15 Zucchini Noodle Recipes That Will Make You Want To Eat Zoodles Every Day

About a year ago, I saw a magical pin on Pinterest that promised a spaghetti meal with zero carbs and lots of health benefits. Being an Italian girl who can't resist a bowl of pasta, I obviously clicked through, eager to read about how I could eat pasta with no guilt. And then I realized it was a recipe for zucchini noodles (a.k.a. zoodles), and I was totally skeptical and, if I'm being honest, initially pretty disappointed.

I know that zucchini noodles might not sound like the best things in the world — and it is definitely laughable to consider them a proper match for pasta. (But really, is anything a proper match for pasta?) But once I put my skepticism aside, invested in a vegetable spiralizer, and tried zucchini noodles for myself, I was shocked and happy to find that I loved them. Guys, zoodles are delicious! They are really, truly awesome.

I've been on a big zoodle kick lately, and I wanted to share it with as many people as possible. Zucchini noodles are easier to make than they look, and they also provide you with tons of different options — there's so much you can do with them. Need ideas to start? These 15 recipes will make you want to eat zoodles every day, and erase any doubt in your mind that vegetable pasta is good.

Image: Making Thyme For Health

Zoodles with Thick and Chunky Tomato Sauce

One super easy way to eat your zucchini noodles is to just add tomato sauce — it’s almost like pasta! This sauce includes sun-dried tomatoes to make it even yummier.

Recipe and photo: Oh She Glows

Zucchini Ribbon, Quinoa, and Pesto Salad

Another way to eat zucchini noodles is to slice it into ribbons instead of using a spiralizer — which is a great option if you don’t have a spiralizer. This is a super easy recipe, and it’s also really easy to make your own: add more veggies, sub rice for quinoa, whatever you want.

Recipe and photo: Naturally Ella

Mint and Mango Marinated Zucchini Noodles

This recipe sounds so unbelievably perfect for summer. I would tell you to wait until then, but actually don’t — make this and pretend it’s summer. It will be good practice for when it’s actually summer… and you’ll be eating something great.

Recipe and photo: Green Kitchen Stories

Red Rainbow Raw Pad Thai

Want your pad thai to be healthier? Instead of noodles, make your own out of zucchini, carrots, peppers, and cabbage. If you thought a raw diet was boring, this recipe will change your mind.

Recipe and photo: Oh She Glows

Pesto Squash Noodles and Spaghetti with Cherry Burst Tomatoes

When you just REALLY want some pasta (we’ve all been there), try mixing real noodles with zucchini noodles. This recipe is simple yet delicious.

Recipe and photo: Cookie and Kate

Zucchini Coconut Noodles

If you’re into coconut, this vegan dish is a perfect option. The coconut sauce is sweet, and mixes perfectly with the spices and vegetables in the rest of the dish. This is definitely one that will impress everyone.

Recipe and photo: Love and Lemons

Raw Noodles and Veggies with Raw Asian Pesto Sauce

Attention anyone interested in a raw diet: this is a recipe you should try. With asparagus, peppers, mushrooms, walnuts, and a delicious tahini sauce, this is anything but boring.

Recipe and photo: Urban Poser

Garlic Soba and Zucchini Noodles

Zoodles aren’t just for tomato sauce. This Asian-inspired dish looks delicious, and the author promises that it’s super fast, making it perfect for a go-to recipe. Add soba noodles to make it heartier, but if you really want to cut out all carbs, just add extra zucchini noodles.

Recipe and photo: Naturally Ella

Socca Pizza with Summer Squash and Feta

Here’s something you probably never thought of — putting zoodles on pizza. If you’re feeling adventurous, try this crust, which is made of chickpea flour and is totally gluten-free. Need some gluten in your life? Make a regular pizza crust.

Recipe and photo: Cookie and Kate

Zucchini Pasta with Chickpeas and Basil

Another super easy dish, this one uses chickpeas with marinara and fresh basil for some simple yet awesome flavors.

Recipe and photo: With Style and Grace

Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mushrooms

Want something a little more exciting than plain marinara on your zoodles? Try this sauce, which includes lentils and chia seeds to make things healthier and way more satisfying.

Recipe and photo: Making Thyme For Health

Tahini Zucchini Noodles

Sometimes you just want tahini sauce, but since it’s not appropriate to eat it with just your fingers or a spoon, you need to find the appropriate vessel. Let zoodles be that vessel. This looks delicious and easy.

Recipe and photo: Love and Lemons

Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs

Zoodles don’t only have to be a vegetarian/vegan thing! You can always add some meatballs onto your zoodles and sauce when you’re in the mood. All the fun of spaghetti and meatballs, just healthier.

Recipe and Photo: Nom Nom Paleo

Lentils and Vegetable Pasta with Sauce

Add some lentils into your zoodles dish to make things more filling and protein-packed. It’s a great vegan/vegetarian recipe, and is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Recipe and photo: Quinoa Kale & Exhale

Zucchini Noodles with Arrabiata Chickpeas

This spicy sauce instantly makes zoodles more interesting and delicious, while the chickpeas make it more filling. This is a great option for a vegetarian lunch or dinner.

Recipe and photo: Cookie and Kate