How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe

How to make zucchini noodles with a peeler recipe: Peel zucchini with a peeler; lightly saute. Serve with a white sauce, fresh garden tomatoes and herbs.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler

Inspired by garden zucchini and a simple way to teach kids how to eat zucchini, How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe, is a great place to start. Super easy, the essence of summer! You may also love these Shredded Zucchini Almond Flour Pancakes (so good).

Friends, happy last day of July! I’m reposting this post today from 2011, and thinking about all my kids home for the summer. Now, 7 years later, life has changed so much.

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”– George R.R. Martin

So very true. In a blink of an eye, summer will be gone. In a blink of an eye, our kids are grown and gone.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini ribbons

I do miss our garden that we had in Medford for 10 years, but it’s certainly easy to head to the Farmer’s Market to pick up fresh produce, like zucchini, for this recipe today.

We’ve been eating zucchini noodles (or ribbons) for years, so keep on reading :)

Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler

How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe

Do you know how to turn your vegetables into lovely noodles? It’s so easy and your kids can do it quickly with a good vegetable peeler!

  1. Simply slide the peeler over the washed zucchini (keep skin).
  2. Peel and slice from the top to the bottom.
  3. Make as many ribbons as you can.

This method works for making ribbons with any summer squash, cucumbers, and melons. YUM!

You can always compost the center part of the squash or put into a soup! Or feed to your chickens!

Make a white sauce

Make your own garlicky white sauce. Add the parmesan cheese and season to taste.

EASY How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe
In olive oil, barely saute the zucchini to tender in a hot pan. Do NOT overcook.

Mix the two together and ENJOY!

We like to add chicken and whole wheat pasta for a full meal, and this also makes a great side dish.

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Enjoy the last day of July, Friends!

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How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe

Ribbons of zucchini slightly cooked in olive oil and served over a bed of whole wheat pasta with Parmesan sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6


  • Noodles: 8-10 medium zucchini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sauce: 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp pressed garlic
  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • 3/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil tomato, and fresh grated cheese to garnish


  • Using a vegetable peeler, carefully peel zucchini into long ribbons—scraping form top to bottom. Place in large bowl and set aside.
  • In medium saucepan, heat olive oil on medium low, then add garlic. Cook garlic until it is golden brown, then add in the whipping cream. Bring to a simmer on medium heat—about 4-5 minutes—then add parmesan, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to simmer once again and stir frequently until cheese is melted—about 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to lowest and keep warm.
  • In large saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat, then add zucchini ribbons. Sauté ribbons until they reduce in size slightly—about 5-7 minutes—then salt and pepper to taste. If there is excess moisture at the bottom of the pan, drain before adding the Alfredo sauce.
  • Mix sauce into noodles completely. Serve with fresh tomato, basil, and shaved parmesan.

More salad recipes: Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad [Kalyn’s Kitchen], Cheesy Zucchini Pasta Quinoa Bake [Sugar-Free Mom], and Ground Turkey Yellow Squash and Zucchini Noodles [RE].

How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe

This post is updated from 2011.

17 comments on “How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe”

  1. I will have to try this!! I’ve got Zucchini and I’ve got a peeler. :) :) :)

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  3. Usually too tired to cook, a former favourite pastime. But tonight I took freshly picked Zucchini and made a lovely Ratatouille dish with rustic bread on the side, mopping up the garlicky juices. Mmmmmm!

  4. Gorgeous Summer produce – love this recipe!!

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  6. This looks like a fantstic way to convince kids that their vegetables are cool and good to eat, especially with parmesan cheese.

  7. I have got to try this one. Our family loves zucchini but we usually just throw it on the grill. This looks tasty as a winter comfort food… all that yummy looking creamy sauce.

  8. How brilliant! I love it! Will try.

  9. What a stunning dish! Not only delicious, but beautifully prepared! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sandy, you did it again!!! Fabulous!! I’d never have thought of it. Plus, it’s extra helpful as we enjoy pasta, but are eliminating wheat from our diets as much as possible for the health benefits (see the book ‘Wheat Belly’). And your photos are gorgeous!!! Thank you! I’m pinning this right now!

  11. umm. parmesan sauce? i might just die and go to heaven. sounds oh so good. yum.

  12. I made this for dinner tonight. I served it without pasta or chicken. Everyone except for my 10 year old loved it. She started crying as soon as she saw it! Oh well, we will definitely be serving this on a regular basis.

  13. I’ve made ‘zucchini noodles’ for a salad,…I’ll try this recipe soon. Sounds tasty.

  14. These look delicious and pretty easy! Zucchini is one of my favorite summer vegies. I love it steamed in the microwave with a little butter. Yum!

  15. I thought this was such a clever use of zucchini in your book! We love to make breads and a zucchini chocolate chip cake with an orange glaze — yum!

  16. My oldest keeps begging me to make this again! We love it!! :)

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