Garlic Parmesan Zoodles (4 Ingredient, 10 min)

Healthy zoodles (zucchini pasta) cooked in butter, garlic and parmesan. This extremely flavorful and fragrant dish makes an unbelievably delicious and healthy dinner in under 10 minutes.Garlic Parmesan Zoodles (4 Ingredient, 10 min) Once you try zucchini noodles, there’s no going back. I’m obsessed. Zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) make it 100x easier to eat healthier and to still enjoy all of your favorite pasta dishes guilt free.

I’ve made my share of zucchini noodle dishes and this quick 4 ingredients, 10 minute is another great way to cook zucchini noodles. This recipe is all about 3 simple flavors. The garlic, butter and parmesan.
Minced garlic (lots of it!) is first cooked in butter until it releases all of its natural flavors. The zoodles and parmesan cheese,  a pinch of salt and pepper are then added and cooked al dente. The whole cooking process takes less than 5 minutes because the zoodles only need a minute to cook!
Garlic Parmesan Zoodles (4 Ingredient, 10 min)

Garlic Parmesan Zoodles (4 Ingredient, 10 min)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Layla


  • 2-3 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Spiralize zucchini into thin noodles using a spirlizer.

  • Heat large pan on medium-high heat. Melt butter, then add garlic. Cook garlic until fragrant (about 1-2 minutes) Be careful not to burn garlic.

  • Add the zucchini noodles and grated parmesan cheese and salt & pepper to taste. Cook for 1-2 minutes or just until the zoodles are al dente.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately. Top with more parmesan if desired.


*After spiralizing zucchini, place spiralized zucchini on a few paper towels and sprinkle with a light layer of salt. Cover with another paper towel and rest for a few minutes. This will help draw the liquid out of the zucchini. This step is optional but highly recommended.

Garlic Parmesan Zoodles (4 Ingredient, 10 min)


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    VEry yummy
    Need carb count


    We made this in lieu of pasta, to serve under Shrimp Fra Diavola. It was as delicious as any wheat pasta. I salted, drained and dried on paper towels before the saute. i’m saving this!


    I made this dish for my husband – he was sure he wouldn’t like it. Loved it!! We will definitely be making it again. (sorry about the caps.)


    I made this for my husband and he loved it. Great alternative


    I made this dish as a sIde dish with some fish and it was quick and easy to make. Thank You. I will be making this dish often.


    Excited to try this! I have zoodles in my freezer. About How many cups of zoodles do you think you use?


      Ha! Zoodles, not doodles…


        Haha, no problem, I’ve updated it for you! <3


    Is there a fiber content for it?

    El Will

    I made these and while the sauce and taste of the noodles were good, I didn’t like the crunchiness of them. The water content was also too high.


    Is it grated Parmesan cheese? Because it looks like shredded in your picture..? Thank you!

    Jennifer @ Because Food Is Love

    Thanks for the tip about the salt and paper towels. I often find my zoodles to get watery quickly, I was thinking I should try to get some of the water out first. Great to know it works well!

    Carrie Lea

    On your note – after weeping the zucchini, should I try to wipe it afterward to remove the remaining salt, or will that dissolve into with the water that is drained off?


    What are the little red things you have put on top in the pictures? Red pepper flakes? You don’t have have this listed in the ingredients.


      They are red pepper flakes and they are optional! 🙂


    Can you please tell me what spiralizer you are using? Is it electric? That would be so much easier?? Thank you!


      I’m using the spiralizer found in my shop here: It isn’t electric and I’ve never seen an electric spiralizer. It might seem like it’s electric because I have the video on fast 🙂


        LOL! Yes, that is why it looks so fast. Thank you!!!!


      I got the one from Wal-Mart for $15.00. Works really well. Not electric, but didn’t take no time at all.