Zoodles are healthy, versatile and a great alternative to pasta. They’re very easy to make too. So, it’s no surprise that they feature heavily in low-carb and keto meal plans.
In this list, we’re focusing on some of the best keto zoodle recipes – from a wide range of food bloggers.
These are all amazing recipes that you can try at home. Some of them rely on unusual flavors and ingredients to make them truly stand out. Others are fast and easy keto variations on your favorite dishes.
Summer Squash Zoodles with Bacon
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I absolutely love the way these Summer Squash Zoodles with Bacon look. They make for a colorful meal and the inclusion of bacon makes the recipe a bit heartier. There are two types of zoodles used in the recipe, which help to make it look (and taste) more interesting. But, at a pinch, you could make it with one.
Shrimp and Mushroom Zucchini Pasta
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This Shrimp and Mushroom Zucchini Pasta is another favorite, especially as it comes from Tasteaholics. This time, the shrimp acts as the main source of protein – making this substantial enough to eat for lunch or even for dinner. The flavors are interesting too, including some spicy overtones that contrast nicely with the shrimp.
Zucchini Pasta with Chicken
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If you’re wanting something a little different, this Zucchini Chicken with Pasta is a good choice. Serving the chicken on top of the zoodles make this dish look interesting, as do the cheese crisps. And, if you prefer, you can always stir the chicken and sauce into the zoodles.
Guilt-Free Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Pasta
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This Guilt-Free Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Pasta recipe from Inspired Taste is a particularly good option if you’re just getting started with zoodles. The meal just takes 20 minutes from start to finish and Adam includes a video that shows you every step of the process. There are various tips for beginners too, including how to cook the zoodles effectively.
Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
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If you’re looking for something simple and easy, this Zucchini Noodle Alfredo recipe is another good choice. Pasta alfredo is a meal that many people miss while on a keto diet. This recipe offers you the chance to make it with just five ingredients and just a single pan.
4 Ingredient Garlic Chicken Zoodles
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This recipe for 4 Ingredient Garlic Chicken Zoodles is another option that needs very few ingredients. But, that doesn’t stop it from tasting amazing. The combination of flavors makes this a surprisingly interesting dish, one that is bound to be popular. As the author mentions, you could also add in other ingredients of your own if you wanted to change it up.
Zucchini Pasta Pesto
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This Zucchini Pasta Pesto isn’t just a low-carb meal – it’s also suitable for paleo and vegan diets. As the image suggests, it is an extremely simple recipe. The flavor profile also works extremely well, especially as the basil pesto is a perfect complement to the zoodles. The meal can be served cold, which is the original design. You could also cook the zoodles if you prefer the dish to be warm.
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Don’t let the simple name of these Veggie Zoodles fool you. The dish is flavor-packed and uses various different vegetables to provide the texture and colors. It is a great way to add extra veggies to your diet. The recipe is also fast and easy to prepare – making it a perfect option for the end of a busy day.
15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles
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These 15 Minute Garlic Shrimp Zoodles are one of the most stunning zoodle dishes that I’ve seen. There’s just something about the combination of colors that seems to work so well. Like most zoodle recipes, this is a simple dish to make. It’s also versatile and you could add in extra ingredients if you wanted other flavors.
Zucchini Keto Lasagna
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Zoodle recipes are often similar – but not this Zucchini Keto Lasagna. The dish is made using a different type of zoodle, one that has been cut wide and thin. Many spiralizers can create zoodles like this and you can make them manually with a little effort too. The end result is a lasagna-like meal that still manages to be entirely keto friendly.
Garlic Oregano Olive Tapenade
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This Garlic Oregano Olive Tapenade is another fairly unusual recipe. It includes some ingredients that aren’t commonly associated with zoodles, including sardines and olives. The end result simply works well. It’s perfect if you want to experiment with new flavors or if you simply like the idea of the dish.
