Zucchini noodles with tomatoes, mushrooms and Parmesan sauce

Zucchini noodles with tomatoes, mushrooms and Parmesan sauce

Zucchini noodles or zoodles are not only a fantastic gluten-free and low-carb alternative to pasta but a brilliant base for any tasty dish. This healthy and colorful combination of zucchini, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese is as rich and flavorful as a creamy pasta. Zoodle-doodle-doo!

Zucchini noodles with tomatoes, mushrooms and Parmesan sauce

Zucchini noodles or zoodles are not only a fantastic gluten-free and low-carb alternative to pasta but a brilliant base for any tasty dish. This healthy and colorful combination of zucchini, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese is as rich and flavorful as a creamy pasta. Zoodle-doodle-doo!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3 3 zucchini
  • 4 4 tomatotomatoes
  • 8 oz. 225 g button mushrooms
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Sauce
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 125 ml grated parmesan cheese, plus a handful of shaved pieces for serving
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Using a julienne peeler, slice the zucchini lengthwise into ribbons. Put the ribbons in a bowl and sprinkle with olive oil. Set aside to marinate and soften.
  2. Seed and chop the tomatoes finely. Chop the mushrooms.
  3. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir together the cream and grated cheese in a saucepan. Bring just to a simmer over medium heat and cook a few minutes until you obtain a thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Reserve some tomatoes and mushrooms for garnish.
  6. Gently fold the vegetables into the cheese sauce, and garnish with the reserved tomatoes and mushrooms.
  7. Finish with the Parmesan cheese shavings.

About the recipe

This recipe is part of a collaboration with Pascale Naessens and comes from her book "Pure & Simple"

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14 comments

  1. Anneleen
    Why does this recipe contain such a huge amount of carbs? I don't understand
    Reply: #4
  2. Saeed
    I am very pleased with your site presentations. But, I have one difficulty of understanding things in reading. I only suggest if videos made it would help a lot of members.
    Thank you.

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  3. Gwen
    Why is this on your diet doc site......for those who are at ideal weight? Not for weight loss...I’m confused
  4. Susan

    Why does this recipe contain such a huge amount of carbs? I don't understand

    If you look in the Nutrition info for this recipe you can see it is described as "Liberal low carb". It has 24g carbs per serving. I would guess that some people using the site want to eat more carbs than is usually given for a strict ketogenic diet, and this recipe might appeal to them. Also, I've no doubt that some people using the site are vegetarian and might be delighted to find a recipe which contains lots of vegetables.

  5. Karen
    You should simply add chicken or shrimp and use half of the Zoodles!
  6. BobM
    I used to use Zoodles made with Zucchini, but these gave me some bad intestinal distress. So, now when I want something that reminds me of "pasta", I just take ground meat and add it to low carb pasta sauce, (or the sauce presented here would be good too). I completely get rid of any "noodle".
  7. Sarah
    Thumbs up. This is my kind of food.
  8. Carolyn
    Would you make your recipes "printer friendly" by reducing the font? The recipes print on 2 pages. I think most could print onto one page.
  9. Katie Egervari
    Carolyn: You can press the printer icon and it shows up as 1 page for me

    Gwen: The idea of not being in ketosis, eating a healthy paleo meal and unable to lose weight is ridiculous. People lose weight on Paleo at 50-70g of carbs all of the time. You do not need to be in ketosis to lose weight.

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  11. years-of-LCHF
    Why no weights?

    Zucchinis and tomatoes vary in size - tremendously. How many grams Zoodles? How many grams Parmesan - my Parmesan - grated by me - comes out very fluffy. How do I know if 125 ml (precisely 1/2 a cap) is enough?

    Is this a cold dish? Are the Zoodles supposed to cook a bit in the simmering sauce?

    Simple may be fine, but these instructions carry it a bit too far.

  12. Donna
    Absolutely delicious! Another favourite!
    Thank you for another great recipe!
  13. Katie Egervari
    To make it a touch tastier, add mashed garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder along with 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri chili powder to give it a suttle kick and more flavour. I had it both ways and I think this was better.
  14. Katie Egervari
    years-of-LCHF: I don't think it really matters. I put in 2 zuchinni and 3 campari tomatoes and it's fine. I say just put in to taste. This isn't exactly a recipe you can screw up. More a heartier soup/pasta, add more stuff? Want more liquid and less stuff? Then add less :/
  15. Miriela
    Hi there: What can be substituted for Mushroom. I am allergic and like some recipes, but I can't do the ones with mushroom unless I substitute with something else.

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