These keto cheesy zucchini noodles are pure comfort food that you can easily make in your air fryer. You only need 3 ingredients and in 15 minutes you have a big plate full of cheesy zucchini goodness! Each serving has only 4.9g net carbs!
You might also like these low carb pork chop fries in the air fryer!
Let me be upfront here. I initially wanted these to be like curly fries but the zucchini shrinks up too much and is too soft. However, it was simply delicious so I decided to post it anyway. These keto cheesy zucchini noodles were so tasty I ate it for lunch and dinner.
You only need three ingredients to make this low carb recipe and start to finish it takes about 15 minutes. So whenever you want some keto comfort food, grab your air fryer and make this dish. Each serving has 4.9g net carbs and makes for a yummy meatless dinner.
My favorite Spiralizer or veggie noodle maker
Below you can see my Paderno vegetable peeler. I use this to make a variety of noodles. Originally I thought this wider curly noodle would make great curly fries. And it would with a potato but I’m a low carber so no potato.
It has an assortment of blades to make different shapes but I find I make the one shown below the most. It’s very simple to use and you can spiralize everything from carrots to turnips to butternut squash.
If you don’t have a spiralzer you can just cut your zucchini into long julienne thin noodles and it will work just fine for this recipe. If your noodles come out thicker, you might have to bake them a little longer in the air fryer.
how to make cheesy zucchini noodles
First thing you want to do is make your zucchini noodles either using a spiralizer like my Paderno or just cut long, thin noodles with a knife. Next add them to a bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes. Using a paper towel, try to absorb any excess moisture from the zucchini and bowl.
Now you want to add the mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese. Mix well to make sure all the zucchini is coated. You can see above how the zucchini noodles have softened already.
How to cook the zucchini in the air fryer
Set the temperature to 400°F. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray and then place the cheesy zucchini noodles in it. Cook for 5-7 minutes until nice and brown like the picture below.
If you want to skip the microwave
You can skip precooking the zucchini in the microwave if you want. I do it to get out the extra moisture but they will also work if you just coat them with the mayo and cheese and then bake for a little extra time. Try 8 – 10 minutes if doing it this way.
Either way, check them along the way to make sure they don’t get to browned and are cooked through.
Other low carb vegetables to try prepared this way
If you find you like the flavor of this dish, it would be great with cauliflower and broccoli too. Of course you wouldn’t have noodles but you can cut them into smaller pieces and bake the same way. The length of time might be a bit longer.
You could also try turnip, celeriac or rutabaga noodles too. The mayo and cheese give them lots of flavor so even if you don’t normally like those vegetables you might like them prepared this way.
While this recipe didn’t come out the way I intended (zucchini fries) it did come out tasty so it made for a happy accident. I hope you give it a try. The nutritional information for 1 serving is:
210 calories / 16.3g fat / 6.9g carbs / 2g fiber / 10.1g protein = 4.9g net carbs
- 4 cups zucchini noodles
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Make your zucchini into noodles. Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Take a paper towel and try to absorb any moisture that might accumulate in tne bowl and zucchini.
- Mix the zucchini noodles, mayo and parmesan cheese. Make sure to coat the noodles well.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
- Place the noodles in the basket and cook at 400°F for 5-7 minutes. Check after 5 minutes to make sure they don't get too brown. If you noodles are thicker it make take longer.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Net Carbohydrates: 4.9g net carbsg