eggs

These zucchini noodles with pesto are topped with fried eggs. It’s an easy, meatless and whole30/paleo-friendly weeknight dinner!

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Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Pesto

Raw spiralized zucchini noodles with tomatoes and pesto is an easy, end-of-summer vegetarian dish made with raw, garden vegetables and homemade pesto.

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Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Fresh zucchini noodles tossed with basil pesto and cherry tomatoes make a light, healthy meal. Make this recipe for lunch or dinner, or serve it as a side!

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Garlic Zucchini Pasta

This 20 minute zucchini noodles pasta recipe has garlic, tomatoes, basil and parmesan cheese. It is a low-carb treat!

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Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai Recipe

This recipe for keto low carb zucchini noodles is quick and a great way to enjoy the flavor of pad thai.

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For a healthier and hearty meal, try zucchini noodles in place of ordinary noodles. These recipes are packed with flavor and give you great reasons to have fun with a spiralizer!

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