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We all crave pasta from time, but it isn't always the best choice when you're following a diabetic diet. Luckily, there are some veggies, like zucchini, that make healthy and yummy substitutions. We think you'll love our recipe for Zoodles, which is low-fat, low-carb, and very tasty!

What You'll Need

  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Using a potato peeler, cut zucchini into thin, noodle-like strips.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt margarine. Add garlic, zucchini, salt, and pepper and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese just before serving.


This is a delicious side dish but by adding chicken or shrimp, you've got a great main dish!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 3

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 51
  • Calories from Fat 14
  • Total Fat 1.6g 2 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g 4 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 3.8g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 2.9mg 1 %
  • Sodium 164mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.0g 2 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8 %
  • Sugars 5.0g 0 %

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How can I cut this down to two servings?

Hi there! To make for two people, just cut the recipe in half.

This is excellent. I paired it with shrimp. I would give it five stars, except I can't believe the recipe calls for margarine. Margarines generally include some trans-fats even when they claim it is trans-fat free. Hydrogenated oil will be in the ingredient list. I used butter, of course


Do I need to peel the zucchini first before making stripes???

Hi there! You do not have to peel zucchini before making strips. Enjoy!

I am a diabetic and my husband is a heart patient and we have found this recipe to be the best yet. The Zucchini noodles are just the best substitute for regular noodles and so much better for us. Thanks so much. We also use spagetti squash and it is good also, just not as good as the zucchini. Thanks and have a blessed day!

I'm intrigued by this! I've never made veggie pasta before, but I'd be up for giving this a try.


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