Sesame Peanut Zoodles
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This recipe for Sesame Peanut Zoodles is one of the more complex options on the list. But, trust me, it’s worth the effort. The finished meal simply looks stunning and takes advantage of some exciting flavors. Many of the ingredients are great sources of nutrients too – so you’re improving your health at the same time.
Keto Zucchini Noodles with Tomato-Basil Sauce
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Paleo Leap always produces amazing recipes and this Keto Zucchini Noodles with Tomato-Basil Sauce dish is no exception. The meal takes advantage of fresh ingredients to create something that is simply bursting with flavor. It also looks good on the plate and isn’t hard to prepare.
Low Carb High Taste Zoodles
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These Low Carb High Taste Zoodles are fast, easy and taste great. The entire recipe is designed so you can simply throw it together with minimal energy or fuss. That’s ideal for a busy family or for anyone who simply hates cooking. The site also provides full nutrition details, so you know exactly what you’ll be eating.
Low-Carb Chicken 'Noodle' Soup
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If you’re going to make zoodles, why not try something like this Low-Carb Chicken 'Noodle' Soup? This one is a little different, as it doesn’t technically use zoodles at all. Instead, the ‘noodles’ are created by spiralizing daikon (a winter radish). Daikon noodles are much more resilient than zucchini ones are, making them perfect for this type of recipe.
The overall style is similar enough that the recipe easily makes this list. Besides, it’s a great choice if you want to try something a little bit different.
Thai Chicken Zoodles
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These Thai Chicken Zoodles are another fun zoodles option. The finished dish reminds me a little bit of fried noodles, which seems to be what the creators were going for too. The combination of ingredients works extremely well. It’s a perfect dish if you find that other zoodle recipes are a little too conventional or dull.
Zucchini Noodles with Healthy Alfredo Sauce
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Alfredo is an incredibly popular dish, so why not try this Zucchini Noodles with Healthy Alfredo Sauce instead? The meal still has most of the same flavors as traditional alfredo but it is considerably healthier. You’ll even find it has the same creaminess of a regular dish, while the zoodles help to make it less dense.
Keto Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
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This Keto Asian Chicken Noodle Salad is too good to ignore. It comes from the site Have Butter Will Travel, which is awesome in so many ways. The recipe is fun because it relies on some unusual ingredients and flavors. You may already have most of these at home. If you don’t, they’re all easy to find. The end result is certainly worth the effort, especially if you have guests to impress.
Creamy Salsa Chicken Zoodles
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Marye from Lowcarb-ology created this Creamy Salsa Chicken Zoodles recipe and it’s another interesting one to try. The dish relies on a Tex-Mex theme, which makes it especially flavorful. The chicken helps to make it satisfying and ensures you’re getting a decent amount of protein with your meal.
Zucchini Noodles Salad with Parmesan & Walnuts
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Most zoodles recipes are designed to be cooked. So, I was particularly pleased to find this Zucchini Noodles Salad with Parmesan & Walnuts. As the name suggests, the meal is meant to be eaten raw. It includes separate instructions for the salad and the vinaigrette components.
Pressure Cooker 'Cheesy' Chicken & Zoodles
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This Pressure Cooker 'Cheesy' Chicken & Zoodles recipe is a little unusual – simply because it relies on a pressure cooker. The zoodles themselves aren’t cooked in that way but the many of the other ingredients are. The end result is a comforting dish that suits anyone on a low-carb, keto, AIP, Whole30 or a paleo diet.
Zucchini Noodle Broccoli Cheese Casserole
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I love this Zucchini Noodle Broccoli Cheese Casserole because of its overall style. The recipe creates an easy-to-eat dish that is very different than most other zoodle recipes. It relies on some powerful ingredients as well, including eggs and kale. The only limitation is that the carb content is on the high end for a keto diet and may not suit everyone. Even then, it’s a great meal and you could easily adjust portion sizes or ingredients.
