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Easy Zucchini Noodles

These tasty and easy Zucchini Noodles with garlic-tomato sauce make a perfect side or even main dish! You’ll fall in love with this healthy treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 2 lbs. zucchini
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. chopped tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley


  • Spiralize the zucchini and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, until they become mushy.
  • Add garlic and the rest of the seasonings. Stir, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • At this point, add the zucchini noodles, mix everything well, and cook for about 5 more minutes, until the noodles are heated through.*
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.



*Some people prefer to cook zucchini noodles a bit longer, until they are completely cooked through. Cook the noodles until they reach the desired doneness. However, the longer you cook them, the softer and soggier they will get.


  • Don’t overcook. If you don’t like soggy noodles, it is best to cook them to “al dente” doneness, just until they are heated through.
  • Don’t peel the zucchini. Keep the skin on so that the noodles can hold shape better and not get mushy and soggy. Also, there are so many nutrients in the skin!
  • Choose the right zucchini. Make sure you use fresh and firm zucchini. When your zucchini are soft and have blemishes, they will create soggy and less-flavorful noodles. If you do have some “tired” zucchini, I suggest cooking a stew, soup, or sauce with them.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1343mg | Potassium: 1764mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2210IU | Vitamin C: 114.1mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 5.9mg