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Zucchini Fettuccine

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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I love the idea of substituting this for pasta. I LOVE pasta but I know it's not the best thing for me to be eating. I saw this on my facebook feed this morning and want to find one of these groovy spiralizers and give it a try. Anyone already do this?

http://www.insonnetskitchen.com/how-to-make-zucchini-fettuccine/

HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI FETTUCCINE

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

One of the most popular tutorials I have ever shared here on the blog is How to Spiralize Zucchini. Although I’ve had my spiralizer for many years, this year I found myself using this tool almost daily because zucchini pasta is one of the healthiest and easiest substitutions I’ve found since embarking on a grain-free and gluten-free lifestyle earlier this year.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest like I do, zucchini is totally out-of-season at the moment. But, I enjoyed zucchini pasta so much over the summer that I decided to treat myself to a few fall and winter zucchini pasta recipes.

One of the recipes I’ll be sharing this week involves zucchini fettuccine so I decided it was time to create a brand-new tutorial to show you how to make zucchini fettuccine! (psst: if you haven’t seen my other tutorial on creating zucchini spaghetti, you should check this one out as well!)

How to make zucchini fettuccine

First things first, you will need a tool called a spiralizer. My favorite tool and the one that I own is a plastic spiralizer by Paderno World Cuisine that I ordered from Amazon several years ago. I’ve found that it’s easy to use, easy to clean, and has lasted a really long time. This particular model has three blades so there are a couple of different cuts you can do, which means that you’ll never get sick of using it or eating it!

And, it also makes great a great Christmas gift for anyone who’s trying to eat a little healthier. :)

Note: Please know that I am NOT working with this company and was NOT asked to endorse or mention any products in this post.  All opinions here are my own. :)

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

You’ll do some simple prep by trimming the ends off the zucchini.

Then, this next step is completely optional. Most of the zucchinis I buy are pretty crooked and because of the way the spiralizer cuts the zucchini, this results in short pieces instead of long strands. So, if I have a crooked zucchini, I simply cut it in half to create two straighter pieces that will fit better with the blade. If your zucchini is pretty straight or if you don’t feel this is necessary, then you can skip this step.

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

Now let’s talk blades! There are three different blades that come with a spiralizer. Each one results in a different cut and type of “pasta.”

For today’s fettuccine, we’ll be using the blade on the right, but I use the three of them pretty equally in my cooking.

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

(This photo is from my other tutorial so you’ll have to excuse the fact that it shows the spaghetti blade on the spiralizer. If you’re making fettuccine, be sure to use the fettuccine blade.)

Center the zucchini on the spikes and press it in firmly. Now it’s pasta time…

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

Simply turn the handle to create your zucchini fettuccine! So simple!

How to Make Zucchini Fettuccine

The best part of zucchini fettuccine? It takes less than one minute to make and only 3 – 5 minutes to cook. That’s less time than regular pasta AND it’s so much better for you!

And, if you want an amazing sauce recipe, check out my recipe for Zucchini Fettuccine with Butternut Squash and Rosemary Creme Sauce. 

by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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michiganmom116
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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We eat grain-free and I've subbed veggies for pasta for the past 3 years.  Cauliflower is a great sub for macaroni.  I've used zucchini, cabbage, carrots or spaghetti squash for spaghetti.  I've used sweet potato peelings for noodles.  Definitely much healthier!

I don't have one of the spiral slicers yet, but it's on my wish list.

batjmom
by Sarah on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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Sounds really good
SpiritFortress
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:45 AM

That's awesome. I know I'd feel so much better if I cut way back on breads and pastas. I guess cauliflower also makes great mashed "potatoes". 

Quoting michiganmom116:

We eat grain-free and I've subbed veggies for pasta for the past 3 years.  Cauliflower is a great sub for macaroni.  I've used zucchini, cabbage, carrots or spaghetti squash for spaghetti.  I've used sweet potato peelings for noodles.  Definitely much healthier!

I don't have one of the spiral slicers yet, but it's on my wish list.


michiganmom116
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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Oh my, yes they do!  I have a recipe for a twice baked non-potato casserole that uses cauliflower...my family cleans it up!

Quoting SpiritFortress:

That's awesome. I know I'd feel so much better if I cut way back on breads and pastas. I guess cauliflower also makes great mashed "potatoes". 

Quoting michiganmom116:

We eat grain-free and I've subbed veggies for pasta for the past 3 years.  Cauliflower is a great sub for macaroni.  I've used zucchini, cabbage, carrots or spaghetti squash for spaghetti.  I've used sweet potato peelings for noodles.  Definitely much healthier!

I don't have one of the spiral slicers yet, but it's on my wish list.



jbarker9
by New Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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I've made pizza crust out of cauliflower and it was AMAZING. I love pasta too much to completely give it up and substitute veggies for it. But I'd be willing to try it every now and then.

SpiritFortress
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I love this group. I'm getting so many great ideas for healthier eating. I've never heard of a cauliflower pizza crust. I'm so excited to try all these ideas.

Quoting jbarker9:

I've made pizza crust out of cauliflower and it was AMAZING. I love pasta too much to completely give it up and substitute veggies for it. But I'd be willing to try it every now and then.


MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM
I have not but that is pretty neat.
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kitty8199
by Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM
I need a spiralizer
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