Marinara Zoodles

As demonstrated in the “Oodles of Zoodles” episode of Live It – August 2018

Watch the episode here.

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  • 2 large or 4 small zucchini, spiralized  
  • ½–1 jar (24 oz) marinara sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 oz whole wheat spaghetti noodles (optional)


Stove Top Instructions

  1. If using pasta, cook according to package instructions. The addition of pasta to this recipe will help absorb any excess liquid from the zucchini noodles (also called zoodles). 
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zoodles and cook for 3–5 minutes, or until crisp tender. 
  3. Add sauce and continue cooking until sauce is heated through and zoodles have reached desired consistency. Add cooked pasta, if you’re using it, and serve immediately. 


Crock Pot Instructions

  1. Add the zoodles to the Crock Pot.
  2. Cover with marinara sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 2–3 hours.
  4. If desired, or if marinara zoodles have too much extra liquid, add cooked pasta. Stir gently to combine. Alternately, uncooked pasta may be added during the last 30–40 minutes of cooking. 
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size is ¼ recipe

Calories  155

Total Fat  4.4 g

Saturated Fat  0.3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  1 g

Monounsaturated Fat  2 g

Cholesterol  0 mg

Sodium  406 mg

Potassium  332 mg

Carbohydrate  25 g

Fiber  5 g

Sugars  11 g

Protein  6 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit