Garlic Zucchini Noodles

A lighter version of Asian-style garlic butter noodles. Spiralized zucchini noodles are cooked in a flavorful garlic butter sauce. It’s an easy dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
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Last month I shared with you my Asian-style garlic butter noodles recipe. The sauce is simple but very flavorful and addicting. We eat garlic noodles a lot but I wanted to try lightening it up by using zucchini noodles instead. And I am really happy with the result!
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This lightened up version is just as tasty but with far fewer carbs. It’s so easy to make and can be served as a light lunch or as a base to accompany your main dish.
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Cooking Tips

  • I use the Paderno World Cuisine Vegetable Spiral Slicer* to make zucchini noodles.
  • Maggi Sauce is available at most grocery stores and on Amazon.* If you do not wish to purchase maggi sauce, you can use soy sauce. Maggi sauce is more flavorful than regular sauce soy, so it won’t be quite the same but the sauce should still taste good.

*Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Garlic Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2
A lightened up version of Asian-style garlic butter noodles. Spiralized zucchini noodles are tossed in a flavorful garlic butter sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 lb zucchini spiralized

GARLIC SAUCE

  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic approx 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tbsp Maggi Seasoning Sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce

Directions:

  1. Add oil to a large skillet and bring to medium high heat. Add in zucchini and cook until about half-way done. Drain skillet of any water released from zucchini. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add butter. Bring pan to medium heat and melt butter. Add in garlic and cook a few minutes until the aroma of the garlic comes out and garlic is lightly cooked. Add in remaining sauce ingredients and stir until fully mixed in.
  3. Pour sauce into skillet with zucchini. Cook zucchini in sauce over low to medium heat until zucchini is tender and has absorbed the flavors from the sauce. Dish out noodles and serve warm.

Notes:

  • I use the Paderno World Cuisine Vegetable Spiral Slicer* to make zucchini noodles.
  • Maggi Sauce is available at most grocery stores and on Amazon.* If you do not wish to purchase maggi sauce, you can use soy sauce. Maggi sauce is more flavorful than regular sauce soy, so it won't be quite the same but the sauce should still taste good.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.7g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.1g
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 631.8mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3.4g 7%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 70%
Calcium 5%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Garlic Zucchini Noodles

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