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Easy Zucchini Pasta {with cherry tomatoes + feta}

Make this fresh and easy zucchini spiral pasta with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and garlic in only 30 minutes. The perfect healthy dish bursting with flavor. 

bowl of zoodle pasta with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley
fresh and healthy zucchini pasta is perfect for any occasion

Veggie pastas and stir-fry recipes make for the easiest one-pan dinners.

Benefits of pasta made with zucchini

Pasta made with zucchini noodles has a low glycemic index and is great for individuals with diabetes or high blood sugar. I make zoodles with everything from pasta to lo mein these days.

Zoodles are low in carbohydrates and calories, yet high in vitamins A, C and B6.

table with ingredients for a simple feta tomato zoodle pasta
simple ingredients with amazing flavor

Recommended Ingredients

  • Zucchini (made into zoodles)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Feta cheese
spiralizer with zucchinis making zoodles, zucchini noodle pasta
zoodles are a healthy alternative to traditional pasta

What are zoodles? 

Zoodles are low-carb / keto friendly zucchini noodles, typically made with a veggie spiralizer

Zoodles only have about 3-4 g. carbs per serving; much lower than your typical spaghetti pasta.

frying pan with zoodles, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley
make this simple keto dish in one pan

Zoodles + tomatoes + feta are a great combo

Ripe, fresh cherry tomatoes with crumbled feta cheese are the stars of this zoodle pasta dish. 

Be sure to use nice, sweet, ripe cherry tomatoes for this dish and you won’t be disappointed. 

caramelizing onion in a non stick frying pan with a wooden spoon
caramelized onions have the best flavor

Best onion for pasta

You’ll want to choose a yellow or sweet onion for this dish, as it really brings out the flavors in the zucchini spirals and tomatoes

A note about garlic

If you love garlic, simply add in more cloves to this recipe- it is completely customizable for your taste preferences. 

I like to add in a bit more minced garlic. Season with sea salt before adding to your pasta and it’s delish!

large frying pan with zucchini pasta, cherry tomatoes and parsley
so fresh and fragrant

Zoodle pasta in 3 easy steps

  1. Spiralize
  2. Chop
  3. Cook 

Spiralize or make by hand

To begin, wash zucchini and wipe down with a wet paper towel to clean. 

Use a spiralizer or hand held veggie peeler to make your zucchini noodles. 

If you’re using a veggie peeler, simply cut around the zucchini in a circular fashion. 

chopping garlic, tomatoes and onion on a cutting board
chopped ingredients for the best low carb pasta

Chop

Chop the onion and garlic into fine bits. 

Cook

In a large non-stick skillet; brown the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. 

Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook until the zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. 

How to serve noodle pasta

Sprinkle feta cheese and parsley, mix to combine everything in the pan.

Simply season with salt and pepper, toss and serve. 

Expert Tips for the best Zucchini Pasta

  • Eat the same day, as noodles typically get mushy after a while
  • Leave the peel on your zucchini to prevent soggy noodles
  • Not using a non-stick pan? Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil prior to browning the onion
tongs lifting zucchini pasta from a frying pan
toss with tongs to incorporate all the amazing flavors

Other low carb additions

Make this pasta with mushrooms or eggplant for extra, healthy flavor. 

pan with zucchini pasta ingredients

FAQ

Can I make this recipe with other veggies? 

Sure, if you have a spiralizer and prefer carrots or summer squash, this recipe works perfectly with those veggie spirals too. 

Just be sure to check the carb count if you’re on a low carb/keto diet and trying to avoid too many carbohydrates. 

What sauces can I use for this recipe? 

This easy recipe does not need a sauce, but if you like a creamier pasta, try a low carb Alfredo sauce. 

Or, a few tablespoons of pesto sauce pairs perfectly with zucchini pasta.

healthy low carb pasta with zoodles in a bowl
feta crumbles + tomatoes = Italian bliss!

Substitutes for feta cheese

Ricotta or queso fresco are great alternatives to feta and they crumble just as well

Parsley substitutes

Cilantro, celery leaves, or Italian seasonings are alternatives if you do not have fresh parsley on hand.

Best sides for this pasta

  • Soup
  • Salad
  • grilled chicken, salmon, shrimp, or steak 
fresh parsley and feta atop zucchini pasta in a bowl

How to make no-fail zoodles every time

  • Too watery/soggy? Pat with a paper towel before adding zucchini noodles to the pan.
  • Don’t undercook- check your zoodles before removing from heat for the perfect texture. 
bowl of zucchini feta pasta with zoodle spirals, cherry tomatoes, and fresh parsley

Zucchini Pasta {with cherry tomatoes + feta}

This gorgeous low carb pasta is made with healthy zucchini spirals, garlic, onion, feta cheese and cherry tomatoes.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cherry tomatoes, feta, low carb, pasta, zoodles, zucchini noodles, zucchini spirals
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini large
  • cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Use a spiralizer, or cut the zucchini into very thin strips.
  • Chop the onion and garlic finely.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, brown the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. 
  • Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook until the zucchini is tender, about 5 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle feta cheese and parsley, mix to combine everything. 
    Season with salt and pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1377IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg

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