Creamy Zucchini Noodles! Ready in 3 Minutes!

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Creamy Zucchini Noodles

This is a recipe I came up with years ago while I was following a low carb diet…  while the diet didn’t last, the recipe sure did!  It has become a family favorite side dish.  We’ve also topped it with homemade pasta sauce and more!

I whip this up for lunch often because it’s healthy and it tastes fabulous… but best of all, it’s ready in just a couple of minutes.  I add in leftovers if I have some to make it a great mid-day meal!

Be sure not to overcook the zucchini, you don’t want it mushy.

Creamy Zucchini Noodles!

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  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese (I use light).. plain or herb & garlic flavor
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
Possible Add Ins
  • fresh herbs
  • left over chicken
  • mushrooms
  • shrimp
  • chili flakes

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  1. Run a veggie peeler down the length of the zucchini creating thin strips of zucchini. Continue until you reach the core where the seeds are. Discard the core or save it for another use (I toss mine in soup).
  2. Turn the stove onto medium high and place the zucchini strips in a non-stick pan with the chicken broth or water. Cook for about 3 minutes or just until heated through.
  3. Move the zucchini strips over to one side of the pan and add the cream cheese & garlic powder to the empty side. Turn the heat down to low and stir the cream cheese just till melted.
  4. Toss the cream cheese, parmesan cheese & zucchini until well mixed and heated through. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I love the sound of this recipe! Sure can’t wait to try it, tonight! I love this site with all your delicious recipes. I just wished one
    copy and paste the recipes, instead of having to write them all down by hand! Thanks, again for posting this zucchini recipe!

  2. Made this recipe last night! So delish! Used veggie stock to cook and added peeled carrots, yellow squash and fresh basil. I also used sour cream instead of cream cheese. Then refrigerated and threw some chopped spinach in, ate it cold… Zucchini Salad– yummy!!