We love this delicious faux-pasta recipe when you are craving a decadent pasta dish! Healthy zucchini noodles are high in fiber, water, phytochemicals and vitamins and when you mix them together with this delicious creamy sauce are creamy, cheesy, low-carb, and satisfying! Takes just minutes to prepare! Enjoy in confidence!
1 pound zucchini
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1.5 ounces cream cheese room temperature
1 Tablespoon low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
*Use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler to make zucchini noodles. (Vegetti and Paderno spiralizers recommended)
*Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
*Add zucchini noodles to pan and saute for about 5 minutes.
*Remove noodles to serving dish.
*Add cream cheese, sour cream and Parmesan cheese to pan and stir to combine.
*Pour sauce over noodles and toss to combine.
*Top with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Total servings 4, Nutrition facts per 1 serving:
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Total Fat 7g
Use low-fat cheese and sour cream to cut back on the calories and [fat] to keep the recipe South Beach compliant [and bariatric compliant].
Author: Marjory Pilley
Recipe and photo courtesy of Dinner-mom.com
Bracketed side notes per Misti Gueron MS, RDN for the Khalili Center