Made in one pan in only 10 minutes and loaded with Parmesan and sweet cherry tomatoes, these zucchini “noodles” are a simple and healthy vegetarian meal you’ll want to make again and again!
Friends, I am seriously LATE to this whole make-legit-noodles-from-
I actually got my spiralizer a whopping 6 months ago and I could probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve used it. Ummm, get with the program, Sarah!
I’m setting out to change that ludicrous business right here and right now. Those 10 million zucchinis, summer squash and sweet peppers currently occupying an entire counter of my kitchen are just not gonna spiralize themselves.
And uh, I need an arm workout anyway. No kidding, guys, turning the handle of a spiralizer WORKS those arms!
I’m going to have killer arm muscles by the end of August, I just know it.
Putting all that bicep/tricep nonsense aside, we really should discuss today’s noodle perfection. Um, where to start except the simple fact that I am OBSESSED!
I mean this. → → → You just cannot help but ♥ ♥ ♥.
First off, let’s discuss the fact that you ARE going to need a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles. Simply shredding the zucchini won’t give you the same “noodle-like” shape that the world is obsessing over. I got mine from Sur la Table for only $25 and I’d totally recommend taking the plunge and getting one!—they’re so worth it, because you can seriously cut SO many veggies easily in half the time!
P.S. Nobody paid me to say that stuff. I’m just in love with the veg noodles over here. Peaaaace!
Once you have your noodles cut, let’s all just take a moment and gaze at this veggie perfection.
Sidenote obsession: Aren’t those cherry tomatoes the CUTEST?! I literally have 1.5 million of them reproducing at lightening-speed. I can’t
eat them fast enough.
Now all you have to do is throw those gorgeous green noodles and a handful of cherry tomatoes in a skillet with some olive oil + garlicky goodness…..
It’s not going to take any time at all for the noodles to cook. We want them softened, but still slightly tender—I usually cook mine no longer than 5 minutes. Any longer and the noodles will soften too much and will turn mushy. No good.
Now the Parmesan. Dump it on and dump it on goooooood.
Then feast your tastebuds upon a plateful of THE healthiest “pasta” you’ll ever meet.
The end. I’m off to make another pan of these noodles. ♥
Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes
Made in one pan in only 10 minutes and loaded with Parmesan and sweet cherry tomatoes, these zucchini "noodles" are a simple and healthy vegetarian meal you'll want to make again and again!
Servings 2 servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 medium zucchinis spiralized using a spiralizer.
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmery. Add zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, and garlic to skillet. Stir noodles and tomatoes around occasionally until veggies just begin to soften, about 5 minutes (do not overcook otherwise the noodles will turn mushy)
- Remove from heat and season noodles with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over top. Enjoy immediately!
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More zucchini? ‘Tis the seasoooooon!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
So fresh and colorful! What a great healthy dinner!
Thanks Kelly! Definitely a veggie-lover’s dream dinner!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
You had me at 10 minutes, Sarah! This dish sounds delicious, not to mention that it’s so gorgeous, too! I’ve always wanted to try out a spiralizer, so I definitely need to get on that. Love the parmesan in here!
Yes, you so need to get a spiralizer, Gayle! It will change your life, I promise!!
Laura @Petite Allergy Treats says
Zucchini noodles are always going to be a thing and this looks incredible! So healthy too.
They never go outta style right?? Thanks Laura!! xoxo 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
These are the most gorgeous zoodles, Sarah! I love veggie noodles and usually just use my veggie peeler but I finally got a spiralizer last month and you are right – they are so much better and cuter 🙂 The parmesan and cherry tomatoes look perfect in here – so fresh and delicious!
Yay, we’re total spiralizer buddies now! Love it. 🙂 Thanks Kelly!
I am also late jumping on the zucchini noodle bandwagon! I am in serious need of a spiralizer because this looks fabulous. So fresh and healthy!
You definitely will not regret getting one, Chelsea!!
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
So your not the only one Sarah. I bought my spiralizer a few years ago and I’ve only used it maybe once or twice. Oops. This dish looks wonderful and I can not wait to try it. It’s going on the menu this week for sure! Pinned!
Glad I reminded you, Cyndi!! Haha! Kidding of course, but yes! You so need to give these a go, girl!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
I love meals that are as colorful as this! These zucchini noodles are calling my name!
Colorful food is totally the tastiest, right?! 😉 Thanks Jen!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
so healthy and delicious! I am yet to try zucchini noodles but they sound fantastic!
Thanks Manali! You need to try zoodles, asap!
I really need to get on board with the zucchini noodles these look fantastic! I think I need to buy a spiralizer very very soon!
Thanks Danielle! You should so get a spiralizer—they’re life-changing. 😉
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
Absolutely delicious and so healthy.. and made in just 10 minutes.. WOW!!
Unreal, right?? *wink* Thanks Arpita!!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Oh wow, this looks good! I love spiralizing zucchini! And this look so simple, fresh and delicious! Yum!
Thanks, girl! I’m totally hooked on the zoodles now! 😉
Just made this for lunch! It was delicious! Thanks for the post! This is definitely my go-to recipe when my zucchini craving kicks in (which is all the time!)
Thanks for letting me know, Diane! I’m so happy you enjoyed these zucchini noodles. 🙂