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Zoodles Primavera

Zoodles primavera is a creamy and delicious recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners! It’s extra colorful thanks to the zucchini noodles and vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and yellow squash.

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I don’t usually order pasta primavera at restaurants and I don’t have a good reason. Maybe it’s the “no meat” aspect. Maybe it’s because there are so many vegetables and when I go out, I want to treat myself. But lots of vegetables doesn’t mean a dish is less delicious; it just has more vegetables.

So why not go a step further and cut out the pasta? Zoodles to the rescue!

I bought a spiralizer a while ago and it’s been sitting in my pantry, waiting for me to open it. Once I finally took it out and got to spiralizng, I wondered what I had been waiting for. Making zoodles is so much fun!

I will always be a pasta lover but I can definitely make space for more zoodles in my life.

Zoodles Primavera

My zoodles primavera recipe includes lots of vegetables and RAGÚ® Family Size Classic Alfredo Sauce. RAGÚ Family Size Classic Alfredo Sauce is a thick, creamy Alfredo sauce that’s packed with Parmesan and Romano cheeses. It’s bursting with cheese flavor.

Add that cheesy flavor to the vegetables and you have a delicious dinner!

It is made with real cheese and fresh cream and will save you so much time – spend your time zoodling instead of making sauce. Also, RAGÚ Family Size Classic Alfredo Sauce is perfect size for large family meals or leftovers the next day.

I used a variety of my favorite vegetables for my zoodles primavera recipe but you could add any of your favorite veggies if you want.

Mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, and yellow squash add flavor and so much color to this dish.

Some cooking tips for you.

  • Once a zucchini has been spiralized, it starts to become watery. Very watery – droplets of water will form quickly. I usually place all of my noodles between some paper towels and press on them to absorb some of the water.
  • Zucchini noodles cook quickly – in under 2 minutes. I add the zoodles to the primavera when I’m done cooking the vegetables and have turned off the heat. The sauce is still very hot so the zoodles will cook even when the stove is off.

If you have any issues with your kids eating vegetables, have them help you make the noodles. My mom always said not to play with my food but I don’t see any harm in this cooking game!


Zoodles Primavera

Zoodles Primavera

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Zoodles primavera is a creamy and delicious recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners! It's extra colorful thanks to the zucchini noodles and vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and yellow squash.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, juilenned
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced yellow squash
  • 1 jar RAGÚ® Family Size Classic Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large zucchini, spiralized

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Then add the carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and yellow squash. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add the entire jar of RAGÚ®  Family Size Classic Alfredo Sauce, salt, and pepper. Combine with a spoon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Turn off the heat, add the zucchini noodles to the pan, and toss. Wait 2 minutes to serve.

Notes

 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g
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William Smith

Monday 7th of May 2018

A very different recipe! I love it!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Tuesday 24th of April 2018

It looks so creamy! Would love to try it for dinner tonight!

Sabrina

Tuesday 24th of April 2018

So many beautiful veggies in that creamy sauce....I think I might be in heaven!

Jen

Tuesday 24th of April 2018

I can see my kids devouring this right up! This is a "Mom Win" dinner right here!!

Dorothy at Shockinglydelish

Monday 23rd of April 2018

I love zoodles. I have always used tomato sauce with them. I can't wait to try this version!!

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