Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes


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So, we’re on the tail end of zucchini and tomato season and it’s time to get down to business and talk about Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes.

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

My mom called a few days ago (again) and told me she had picked 7 GIANT zucchinis that day. What? How does that happen? She has a serious green thumb and I’m here like, why did my rosemary and mint just shrivel up and die? And those are 2 herbs that are supposed to stay alive no matter what!?!  I’m a plant killer. One day I’ll learn that plants actually need water and when I leave town for days on end, they aren’t going to water themselves.

But today’s not that day, and I’m leaving the “green-thumbing” in our family up to my mom. I’ll just go visit her and raid the garden and pretend that I’m eating the rewards from all of my hard gardening labor.

Anyways…… zucchini. It’s going crazy And I’m literally devestated that tomato season is almost over. So today I’ve got the perfect recipe to use up the last of it before it goes away for the season. Zucchini Noodles. Boom. With blistered tomatoes and grated cheese. Hello? Yes please. I live by handy dandy little spiralizer these days and I’m not sorry about it!

Ever have those nights that you just need to eat something light yet filling because you have to squeeze into a dress the next day or you just want to give you body a bit of a break. Ladies, I know you feel my pain. Guys, I know that totally happens to you all the time. Getting dressed in the morning is tough work and we all just wanna look good. Am I right? This is the answer. It’s a quick and simple lunch or dinner that is going to rock your world. Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes.

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

This crazy addictive Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes dish is made up of lightly sautéed zucchini noodles that are with some finely cut onions and garlic, topped with roasted cherry tomatoes that have been in the oven long enough to just barely burst open, and a sprinkle of Pecorino cheese. To.Die.For.

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Shaved parmesan cheese to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Distribute the cherry tomatoes evenly on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the baking sheet into the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes until the cherry tomatoes just start to burst. Remove the baking sheet and set aside.
  • Using a spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini into noodles.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini noodles to the onion and garlic mixture and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the cherry tomatoes to the zucchini noodles and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  • Dust the top of the noodles with the shaved cheese and serve.

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  1. Helen Kennedy

    Sounds a great recipe for my fast days, when I’m limited to 500 calories for the whole day.

    • Gaby

      totally!! I use it all the time when I’m trying to keep my eating light!

    • Helen Kennedy

      Just made it – yummy! Now trying hard to restrain myself and not eat the portion I’ve set aside for my hub… Can’t wait for my julienne cutter to arrive from Amazon so I can cut better noodles!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I just happen to have a ton of cherry tomatoes and I love zuke noodles! Perfect reminder to make them!

  3. Marie Whytsell

    I love zuc and this sounds promising. My problem is with the cheese. I am not familiar with nor have I seen either. I generally skip recipes where this happens without a note but would like to try this one. What is a similar, more common cheese?

  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    Now I need one of those spiral things. This salad looks beautiful.

    • Gaby

      it’s going to rock your world! I’ve been “spiralizing” since last week NON-STOP!

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    I want one of those inspiralizers!!!! Love this!! I bet it would be great for fall veggies too. YUM

  6. Monika

    I have never heard of a spiralizer but I am going to go and look for one today, so I can continue to enjoy my zucchini! This looks light and beautiful and just perfect.

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Simple and summery, with heaps of tomatoes and cheese… just how I like my zucchini noodles! This is a big bowl o’ love, Gaby!

    • Gaby

      anything with heaps of tomatoes and cheese is a winner in my book 🙂

  8. ashley – baker by nature

    This is such a perfect (and beautiful!) meal, Gaby. I could eat those roasted tomatoes for daaaaaays!

    • Gaby

      Ditto!! I’m crying just thinking of the summer tomatoes going away!

  9. Julie @ Table for Two

    I’m a plant killer too 🙂 we were sent a rosemary bush for a housewarming and we killed that entire bush in a week. yeah, brown, shriveled/dried up leaves. haha, so depressing!! this my friend, however, looks like it’d un-depress me 🙂

  10. Lindsay

    Can’t wait to make this! That spiralizer is DEFINITELY going on my registry! 😉

  11. Aggie

    I’ve had my spiralizer for a year and never used it – criminal!!! This looks amazing!!l

    • Gaby

      Omg once you start you’ll never stop – I’ve been spiralizing EVERYTHING since last week

  12. Des

    This is so pretty! And blistered tomatoes sign me up! PS I’m jealous of your mom’s green thumb because, I am in Seattle too and when I planted zucchini last year I got one. ONE. O.N.E. AND to top it off the squirrels got to it before I could pick it.

  13. Jan

    This looks really delicious and healthy! I’m going to try it but I have a gadget that is soooo easy to use and is cheaper than a spiralizer. Makes “julienneing” easy. Check out the Zyliss Julienne Peeler on Amazon. About $8 or $9!!

    • Gaby

      oh man! I wish I had seen that before 🙂 Thanks for the heads up

  14. Mary Clay Kline @ Cooking with the King

    I am a big, big fan of this one. So simple; so elegant!

  15. Heather Christo

    The second i get home I am making these. I love that zucchini can look so incredibly tempting!!

  16. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    I’m all about zucchini noodles and have also done raw carrot and parsnip noodles. All are fabulous! Especially when tossed with some beautiful tomatoes and cheese (lots and lots of cheese!)

  17. Ali @ Inspiralized

    Love that you’re giving zucchini noodles the spotlight here! What a simple yet yummy dish. Great post!

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  20. Josie

    I love your post…We have the same taste. I love to buy kitchen tools like your Spiralizer but what I bought was the Procizion Vegetable Spiral Slicer at the Amazon . First time I use it, it was amazing…Good thing I bought one – now I’m hassle free when I cook.

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  23. monika

    I am a zucchini lover, and since being turned on to the spiralizer by you, we love, love, love these noodles!

  24. Tay

    This looks so good! I have a couple giant zucchini’s. Could I prep the zucchini’s the night before??

    • Gaby

      probably best to prep right before making as zucchini can oxidize and dry out