Creamy Pesto Shrimp and Zoodles
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If you enjoy shrimp, check out this Creamy Pesto Shrimp and Zoodles recipe. It’s another option that simply looks stunning in the pan and isn’t hard to create either. The recipe relies on dairy-free pesto, making the meal suitable for many different diets. You could use that same pesto for other recipes too, if you felt like it.
Asian Chicken Zoodle Salad
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Here’s another interesting recipe to try - Asian Chicken Zoodle Salad. This is another recipe that uses various flavors very well to create a complex and enjoyable dish. It’s a great option if you want to be a little more adventurous. The carb content is very low, making this a perfect dinner for keto dieters. The dish is paleo as well.
Paleo Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole
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Dishes like this Paleo Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole are great if you’re serving an entire family. The idea is much more practical than having to cook a large batch of zoodles and serve them all. The combination of ingredients is appealing too and there are a few flavors present that you might not expect.
Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta
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This Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta is perfect if you love the flavors that come with a Mediterranean diet. The combination works exceptionally well and you end up with something that’s different than most other zoodle recipes. As the author mentions, you could also serve it simply as a cold salad. It would taste just as great either way.
Caprese Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad
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This Caprese Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad offers another type of zoodle dish that you can try out. The recipe is basically a variation on a traditional Caprese salad and the zucchini adds an extra level of depth to the dish. You could have it as an easy summer meal or a side dish for a more comprehensive dinner.
Keto Shrimp Zucchini Pasta
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This version of Keto Shrimp Zucchini Pasta comes from the site Essential Keto. The recipe uses a range of ingredients to create a creamy and flavorful sauce. But, don’t worry, the meal is still easy to prepare. It’s a great choice if you find that other zoodle recipes are too dry.
Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles
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These Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles are perfect for many situations, especially a warm summer day. I love the inclusion of sesame seeds, as they make the whole meal look much more interesting. The peanut component adds extra flavor and protein, which are both beneficial aspects. If nothing else, the meal is unusual.
Gluten-Free Cheesy Italian Zucchini Noodles
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The best thing about these Gluten-Free Cheesy Italian Zucchini Noodles has to be the sauce. You end up with an extremely creamy meal, one that would be both comforting and satisfying. The inclusion of sundried tomatoes works well too. This adds a sharpness to the dish and elevates the flavor considerably.
Paleo Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup
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This Paleo Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup is a little more complex, as there are various steps involved in creating the soup. But, as you can probably guess, the process is worthwhile. Even then, the recipe only takes around 20 minutes in total, so it’s not a very difficult meal to prepare. Personally, I love the choice of ingredients and the way that the meal all comes together.
Chicken Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
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Here’s another zoodle recipe to consider: Chicken Zucchini Noodle Alfredo. This one uses a slightly different style and creates a creamy dish that looks perfect on the plate. The author also lists a couple of variations that you can try, to make the dish suit your own preferences. Whichever approach you take, the end result is bound to taste amazing.
Paleo Cold Ramen Noodles
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This Paleo Cold Ramen Noodles recipe is seriously worth checking out. The recipe involves multiple components, including the ramen dressing, the toppings and seasoning for chicken. The meal might seem a little confusing at first, especially if you’ve never made something like this before. But, it isn’t as difficult as it sounds.
Want More Recipes?
Healthy eating has never been easier. There are many different food blogs out there, each of which offers a wide range of recipes. You can find more options by simply visiting the sites on this list.
Each contains many different recipes in a range of styles. Some sites are keto only, while others may follow another style, like low-carb, paleo or simply healthy eating.
You can also check out our other lists for ideas, including keto snacks, keto fat bombs and keto desserts.
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4 thoughts on “33 of the Best Keto Zoodle Recipes for Health and Weight Loss”
Thanks for including my garlic shrimp zoodles! These recipes all look great. Will share! 🙂
Glad to have you a part of the roundup. Thanks for being involved!
Thank you so much for sharing my keto zoodles recipe. 🙂 Naice round up
Thanks for being a part!