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Tasty & Simple Zucchini Spaghetti

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OK, I’ll admit, the name is a bit misleading, but I call this method of preparation zucchini spaghetti because the zucchini LOOKS like spaghetti, and I used to call them zucchini noodles to get my kids to eat them (when they were young). And, with 2 net carbs (all vegetable carbs) per serving, you can make this dish a part of your regular keto cooking.

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You can use a spiralizer for this, but if I buy one more kitchen gadget, I think my little kitchen will burst. So, I use a julienne peeler.

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So much smaller, this handy device makes quick work of making long thin strands from veggies. I’ve used it on all sorts of squash, carrots, beets, apples, and more. And, at a fraction of the cost, it’s a win-win in my book.

Keep peeling until you start bumping into seeds. Then, turn the zucchini a bit, and keep going. I don’t like to use the seeded part – I find it makes the dish far too watery. Compost the seeded inner core.

Once you’ve got a bowlful of zucchini noodles, toss them in a hot pan with a bit of butter, one of my flavored butter bombs from my eBook giveaway A few minutes is all it takes – don’t overcook the strands or they get mushy and yucky. They’ll turn a little opaque and the green parts will brighten up considerably when they’re done. A bit of salt, pepper, or your favorite seasoning, and you’re all done!

Serve these zucchini noodles as a side dish with my tasty Greek Meatballs, or go full-out pasta mode with a serving of the Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce. Give this easy to prepare recipe a try today, and if you jazz it up or want to make this soon, drop a comment below!

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Zucchini Spaghetti

Named for their resemblance to spaghetti, this keto dish is 100% veggie, with no pasta. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, keto, vegetables, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 88kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 4 each zucchini medium size
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • salt and pepper


  • You don’t get much easier than this! Wash and trim one 6-8 inch zucchini per person. Use a julienne peeler to make long, thin strands, stopping when you get to the inner seeds.
  • Put the strands into a skillet over medium heat with some butter, and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes. Season, and dig in!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 103mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbohydrates: 2g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

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