Zucchini noodles are sauteed in creamy butter with a touch of cayenne then topped with Parmigiano Reggiano shavings and toasted pine nuts.

Land O'Lakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a non-stick skillet or wok over medium. Toast the pine nuts stirring constantly to keep from burning, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

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  • Return the skillet to medium heat; add butter and crushed red pepper; stir until butter melts. Stir in spiralized zucchini. Saute, flipping lightly throughout the cooking process. When the zoodles are al dente (about 5 minutes), transfer them to a serving dish or plate. Top with shaved cheese and reserved pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

34 calories; 3 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 37 mg sodium. 1.3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
This was wonderful! And easy! I added a little olive oil with my butter. I fried some fresh minced garlic first for about a minute- just til it started to brown then added the zoodles. I took the advice I read to only fry them for about 2 minutes then I sprinkled some parmesan and fresh diced basil- heavenly! Didn't have any pine nuts so left them out and I skipped the red pepper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2017
Cayenne or pepper flakes both is mentioned in description and the other in directions I was wondering if this recipe was not thought out properly (however I used pepper flakes) sorry but I was not impressed I think a start of a great recipe but there are other basic zoodle starters I would use first I would definitely use garlic if you decide you want to try this recipe:) my star shows my opinion Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
This was wonderful! And easy! I added a little olive oil with my butter. I fried some fresh minced garlic first for about a minute- just til it started to brown then added the zoodles. I took the advice I read to only fry them for about 2 minutes then I sprinkled some parmesan and fresh diced basil- heavenly! Didn't have any pine nuts so left them out and I skipped the red pepper. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
This was wonderful! And easy! I added a little olive oil with my butter. I fried some fresh minced garlic first for about a minute- just til it started to brown then added the zoodles. I took the advice I read to only fry them for about 2 minutes then I sprinkled some parmesan and fresh diced basil- heavenly! Didn't have any pine nuts so left them out and I skipped the red pepper. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2017
Tasty and very easy. I had to sub walnuts for pine nuts because that's all I had. The crunch of the nuts is essential to the success of this dish. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2016
Some times less is more and this is one of those recipes. Easy and fast to prepare and the butter brings out the fresh flavors. I love the zucchini just barely cooked. Adjust the pepper flakes to your tastes. A delicious way to change up the bounty of summertime zucchini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2016
Super easy and quick. My family loves things hot and a 1/4tsp of pepper flakes was MORE then enough. I added cherry tomatoes to skillet just before zucchini zoodles. Very delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2017
Yumm-eee! I didn't have pine nuts available or the cheese specified (used some grated parmesan). I added a little crushed garlic (everything is better with that as far as I'm concerned) salt and pepper. Mine was ready in 2-3 min; more than that would have been too mushy for me. Love this! Note to self: Easy with red pepper flakes. Second time making this was a little hot (and I like spicy too). UPDATE 2/2/17: Had with the parmagiano-regiano cheese suggested and it put this over the top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
no pine nuts in the pantry minus the cheese so I fried some spiral onions (crispy) which I had long enough in the refrigerator. Still delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2016
It's easy to adjust the seasoning to your personal tastes. I used a lot less pepper and omitted the pine nuts. I had grated parmesan on hand so that is what I had used. It was a healthy and delicious side dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2016
I liked this recipe. I am not a fan of spicy so left out the red pepper this time. Next time I will use a pinch of cayenne. I did use salt black pepper and garlic. Although I had no pine nuts and forgot the cheese it still tasted great. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
Use a bit less red pepper flakes and add some salt. Otherwise great dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/29/2017
Cayenne or pepper flakes both is mentioned in description and the other in directions I was wondering if this recipe was not thought out properly (however I used pepper flakes) sorry but I was not impressed I think a start of a great recipe but there are other basic zoodle starters I would use first I would definitely use garlic if you decide you want to try this recipe:) my star shows my opinion Read More
(1)