Spiralized Zucchini Pasta alla Puttanesca (Cherry Tomatoes and Olives)

This zoodles recipe is my low carb take on the Italian restaurant favorite Pasta alla Puttanesca using zucchini pasta instead of spaghetti! Tossed with sauteed tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers and basil, this dish is ready in 25 minutes!

two bowls of Spiralized Zucchini Pasta (aka. Zoodles) alla Puttanesca sprinkled with fresh basil and parmesan

Before we talk about this zoodles recipe, tell me, have you heard of pasta alla puttanesca before? And do you know what it means in Italian? I won’t tell if you don’t.

But I’ll give you hint: putta = prostitute. Oops, I said it, couldn’t resist.

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Can you imagine yourself asking for prostitute spaghetti in a restaurant – preferably a fancy one – without laughing? Ha, I’m happy we didn’t translate this one in English!

The traditional ingredients of this delicious pasta dish are garlic, tomatoes, olives, and capers. And also anchovies, but I skipped these because I really can’t stand them!

Other than that, this recipe for zoodles alla puttanesca is pretty true to the traditional one.

Have I mentioned that we do not use pasta? To keep things healthy, we make this classic Italian dish with zucchini pasta aka. zoodles.

I just love how you can turn a calorie and carb heavy meal into something light and healthy using veggie noodles.

For this zoodles recipe, I used my Spiralizer (that I highly recommend!) but you can also make zucchini noodles with a julienne slicer or a mandoline slicer if that’s what you have on hand!

Enjoy this healthy Italian zoodles recipe – it’s classic and elegant, despite the name  🙂

a fork twirling zucchini noodles alla puttanesca in a white bowl (zoodles recipe)

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Spiralized Zucchini Pasta alla Puttanesca - a delicious Italian pasta meal made skinny, featuring cherry tomatoes and olives
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Spiralized Zucchini Pasta alla Puttanesca (Cherry Tomatoes and Olives)

This zoodles recipe is my low carb take on the Italian restaurant favorite Pasta alla Puttanesca using zucchini pasta instead of spaghetti! Tossed with sauteed tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers and basil, this dish can be on the table in 25 minutes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword clean eating, healthy Italian recipes, low carb dinner ideas, pasta alla puttanesca, zoodles recipes, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini peeled
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 9 oz cherry tomatoes 255 g, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 small chilies seeds removed, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp baby capers
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives about 12 olives
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves lightly packed, chopped (measured before being chopped)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated - to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. Using your spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. If you don't have one, you can use a julienne slicer or a mandoline slicer. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add tomatoes, garlic, chili, capers, and olives. Sauté for about 30 seconds. Add 1 tablespoon of water, cover with a lid and cook on low-medium for about 4 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Turn off the heat, stir in basil and zucchini pasta. Toss to coat zucchini noodles with tomato mixture. Season if needed. Serve immediately and sprinkle with grated parmesan.

Recipe Notes

I prefer my zuchini noodles raw but you can also cook them with the tomato mixture for no more than 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts
Spiralized Zucchini Pasta alla Puttanesca (Cherry Tomatoes and Olives)
Amount Per Serving (1 /2)
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 585mg 24%
Potassium 1029mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 56.8%
Vitamin C 163.7%
Calcium 17.6%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Zoodles alla Puttanesca | This zoodles recipe is my low carb take on the Italian restaurant favorite Pasta alla Puttanesca using zucchini pasta instead of spaghetti! Tossed with sauteed tomatoes, garlic, olives, capers and basil, this dish can be on the table in 25 minutes! #zoodles, #realfood, #cleaneating, #lowcarb, #Italianrecipes

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1 Comments
  1. Oh yes! Puttanesca is my favorite pasta sauce and I usually pair it with roasted spaghetti squash – zoodles are a brilliant idea as well and I cannot wait to try your recipe. The pictures of this dish look absolutely fabulous!

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