Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Zoodles

A few months ago my mom gave me a vegetable spiralizer.  I kind of forgot I had it and then one day I was trying to figure out what to do with all the squash I had, and decided I would try making zoodles (zucchini noodles).  It turns out the spiralizer is super easy and quick to use.  I made the zoodles and then went to work cooking a red sauce.
The zoodles cooked rapidly - it only took about 3 minutes to sauté them.  Much faster than pasta! 

Everyone in the family really liked the zoodles except for Reid.  He complained a bit, but maybe if I make them more often, they will grow on him.  What an easy way to use up excess squash!

26 comments:

Tom said...

Excess squash is what summer is all about!

Out on the prairie said...

Never have seen one, but by the pile of squash on the table need one.I am however a bit fussy about good pasta and how well its cooked. Maybe Reid is also.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Those might be good to add to stir fry near the end since they cook so quickly.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That looks good! Did you just sauté them to tenderness, or did they have same consistency as pasta?

Sally said...

Such a wonderful gift from your mom, Lisa! Yes, I believe also that Reid will grow "into them". :)

xoxo

Busy Bee Suz said...

It looks delicious AND pretty too!

Crystal Collier said...

ZOODLES! Okay, I totally have to do that. I'm forever looking for new ideas for my gluten free son, and talk about making vegetables fun!

Karen S. said...

Wow, a great gift from mom! Delicious!

Angie said...

what a fantastic idea - and it looks so delicious!

PioneerPreppy said...

Poor Reid. You sound like my wife. If they don't like it I will just make more of it....mahahahahahaha

evil.

Betsy Adams said...

Zoodles, huh? Love that name --and your dinner looked delicious.... I've never seen that gadget before---but it looks neat.... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks divine, AND fun!!

Robert Bennett said...

Looks tasty, but I've personally never liked Zucchini. The worst part was, it was easily my parents' favorite squash. XD

Andrea Bates said...

I love Zoodles. But I kinda hate my spiralizer. I've yet to decide but I want them to make an automated one. ;)

Endah Murniyati said...

Yummy!

Karen Ann said...

We love zoodles! Hadn't thought to call them that! I need that tool though! Till now my zoodles have not looked like yours.

Have made three batches of sauce for meals and freezer from our tomatoes.. great year for tomatoes, you too?

Monkeywrangler said...

I have a zoodle maker. It works well. Surprisingly, they don't taste bad. I will try sauteeing them next time. Previously, I nuked them in the microwave.

Summer said...

This looks really nice ♥

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Mildred said...

What a neat gadget and a great way to use up what you have!

Weekend-Windup said...

The shape of each piece has come out good. taste of the food also belongs to the texture.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Yummy is right. Hug B

alissa apel said...

I have one of those things. I use it some times. I forget about it a lot as well.

Terra Heck said...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to give it a try. We have some squash at my house that I wasn't sure what to do with.

Linda said...

Great idea! I think I'll put a spiralizer on my wish list.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've been wanting one of those, glad you like yours.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would love it!
love
tweedles