The other day on instagram, I shared this picture of my dinner. It was delicious. I made zucchini noodles and smothered them with marinara sauce.  No I do NOT make my own marinara. If you do, you are a superstar. I buy mine at good ‘ol Costco and add a little lean ground beef.

I was just proud the kids weren’t eating cold cereal for dinner {AGAIN} to be honest.   zucchini-noodlesEver since I shared the photo, I’ve had a bunch of requests asking how to make these zucchini noodles, and you will die at how easy it is!

But, you will have to buy the right tool…. how-to-make-zucchini-noodlesThis bad boy is callled a Julienne Peeler, and it’s roughly $9.00. zyliss Julienne peeler

After washing your squash/zucchini, simply peel it with the Julieene Peeler.  Julienne-peeler

The peeler does all the work for you and creates perfect little zucchini noodles! That’s it! I was shocked at the simplicity of it! Thanks to my friend Natasha for showing me this amazing tool!  julienne-zucchini-peeler

You can either boil them or sauté them in a little bit of butter. {I prefer to sauté them in a little bit of butter and garlic salt.}

You can buy this tool on Amazon, or I bought mine at Harmon’s Grocery Store.

Mmmmmm. I love zucchini so this makes me hungry!

Happy 24th of July! In Utah it’s a holiday today!


  1. says

    In our house we call these “zoodles” and they’re a great pasta substitute. Our favorite prep method is to bake them. Shred the zucchini/squash into strips with a mandoline or the cutter you show in your post. Put the shreds in a bowl and add some garlic and parmesan (I use about 4 cloves crushed and at least a cup of parmesan, sometimes more, for 3 shredded squash). Butter a casserole dish and add some bread crumbs or almond meal to coat the dish. Dump the zoodle mix in and top with more crumbs/meal and parmesan. Bake at 400 degrees for half an hour or until the top is nice and golden. Yummy!! Even my daughter, who won’t eat squash normally, scarfs this down.

  2. says

    LOVE this Brooke! Zucchini has always been my favorite veggie, so I know I would enjoy this. I’ve seen vegetable pastas like this, but I’ve never attempted it because I thought I needed some special equipment and lots of time…Wrong!
    Thanks for teaching me :)!


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