Who says that on a ketogenic diet you have to eat tons of meats and spoons full of plain butter can’t be more wrong. High-fat Keto Alfredo Zucchini Noodles are so easy to make and perfect for lunch.
Zucchini, also called courgette is a perfect vegetable to eat on a ketogenic diet because is super low in carbs and nutrient dense.
Whether zucchini is or not in season, a meatless zucchini noodles keto gluten-free pasta alternative is always a great idea.
You may know that in a ketogenic diet you should keep an eye on the electrolyte intake.
Zucchini provides 295 mg potassium and only 3 grams carbohydrates per cup.
It is well known that zucchini is great for maintaining an optimal health and helps with weight loss, protecting against infections and many cardiovascular diseases.
How to make zucchini noodles – three ways
1.Use a spiralizer
A spiralizer is a tool used by many people in the keto community because it’s fairly easy to use and clean. You get different blades, so you can make different shapes of zucchini noodles without much effort. Just cut the zucchini ends, place it on the spiralizer and turn the handle to make zucchini noodles.
Using this tool make the perfect zucchini noodles, so it’s worth investing in a high-quality spiralizer.
Looks like a potato peeler but has small teeth on the blades that will help to cut the vegetables into thin strips. It is a more affordable tool and you might already have it in your kitchen.
Place the peeler at the end and move it towards to another end. Repeat this process on each side until you reach the core
To be honest, it was the first time using it. I’ve seen so many people being amazed by it so I had to give it a try. It does it job, meaning it turns zucchini into noodles but you need to put more effort than with the other tools. I am pretty satisfied with the results.
How to make perfect zucchini noodles?
What I love to do after I have the noodles is to sprinkle 1 tablespoon of pink salt and toss to cover well. Let them sit for at least 10 minutes. The salt will draw out some of the moisture and will make the vegetable pasta less soggy. Then I place them in a salad spinner to get rid of as much liquid as possible. This is such a genius tip.
The next important step is to sauté the keto noodles in 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter for just a few minutes.
Once you’ve done all the steps, it’s time to prepare the rich and creamy keto Alfredo sauce.
The serving size is 1/4 cup Alfredo sauce with 1 cup zucchini noodles.
High-fat Keto Alfredo Creamy Zucchini Noodles – Easy & Low Carb
- 4 medium Zucchini with Skin, Raw, Spiralized
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese
- 2 cups full-fat heavy cream
- 6 oz grated cheddar cheese/ parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a medium non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
- Add the cream cheese and heavy cream and mix well to incorporate the ingredients.
- Simmer for 5-6 minutes.
- Mix in the cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese.
- Add in the garlic, the fresh parsley and seasoning to taste.
- Serve 1 cup of zucchini noodles with 1/4 cup Alfredo Sauce.