Skinny Garlic Parmesan Zoodles


Don’t let the ease of this recipe fool you, it’s sooo dreamy good. I love this so much, I make it several times a week. Not only does this decadent tasting recipe make a wonderful side dish to chicken, beef, pork or fish. It also works wonders as a substitute for pasta topped with any pasta sauce. Each serving has 135 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 3 Green.

Have you tried making zoodles, yet? They’re noodles made from zucchini instead of using pasta. They are amazingly easy to make once you buy an inexpensive zoodle maker. Check out my shopping tips below for where to buy one.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes


Ingredients

2 large zucchini (12 ounces total to make 4 cups zoodles)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated (no cheese for Paleo diet)


Instructions

1. Prepare the zoodles. See prep and shopping tips, below. Place zoodles in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in microwave for about 2 minutes, until soft.

2. In a large, nonstick pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in softened zoodles. Toss to combine and heat about 30 seconds or so until hot and coated. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese and mix well.

3. Divide zoodles among 2 small plates or bowls and spread out a bit. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

Makes 2 servings


Prep Tips
The best and easiest way to make zoodles is with the Veggeti Spriral Vegetable Slicer. See shopping tips. If you don’t want to buy one, you can use a julienne peeler, vegetable peeler or mandolin. Using a vegetable peeler will make your noodles much wider but will still taste good.

zoodles

Shopping Tips
Although there are many zoodle makers on the market, the easiest one to use and most inexpensive one is called Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer, Makes Veggie Pasta. It costs about $10. Click on the link to buy it on Amazon.com

This is my new favorite zoodle maker. Also very easy to use.
Veggetti Pro Table-Top Spiralizer, Quickly Spiral Slice Vegetables into Healthy Veggie Pasta

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
3-Green
WW Points Plus 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
135 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 2mg chol, 4g prot, 16g carbs, 5g fiber, 58mg sod, 6g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
77 calories, 1g sat. fat, 0g sugar,  1g protein

Comments

  1. what is the ww point value for purple? and is there a reason for not publshing the purke plan???

  2. I’m so sorry Kathleen, but at this point, I’m only including Blue and Green points. For all of these years, I’ve used a different program than WW to input all of my recipes to do the nutrition facts and points

    I have hundreds of recipes and don’t have the time to input them into WW to make the calculations for the purple plan. Maybe in the future.

    My best,
    Nancy

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