Zucchini “Spaghetti”

Who isn’t a sucker for a nice, hearty bowl of spaghetti? Unfortunately, eating tons of noodles can quickly pack on the pounds. The solution? Veggie noodles! They have more flavor and are significantly healthier than traditional pasta. The best part is that dish is extremely simple to make. If you don’t have much time in the evening and need to whip up a quick dinner, this is the perfect go-to meal. Plus, the colors are beautiful! You can add in even more color with a variety of different vegetables.

Although you can use a handful of different squash vegetables to make noodles out of, I’ve found that zucchini is by far the easiest to deal with. I used a Julienne peeler that I picked up for cheap at my local grocery store. And let me tell you, this process is significantly easier with the right type of peeler – you won’t regret the purchase.

The zucchini is topped with chopped red peppers and seasoned with a small amount of coconut oil, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. I’ve always preferred simple ‘sauces’ rather than slathering my veggie pasta with tons of creamier sauces, although feel free to use whatever traditional sauce you’d use on regular pasta. Tomato sauce, homemade pesto, the possibilities are endless!

The coconut oil adds a perfect amount of heart-healthy fat to the dish, while the zucchini packs in vitamins C, B6 and K. The addition of red pepper adds a healthy dose of vitamins C, B6, magnesium, and antioxidants.

This recipe makes 1 serving.



  • 2 zucchini
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Use your Julienne peeler to slice the zucchini into strips that resemble pasta. You can slice the zucchini all the way down to the seeds, and you don’t need to worry about peeling off the skin first.
In a small pan, cook the peppers over medium heat. When the peppers are almost finished to your liking, add in the zucchini to heat it up.
Place the mixture in a bowl, adding in the coconut oil and spices to taste.

This dish can easily be altered with different vegetables, spices and sauces, so it’s sure to please everyone around!

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Potassium: 1153mg
  • Carbs: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Protein: 5.3g

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