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THREADS3 Posts: 2,072
8/17/11 12:04 P

Thank YOU DannielleMarie!

8/17/11 11:47 A

when I bought mine I looked locally and couldn't find them. I have a Prime account with amazon so never looked beyond them when I did order mine.

There is another brand that's less expensive but makes thinner noodles (angel hair as oppposed to spaghetti). I prefer the thicker noodles, the versatility of the pricier slicer, and the reviews are very mixed on the cheaper version.

THREADS3 Posts: 2,072
8/17/11 11:43 A

How much is the cutter on Amazon? Any where's else cheaper??

8/17/11 11:39 A

Yes, it has different for spaghetti sized noodles, one for thicker "curly fries", and one that makes thin ruffly "ribbons"

THREADS3 Posts: 2,072
8/17/11 11:28 A

Excellent ideas! Can't wait to be able to try them on my victims,! LOL

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,925
8/17/11 11:22 A

Speaking of gadgets: I bought a microwave pasta cooker on amazon. Basically, it's like a long, rectangular box, long enough to hold spaghetti. You'd think, why would you ever even use it? The thing has turned out to be extremely handy for me because, on my diet, I will have spaghetti. And everything else. As long as it doesn't exceed my calorie limit for the day, I'm fine.

What that box does is give you an easy way to make just one serving of pasta, with little fuss and preparation (no need to boil water in a pot, drain, etc.) It's the most awesome method for portion control when making pasta! And that's it, isn't it - portion control (=calorie control)!

8/17/11 10:10 A

I would love to try the spiral slicer, I just looked it up on amazon. I also, love zucchini, sounds great. Does the spiral slicer have different blades for different types of textures and cuts? Thanks for the post!

7/21/11 11:49 A

Oh I hope my gadget hurries up!! Cannot wait to try it!!

7/15/11 2:38 P


Itsone of my absolute favorite kitchen gadgets.

I hit the farm stand this morning and picked up a couple huge zucchinis! Had one for lunch with Alfredo sauce made from whirring cottage cheese smooth in a blender and adding parm cheese and seasonings. It was delicious!

7/15/11 2:09 P

I am so excited to try these methods! I ordered my spiral slicer today!

RUNKRISSY Posts: 281
7/15/11 9:05 A

For spaghetti squash, I cut in half, scoop out seeds, and bake (cut sides down) on a cookie sheet for 40 min. at 400 degrees. It naturally will look like spaghetti when you pull the flesh out with a fork.

I need to try the zucchini thing.

Edited by: RUNKRISSY at: 7/15/2011 (10:05)
7/15/11 8:41 A

I have never tried make zucchini noodles in advance. It literally takes one minute to make them so not difficult to do as needed. Might work though!

7/15/11 8:38 A

That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will have to give it a try!

SHERRY822 Posts: 3,739
7/15/11 12:14 A

I just use my vegetable peeler to make the zucchini ribbons. It works well. As for the spaghetti squash, I usually roast it in the oven, then use a fork to pull the "spaghetti" strands away from the walls of thew squash. Then serve it just as I would regular pasta. The zucchini makes an awesome Vegetable Lasagna. I serve it with a spinach filling, just add frozen spinach that has been drained very well to a mixture of ricotta and cottage cheese, an egg white, and some sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also add a little browned ground turkey, to the sauce.

Spread a small amount of sauce in the bottom of the pan, then a layer of zucchini, a layer of the cheese/spinach filling, and a layer of the meat sauce, and so on until the pan is full. Bake at 350*F, for about 25 minutes for a 9X13 sized cake pan.

7/14/11 10:22 P

Great info, thank you! I think I will give that a try this weekend! Do the "noodles" refrigerate well? I am wondering if I made extra if they would keep ok.

7/14/11 4:38 P

Oh as for cooking the zucchini noodles....

I usually make my veg/sauce in pan and just toss the zucchini noodles in and let them simmer in the sauce for a few minutes.

7/14/11 4:36 P

I have a spiral slicer I purchased from amazon. World Cuisine brand. LOVE that thing. It makes "real" noodles out of zucchini.

Spaghetti squash you just steam (cut in half first) or roast/bake (cut side down) until soft. Then scrape the flesh with a fork and it separates into strands.

I prefer zucchini as noodles. I like spaghetti squash but there is always that hint of squash taste (think pumpkin). Zucchini passes for pasta much better..especially if it's peeled. I don't usually peel it for myself but I do when serving it to my family.

MBG976 Posts: 338
7/14/11 4:27 P

Google on how to cook spaghetti squash(microwave or oven). When it's cooked, you shred the inside with a fork and it comes out very thin like pasta. I have a spiralizer that I got cheap, so I would use that if I wanted to make zucchini "pasta". You use a type of peeler to get it in ribbons. I would saute the zucchini until al dente and add the sauce. I'm not sure about boiling it.

Edited by: MBG976 at: 7/14/2011 (16:28)
7/14/11 4:18 P

I have read a few responses on here that mentioned using either spaghetti squash or zucchini to make noodles. Now my question is how? Do you cook like you would pasta, by boiling, etc? How can you get them to "look" like noodles?

They sound delicious and I am thinking that if I can get them to look like noodles, maybe my kids would eat them too!

Thank you in advance for any help on this!!

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