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Zucchini Spaghetti with Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes

zucchini spaghetti recipeThis zucchini spaghetti is my new favorite dish. It helps curb my pasta cravings and it can be a side dish or stand alone as a meal. I even bought this special little tool so that I could make this dish happen.  This is one of the only recipes I created in my mind and it actually turned out how I imagined.  It helps me to overcome those intense pasta cravings I get as I continue to work towards a life of healthier food choices. The best part is that it only involves a few ingredients yet it has a ton of flavor. 1-IMG_11194-IMG_1130Ingredients:
3 zucchinis
4 ounces sun dried tomatoes in olive oil
1/4 cup of crumbled goat cheese (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste (and the good sea salt, not table salt)
yep, that’s it

4-IMG_1131Dice the sun dried tomatoes and set aside. Don’t drain the olive oil.  2-IMG_1121I used this nifty tool that I picked up from Sur La Tab, but most any mandolin will do the trick.  Use your tool and turn all your zucchini into spaghetti-like noodles. Be sure to cut the zucchini length-wise so that your noodles are long.  I didn’t peel my zucchini in advance because I like the peel, but you totally could.

Place the zucchini noodles in a microwave safe dish with a lid.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes.  You want the noodles firm but not mushy.  I like to taste test to see if the firmness is correct after 2 minutes–if not, continue to microwave in 30 second intervals. I like mine to still have a bit of firmness and crunch.

While the noodles are still hot, add the sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese crumbles.  Stir until all ingredients are combined. Now add the cayenne pepper–just a bit at a time because this stuff is super spicy (but it adds such great flavor).  Now salt and pepper to taste.

I loooove this because the goat cheese melts and becomes an almost alfredo-like cream sauce. Just divine. 5-Zucchini Spaghetti

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes
 
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Quick and easy zucchini spaghetti noodles with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes.
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Recipe type: side dish, main course
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 4 ounces sun dried tomatoes in olive oil
  • ¼ cup of crumbled goat cheese (or more to taste)
  • ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste (and the good sea salt, not table salt)
  • yep, that's it
Instructions
  1. Use your tool/mandolin and turn all your zucchini into spaghetti-like noodles. Be sure to cut the zucchini length-wise so that your noodles are long. I didn't peel my zucchini in advance because I like the peel, but you totally could.
  2. Place the zucchini noodles in a microwave safe dish with a lid. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. You want the noodles firm but not mushy. I like to taste test to see if the firmness is correct after 2 minutes--if not, continue to microwave in 30 second intervals. I like mine to still have a bit of firmness and crunch.
  3. While the noodles are still hot, add the sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese crumbles. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Now add the cayenne pepper--just a bit at a time because this stuff is super spicy (but it adds such great flavor). Now salt and pepper to taste.

zucchini spaghetti and goat cheese

Hey, it kinda looks like a heart!

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19 Comments

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    Valerie
    February 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    This looks delicious!! Where do you get the inspiration for recipes like this?

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    Shelly
    February 21, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I made pasta out of spaghetti squash and it turned out awesome. I’ll definitely have to try this. I love zucchini and have used it to make zucchini “pizza”.

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      Lissy
      February 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I second the spaghetti squash! I LOVE it and it is so healthy and I feel like I am eating pasta. Win win!

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    Katie Albury
    March 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    This looks amazing…so yummy and that groovy gadget looks fab!

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    Tahnie
    March 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’m aiming to do more gluten free stuff! Thanks for sharing my dear!

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    Edie
    March 7, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I just made this. Really good. I swapped in gruyere (don’t like goat cheese) and added some penzey’s shallot pepper instead of cayenne. Thanks!

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    May 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I made this just exactly as written and it was super duper good.

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    Becky
    July 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I made this using baked spaghetti squash instead of zucchini because it was what I had on hand, and it was SO. GOOD! I’ve made it 3 more times since then. The last one I added sautéed shallots, mushrooms, and spinach. This is now one of my absolute favorite dishes, and it’s boyfriend-approved too ;-). Simply fantastic, thank you!

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