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Low-Carb Zucchini Noodle Recipes That Also Happen to Be Gluten-Free

  • Oh the Things We'll Make!

    Paleo Pho with Zucchini Noodles

    Pho is a Vietnamese soup loaded with aromatic spices and rare beef, but it's usually a total carb-bomb thanks to the noodles. Not here! With a homemade beef bone broth, caramelized vegetables, and (of course) our beloved zucchini noodles, you can enjoy a big bowl of pho totally guilt-free.

    Get the recipe: Oh the Things We'll Make!

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Zucchini Noodle Chicken Pad Thai

    Let's be honest. Your cheap Thai takeout is practically just refined noodles drenched in a sugary ketchup sauce. This version features a more authentic and balanced tamarind sauce, and it cuts carbs with a bowl of gluten-free zucchini noodles. Bonus points for the extra protein from lean chicken!

    Get the recipe: Abbey's Kitchen

  • Oh the Things We'll Make!

    Asian Fried Zucchini Noodles

    If you've been swearing off Chinese food in fear of all the fat, salt, and carbs, get ready for a totally new figure-friendly experience. Decadent little bits of fried egg, meaty shiitaki mushrooms, and a massive bowl full of zucchini noodles add up to a delicious substitute for greasy takeout.

    Get the recipe: Oh the Things We'll Make!

  • Oh the Things We'll Make!

    Paleo Linguine with Clam Sauce

    If you've been trying to cut carbs and are miserably missing decadent seafood pastas, look no farther than this bowl of creamy clam sauce and zucchini noodles. With only 6 super-quick-cooking ingredients, there's no excuse not to eat elegantly on a Tuesday night. Get out the fine china!

    Get the recipe: Oh the Things We'll Make!

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Zucchini Noodles Carbonara

    With eggs, cheese, bacon, and pasta, a typical restaurant bowl of carbonara can easily top 1,500 calories. But if you're craving that decadent sauce, make a compromise to slash calories and carbs by swapping in these low-cal zucchini noodles. Traditional? No. Delicious? Of course.

    Get the recipe: Abbey's Kitchen

  • Bowl of Delicious

    Teriyaki Salmon and Zucchini Noodles

    Give your bento box a serious low-carb upgrade with a bowl full of zucchini noodles. This heart-healthy fillet of salmon is glazed in a salty sweet umami-rich teriyaki sauce that will make even the biggest veggie-phobe dig right in.

    Get the recipe: Bowl of Delicious

  • The Organic Kitchen

    Vegetable Fettuccine with Zoodles and Avocado

    Need an introduction to zucchini noodles? Go halfsies by cutting back on your regular pasta portion and bulking things up with spiralized veg! This early summer stunner features a combination of gluten-free fettuccine, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, corn, and creamy avocado!

    Get the recipe: The Organic Kitchen

  • The Organic Kitchen

    Lemon Butter Halibut with Zoodles

    We all love a good lemon butter sauce, but it's hard to justify all that fat when the carb factor is off the charts as well. This recipe makes a delicious compromise by grilling a lean white fish, tossing it all in a decadent butter sauce, and serving it on a bed of zucchini noodles. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!

    Get the recipe: The Organic Kitchen

  • Lively Table

    Spring Shrimp Zoodles with Mint Pesto

    This recipe celebrates green in all its glory with a nutty pistachio mint pesto, a mountain of fresh green peas, and a bowl filled with our go-to zucchini noodles. Top it off with a few supple shrimp, and you've got a low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free meal on the table in less than 15 minutes.

    Get the recipe: Lively Table

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    "Spaghetti" and "Bean" Balls

    They may not be your nonna's traditional spaghetti and meatballs, but a little meal makeover can make a huge caloric impact. This recipe not only swaps out your traditional refined white spaghetti for gluten-free, low-carb zucchini, but it also trades those beefy meatballs for a vegetarian bean-based version. No offense to nonna, but we're pretty excited about these.

    Get the recipe: Abbey's Kitchen

  • Loveurbelly

    Angel Hair Zoodles with Truffle Oil

    Eating low carb doesn't have to mean eating lowbrow. This bowl of zucchini noodles is totally company-worthy thanks to a spritz of fresh truffle oil and a dollop of caviar. Woah, that's fancy!

    Get the recipe: Loveurbelly

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Shrimp Coconut Ginger Zucchini Noodles

    Need an exotic beach holiday? These tropical coconut ginger noodles are the next best thing. And by swapping your traditional noodles for this low-carb zucchini version, you'll be beach ready for the real thing.

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  • Raising Generation Nourished

    Chicken Zoodle Soup

    Coming down with a bug? This nourishing bowl offers all the immunity-boosting benefits of chicken soup but without the starchy refined noodles—thanks to a few handfuls of zucchini noodles. Listen to your mother and eat your soup!

    Get the recipe: Raising Generation Nourished

  • Raising Generation Nourished

    15-Minute Asian Noodles Lo Mein

    We all crave a bowl of late-night lo mein takeout, but this vegan version cuts the fat and gets dinner on the table quicker than any delivery app. Bonus points for the umami-rich soy-free sauce for people with an intolerance to soy.

    Get the recipe: Raising Generation Nourished

  • Food, Pleasure, and Health

    Pickled Zucchini Ribbons

    Zucchini noodles don't always need to be served warm. Why not "quickle" (aka quickly pickle) your ribbons into sweet and tangy snacks? This fast version requires only 45 minutes, five ingredients, and a fork for eating it straight out of the jar.

    Get the recipe: Food, Pleasure, and Health

  • Prepare and Nourish

    Lagman Lamb Uzbek Soup

    Most lagman soup recipes offer a double hit of carbs with the hearty combination of pasta and potatoes. Not here! This lightened-up version with spiralized zucchini noodles cuts that carb load in half without compromising flavor or comfort. We'd say that totally justifies a piece of crusty bread, right?

    Get the recipe: Prepare and Nourish

  • Better with Cake

    Sweet and Spicy Sesame Zucchini Noodles

    If the thought of a vegan, paleo, gluten-free lunch makes you lose your appetite, just take a look at this and reassess your perspective. Coated with a sweet chili sauce, and studded with snow peas, cabbage, and fiery chilies, this zucchini noodle bowl is anything but bland.

    Get the recipe: Better with Cake

  • HealthNut Nutrition

    Creamy Avocado Zucchini Pasta

    We tend to think that pasta requires cheese, but this recipe proves that vegans can get in on the zucchini noodle party, too! With a "creamy" no-cream sauce made of avocado, a handful of gorgeous spring veg, and a sprinkling of raw vegan Parmesan, this is one bowl of noodles both veg-heads and carnivores will love.

    Get the recipe: HealthNut Nutrition


Abbey Sharp, RD

Abbey Sharp is a Media Registered Dietitian (RD), national spokesperson, TV and radio personality, YouTuber, food writer and blogger, recipe developer, and the founder of Abbey's Kitchen Inc.  More →

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