Italian Zucchini Noodles Recipe with Garlic and tomato

These Italian zucchini noodles with garlic, tomato and parmesan is a delicious and low carb zucchini noodle spaghetti recipe. Read all about our favorite zucchini noodle spiralizer tools here

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Craving an Italian spaghetti dinner but not happy about all the carbs? Go lighter with our zucchini noodle version with low carb and much lighter zoodles! Our Italian zucchini noodles with garlic, tomato and parmesan not only tastes good but it smells WONDERFUL while you’re cooking it. It’s hard to not salivate when garlic is sautéed in olive oil, then blistering the cherry tomatoes until they becomes perfectly tender makes it smell even more amazing. Why this is such the perfect Italian dinner is because it’s satisfy all the cravings that you would have in a bowl of italian spaghetti pasta. But it has much less carbs and you can feel better about eating it. Kids love this too and the extra topping of parmesan cheese really adds a fantastic punch of flavor.

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Kids won’t know they’re eating a ton of veggies because it tastes so good and just tell them it’s a special kind of spaghetti but its really a healthy Italian zucchini noodle with sauce! Adults love it even more because it’s not loaded with all the calories and it’s still super satisfying. Add a glass of Italian red wine to treat yourself to a complete meal. You can use tomato sauce or chopped fresh tomatoes. Either way, the garlic and cheese gives these Italian zucchini noodles so much great flavor!  It’s a quick and easy Italian pasta dinner for any night of the week!

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Best Spiralizing Tools for Zucchini Noodles:

Nothing beats tried and true kitchen tools and cookbooks. Here’s some of the favorites:
Paderno Spiralizer – The Classic! We’ve lost track of how many meals this one has made for us. Fantastic spiralizer.
KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment – Spiralize, peel, core, slice. All from the power of the KitchenAid stand mixer. 
OXO Julienne Peeler – For those who love it simple. This great julienne peeler has seen a lot of mileage in our kitchen.  
Inspiralize Everything – by Ali Maffucci – a New York Times best seller. The ultimate guide on spiralizing with clean meals that fit into any diet, from paleo to vegan to gluten-free to raw.
Inspiralized & Beyond – by Ali Maffucci. Continuing Ali’s clever and healthful spiraling, she add a myriad of additional ways to add nutrients to your diet, reach a personal health goal, or just make good-for-you meals at home.  
Healthy Spiralizer Cookbook – by Rockridge Press. This trusty spiralizer cookbook will make it easier than ever to prep and enjoy 101 recipes for flavorful and good-for-you meals that are built around veggies. 


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Italian Zucchini Noodles with Garlic, Tomato and Parmesan

So quick and easy. A great summertime meal. 
5 from 7 votes


  • 1 1/2 lbs. (680 g) Zucchini , spiralized (2-3 medium zucchini)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Olive Oil or Butter , divided
  • 4 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 cup (150 g) Cherry Tomatoes , halved
  • Salt , to taste
  • Black Pepper , to taste (freshly ground if possible)
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) minced fresh Basil Leaves



  • Heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of oil and add zucchini noodles. Cook for about 2 minutes or until some moisture is released, but don’t cook the zucchini noodles too much or they’ll be mush.
  • Place the zucchini noodles in a colander to drain excess water and set aside.
    In the same skillet, add remainder of olive oil. Add garlic and cook until translucent. Add tomatoes and cook for about 1 minutes just until the tomatoes start to soften.
  • Add zucchini noodles back into the pan. Add parmesan cheese and gently stir until everything is combined. Season with salt & pepper, add basil leaves and serve warm.


Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 151mg, Potassium: 716mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 875IU, Vitamin C: 53.5mg, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 1.4mg

This recipe was originally published in 2017 and re-published in 2021.