Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cheesy Zucchini "Noodles"

We love zucchini.  Love.  So, while looking at the stockpile of zucchini in the fridge, I came up with a yummy idea.  I've peeled zucchini "ribbons" to mix with fettucini in an alfredo dish before (delish!), but what if zucchini were the only "noodles"?  ....and this tasty side dish was born.  Now, my mister doesn't want to eat zucchini any other way and we all want the last bite - enough said.
Low carb readers - this has the potential to be your best friend.  Such a simple idea ... and the zucchini ribbons turn out well-seasoned, tender, and cheesy.
These will definitely have their frequent spot on the dinner rotation - super healthy, but feels like an indulgence... my favorite way to eat.
Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Cheesy Zucchini "Noodles"
-Little Mommy

Printable recipe

Serves 4-6

4 medium zucchini, skin peeled off and discarded
olive oil spray
1-2 tsp. of all-purpose seasoning mix
2 cloves of garlic pressed, or finely minced
1/2 c. of your favorite cheese (we use cheddar and parmesan)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
1.  Use a vegetable peeler to peel the zucchini into long, thin ribbons. 
2.  Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment and spray it with olive oil spray.
3.  Spread the ribbons out on the baking sheet.
4.  Spray with olive oil spray again (I used organic olive oil cooking spray) and sprinkle the all-purpose seasoning and garlic over the ribbons.  
5.  Sprinkle the cheese on top of the ribbons.
6.  Bake for 10 minutes, then broil on low for two minutes.
It will probably look like this, but don't get scared ... if you sprayed the bottom with olive oil, then a spatula will get these yummy "noodles" right off of the baking sheet!

Thanks for reading, loves xo


Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Wow, this is ingenious! It really does look rich, but it's zucchini!! Love it!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

This sounds delicious. I have zucchini in my garden, I will have to try this one.
Kim, I wanted to let you know that I am going to feature your chicken Parmesan sandwiches (from the July cooking challenge) on my blog. I will have it posted Monday or Tuesday of this week. These sandwiches were delicious!! I hope you will check it out.

Ali @ said...

What a great idea. Just in time too as my zucchini plant is going crazy :) I wanted to take a moment to invite you to Recipe Sharing Monday over at my blog. I hope you have a great week!

Sonya Schroeder said...

Wow this looks really yummy and most of all I might be able to sneak this one pass my kids!! Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday!!

Chaya said...

The cheese and seasoning must have given the zucchini noodles, real delicious flavor. Thanks for sharing this at my Meatless Mondays.