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Guilt-Free Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Pasta Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michael Scott

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 medium zucchini (about 2 lb)
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp minced garlic (3 to 4 cloves)
tsp crushed red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like the pasta
2 medium tomatoes, chopped, see note (about 12 oz)
cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cold water
Salt, to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Trim and spiralize the zucchini (see notes below for how to do this without a spiralizer). Cut extra long noodles so that they are about the length of spaghetti.

Add olive oil, garlic, and the red pepper flakes to a large, deep skillet. Turn to medium heat. When the oil begins to bubble around the garlic, add the zucchini noodles. Toss the noodles with pasta tongs and cook until al dente they should be wilted, but still have a crunch; 5 to 7 minutes. Do not let the noodles cook any longer or else they will become mushy. As they cook, keep tossing so that all the zucchini noodles have a chance to hit the bottom of the skillet.

Stir in the tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Cook for one minute.

Use pasta tongs to transfer the noodles, tomatoes, and basil to a serving dish. Leave the liquid in the skillet.

TO FINISH
Bring the liquid to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl then whisk into the simmering liquid. Cook, while whisking, until the liquid thickens to a sauce; about 1 minute. Taste the sauce and season with salt.

Pour the sauce over the zucchini, tomatoes, and basil. Finish with more Parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Very low carb!

 

 

 

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