Monday, July 15, 2019

Zoodle Scampi (Summer Squash, Garlic, Olive Oil and Butter)

I really don't eat much seafood folks, but I ~do love~ olive oil, butter and garlic:@) So when my son brought me some beautiful yellow squash from his garden I thought I'd try a simple Zoodle Scampi. Oh boy, that was a good idea! Is there someone in your life that says he doesn't care for zucchini? This scampi might just change his mind, it has a ton of flavor and cooks up in no time. This would be perfect with grilled or rotisserie chicken, but I grabbed a fork and called it a light vegetarian lunch. Tip: When I want garlic to be a primary flavor I like to use my garlic press.

Zoodles are great for low carb, but if there's room in your diet for some pasta too, 
go ahead and make this a Zoodle-N-Noodle side dish:@)

Zoodle Scampi
For each 6-7"-ish crook neck squash or zucchini, zoodled:
onion, a few very thin slices
drizzle of olive oil-maybe 2 tsp
pat of butter-maybe 2 tsp
garlic, a large clove-either minced or pressed-I used my garlic press
a couple shakes of crushed red pepper
S&P to taste
fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Heat olive oil and butter in skillet, add onion and cook slowly until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, cook for a minute.
  3. Add zoodles and a hearty pinch of S&P.
  4. Cook until desired level of doneness. I like my squash to still have some bite so I only cook it for a couple minutes. 
  5. If you feel it needs a little more butter when done... um, add it:@)
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


  1. Sounds delicious and it is keto compliant. Win!

  2. Yummy! One of my favorite dishes :)

  3. These noodles sound so good Lynn and I will have to try and make them this summer. I bet the garlic and red pepper flakes give it a lot more flavor.

  4. Yum! I have made something similar with zucchini, I must try it with squash!

  5. I’m like Jenna and have made this with zucchini, but not yellow squash. I’ll have to get my spiralizer out and make these flavorful zoodles.

  6. The color of the squash is beautiful Lynn!

  7. That sounds delicious! I just got a zoodle maker for my birthday and have been having so much fun making all sorts of recipes with it. Pinned.


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