I finally jumped on the zucchini noodle bandwagon.
I have seen people posting about making noodles out of vegetables, and I was very skeptical. I don’t know why as I have made this recipe and this recipe with zucchini and know that zucchini basically takes on the taste of the sauces you pair it with. I got the nudge to try it out when a friend of mine posted how she received a spiralizer for Christmas and had made some zoodles for her family.
I started looking at all the options of spiralizers and noticed that Kitchenaid had an attachment that could be used for their stand mixers. I had received a Kohl’s gift card for Christmas; so after reading reviews, I went and price checked it at Kohl’s. At the time, it was on sale for $119 — yes, that is pricey. But I got 30% off of it, had $10 Kohl’s cash that had to be used, was able to get a $20 rebate card, and I was awarded another $10 Kohl’s cash (plus I used Ebates which will give me another $5 back). If you count the $10 I received to spend later plus the rebate card and Ebates cash that I will receive, it only cost me about $45 in the end — and I had a gift card to use for most of it.
What I love about the Kitchen aid Spiralizer is that it has slicing attachments and a peeling attachments. My kids have loved the apples sliced thin by the slicing attachment. It is so easy to do too! I now just leave the main attachment attached to my Kitchenaid so that it is easy for me to put on the slicing tool to slice apples for the kids lunch (or breakfast or snack.)
We have tried making apple chips (hung jury on that recipe; I’ll have to try another one), curly fries (kids loved those), sliced apples (yay!), and zucchini noodles.
I did some searches on the internet about how to make zucchini noodles. The two most popular methods seemed to be:
- Put raw noodles in hot sauce. The hot sauce will “cook” the zucchini noodles enough so that they can be eaten with no other preparation.
- Saute noodles for a couple of minutes in hot oil.
I chose to use the 2nd method of cooking my noodles. I was too chicken to eat them raw.
End result: We liked them!
Most of us put spaghetti sauce on them, and I had some meatballs on the side for the meat lovers. My youngest ate them without any toppings — and wanted more!! I had cooked up some spaghetti on the side, and we only ate about half of what we normally ate. We will definitely be making more in the future and trying other kids of vegetable noodles as well.
If you use a spiralizer, what do you like to make with it?
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