Making “Zoodle Pasta!” Here’s My Recipe For “Spaghetti alla Nerano” Using Fried Yellow Squash!

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Behold the Mighty “Zoodle!”

Yes, I am a “Zoodleholic”…it all began when my wife Alex didn’t want pasta one night – but we had a lot of Zucchini, so she bought this nifty “Zoodler” and away we went!

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It’s fast and easy: the machine turns your Zucchini, Yellow or Green, into delicious “noodles” for cooking! As delicious as regular pasta noodles, but so much healthier!



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I have used both colors of Zucchini, but for this video, we sent some green Zucchini through the process:

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Voila! Oh, and as you can tell, unless your Zucchini breaks or you stop partway through, you get a VERY LONG ZOODLE!

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You also get the center of the Zucchini to come out as a long tube…which I dice and add to my recipe!

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Time For Fried Zucchini Zoodles – “alla Nerano” Style!

So, what to make? Well, I am in love with Stanley Tucci’s delicious fried Zucchini pasta dish, called “Spaghetti alla Nerano”- so I decided to do this recipe with a twist: I’m going to use Yellow Zucchini “Zoodles” instead!

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You pat them dry several times with paper towels, because they sweat – then, while they are drying, it’s time to slice your yellow squash thinly, heat some oil on your stove in a small pan, and then fry your squash slices!

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As you can see, frying the slices of Yellow Zucchini first in Canola Oil, leaves them slightly crispy – and a bit of sea salt and dried basil makes them ready to use!

Just as I did in the video with the green Zucchini, I “zoodled” my yellow squash and got ready to cook it up, which takes almost no time at all – but first I needed two of my best friends:

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My Blogging friend Robbie Cheadle knows I love bacon – and she does too – so this is an homage to her! I sautéed some bacon and garlic in butter and olive oil for about 5 minutes, then added the yellow squash – it only takes two minutes to cook!

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Salt and pepper to taste, but folks, that’s just how easy this is to make! I find the best way to cook these “zoodles” is to toss them in and push them around, coating them with the garlic, bacon, butter an oil…then it’s time to serve!

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Plate your “zoodles” and top them with the fried zucchini – I take all of the sauce in the pan and make a nice Yellow Sea around them, like an island in the middle of a delicious butter and oil ocean!

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There you have it!

Delicious, healthy mostly and fun and easy to make! Of course I have to thank Stanley Tucci for the inspiration:

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Here is what the dish looks like with Linguini pasta and green zucchini!

You may have seen how Tucci helped me with one of my “52 In 22” cooking challenges:

This great “Sunday Gravy” recipe was fun to make, but I learned something about the dish I never knew!

Click here to see what it was:

Of course, Stanley Tucci gets all the credit for my Zucchini dish because his travel show included this recipe from the restaurant in Positano where he made it!

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I loved this show and you should too!

Click here for a look at the series:

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5 replies

  1. Love this! I love zoodles with lots of garlic and bacon.. Perfect 🤗x

  2. If anything, it looks like fun making them!

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