Zucchini Spaghetti with Pesto Low Carb Recipe
Zucchini Spaghetti

Keto Zucchini Spaghetti with Pesto

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This dish is packed with a great number of flavors and will surprise all pasta lovers. If you crave that warm-mouth-full feeling of eating spaghetti but want to stay away from carbs, this recipe is for you. There are so many layers of flavors and textures that really make your palate senses come alive.

This recipe is super easy to follow with just 2 simple steps:

Step 1: Prepare the Pesto sauce using this Parsley and Walnut Pesto recipe!

Step 2: Use a knife or a Hand Held Spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles then fry it and finally coat it with Pesto sauce.

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Low Carb

You can change this recipe using spaghetti squash or yellow squash. Or you can use the bags zucchini already cut into spaghetti shape to save some time. Most groceries stores now have this option.

To make this recipe a real winner, make sure not to overcook the zucchini. The 5 minutes of sautéing is really all that you need if you want to mimic the all dente texture of a nice pasta. Enjoy it!

If you want to increase the protein amount per serving, feel free to add bacon, ground beef or Parmesan meatballs.

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Parsley Walnut Pesto


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Zucchini Spaghetti with Pesto

A Spaghetti recipe of Zucchini noodles with the aroma of pesto perfect for dinner or lunch.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword zucchini noodles, zucchini noodles recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 226kcal
Author KetoVale Team


  • 3 zucchini (medium size, cut into spiral or spaghetti shape)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp walnuts chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Slice your zucchini into thin spaghetti-like strips.
    Cut zucchini into noodles shape
  • Heat the oil on a big, stainless steel frying pan. Sauté the zucchini strips for around 5 minutes over high heat to make it a little crispy. Stir well with some salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the zucchini to a pasta bowl and generously pour in the pesto sauce. Garnish with some walnuts and Parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Spaghetti with Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 104mg4%
Potassium 789mg23%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 627IU13%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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