4/27/13

Zucchini or 'squash' noodles! Great for a buttered comfort food or better yet? No Pasta Lasagna!

Do you need:
  • Something new to do with yellow squash or zucchini? 
  • A different kind of side dish?
  • Faux noodles for a low carb diet?
  • All of the above?

Noodles and pasta are a favorite since my childhood; it's a simple food but just so good.  Here is a faux noodle idea that you can make this way (like buttered noodles) but my favorite way to use  these is in a vegetable based, pasta-free lasagna.  Just make the lasagna like you normally would but use thin strips of uncooked zucchini or yellow squash zucchini in place of the noodles.



Faux Noodles

Yellow Squash
Butter
Salt and Pepper

Wash your squash.  If you wish to scoop out the seeds first, slice in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the center seeds (see photo).  Using a potato peeler, peel your yellow zucchini squash into thin strips.  Boil a pot of water on the stove and immerse your 'faux noodles' into the water.  You only have to boil about a minute as they are so thin.  Remove, drain very well, pressing down a bit as it will hold a lot of water.  While hot, add your toppings.  Can use alfredo sauce, spaghetti sauce, etc. but I like mine with butter, salt and pepper to taste.



Slice your yellow squash into strips

I like to clean my squash out with a spoon to remove the seeds

Boiling just like pasta

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