Zoodles with Vodka Sauce

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Have you heard of zoodles?   They are zucchini noodles.   No that doesn’t mean I put zucchini into a dough and then make noodles, they are actually just zucchini spiraled into noodles.  There’s a tool called a spiralizer that allows you to spiral any veggie!   It’s great for making pasta, fries, or adding to salads.

Zoodles with fresh, homemade vodka sauce is a recipe that is not only delicious but gluten free!

My cousin’s husband had me in the grab bag exchange this past Christmas and he bought me a spiralizer.   Pretty good gift since I’ve been wanting one but hadn’t told anyone.    I finally got to use it last week and it’s pretty cool.   You don’t even have to peel the vegetables, simply wash them, place in the machine, and in 1-2 minutes have piles of veggie noodles!

Spiralized zucchini makes zoodles which are a great pasta substitute.

I was skeptical as to how these “zoodles” would taste.  I mean, it was still a zucchini.   I found some recipes telling me to pan fry them for 2-3 minutes with garlic then toss them in a sauce so that’s what I did.   I added a touch of oil to the pan and added the zoodles.  I sprinkled them with salt and pepper and added garlic.

Fresh Zucchini Noodles are a great way to eat gluten free

I sauteed them just long enough to soften them then I added vodka sauce.   I tasted them and…they were awesome!    I couldn’t taste zucchini at all.   It seemed as though I was eating pasta with vodka sauce though the texture of the zoodles is slightly different.   I love that this is a great substitute for pasta that is both low calorie and gluten free.   I can’t wait to try them again with a different sauce!

Zoodles with fresh, homemade vodka sauce is a recipe that is not only delicious but gluten free!

Zoodles with Vodka Sauce

Yield: serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Zucchini noodles or "Zoodles" made with garlic and vodka sauce for a low calorie and gluten free meal!


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 c. vodka sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Cut the ends off the zucchini and then cut in half.
  2. Using a spiralizer, cut the zucchini into noodles.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the zoodles and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Saute the zoodles for 2 minutes, turning frequently. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and toss with the vodka sauce.
  6. Divide into two bowl, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!


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