I know there has been a lot of buzz in the blog world about spiralizers and zoodles and I am just as obsessed as the next zoodle lover. I feel like zoodles are the spaghetti squash of 2013. I mean who doesn't love a low carb pasta alternative?? I actually bought the Veggetti ( The As Seen on TV version), mostly because I was impatient and wanted to try zoodles out immediately so I ran to my local Rite Aid. Maybe the spiralizer works better, but so far I have been happy with my $8.99 Veggetti.
I wanted to share this recipe so that I will not forget it, but I also think the recipe is hearty enough that even the vegetable hating men in your life will enjoy it.
I used a combination of squash and zucchini since DFH doesn't love zucchini and I think the two combined gave the meal great flavor. I wanted skinny noodles so I ( obviously) used the Veggetti on the thin noodle side. I only used one large squash and 1 large zucchini, however I have since learned I need to use two of each to make enough for two.
Once I had all my noodles I placed them in boiling water and cooked them for about 5 minutes ( until tender).
Meanwhile in a saucepan I combined tomato sauce ( I used the Trader Joes Tomato Basil sauce), 1 lb. cut up cooked chicken, a pinch of red pepper flakes, fresh basil, 2 cloves of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. I cooked it on medium heat until the sauce began to bubble.
Place the zoodles in a bowl and top with sauce and chicken, add some parm cheese and enjoy!
I was really happy with the way this recipe turned out. Sometimes simple is best. I think adding the chicken and using a tomato sauce with some added flavor is a great way to turn on any hater to the zoodle because it is a comforting flavor and the chicken makes the meal a little more hearty.
I am also a huge fan of simply adding olive oil, butter, parm cheese and garlic to my zoodles, however next time I think I may get crazy and try them out with some Asian flair. I would love to hear your favorite zoodle recipe!