Main Dish | August 28, 2018

Caprese Zoodles

Caprese Zoodles are a must!! How can you turn down easy, healthy delicious meal- I mean fresh basil, fresh creamy mozzarella and garden tomatoes? Done in minutes?

caprese zoodles in copper skillet


The beautiful thing about zoodles, besides how healthy they are, is that they take literally minutes to make. Especially with this amazing KitchenAid® Spiralizer Attachment. Its hooks up easily to the stand mixer (isn’t this matte white mini SO DANG CUTE?) insert the veggie (or fruit)  and turn it on. The veggie or fruit is sliced in seconds. If you follow Oh So Delicioso on instagram, you’ve probably seen the many instastories demonstrating how easy and beautiful this stand mixer and attachment is, also how much my kids love it :)

There are many spiralizers out there, but none can spiralize like this one- especially when it comes to veggies like sweet potatoes. 

white KitchenAid with spiralizer attachment


My kids have been having a ball cutting apples all day long. I think I’ve bought 3 bags of apples this last week, no joke. One of the best things is how EASY it is to clean up too. KitchenAid has made this attachment really user friendly and cleaning friendly.

Here’s how easy it is to attach and set your vegetable.

  1. Remove metal “KitchenAid” silver cover for the attachment hole.
  2. Insert attachment to KitchenAid and secure.
  3. Insert blade of choice (if desired to peel, that is a separate blade you also insert onto serializer alone with your slicing blade)
  4. Insert prongs at the attachment end nearest to KitchenAid. (this will hold the vegetable) 
  5. Trim zucchini (or vegetable/fruit) to the length of Sprializer, It cannot be any longer than between the prongs and the blades. 
  6. Center vegetable/fruit on to the prongs and push it in.
  7. On opposite end push the black lever back to adjust the blade- move blade up to where it slightly presses into vegetable/fruit.
  8. Turn on you machine to slow-medium slow speed.

zucchini spiralized into noodles


I know pictures don’t tell it all so in this short video, I demo how easy and quick the KitchenAid® Spiralizer slices those noodles right up!

For the caprese zoodles you’ll need only a few ingredients!

  1. A few zuchinnis
  2. Your favorite bottle of pesto
  3. Fresh basil, red ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella

THAT’S IT! maybe a little S&P

fresh mozzarella, pesto, zoodles, cherry tomatoes, and white KitchenAid

Caprese Zoodles in 4 easy Steps:

  1. Steam Zoodles for only a few minutes
  2. Add a few TBS of your favorite pesto
  3. Toss with sliced cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
  4. Allow to eat though for a few minutes so the cheese gets all melty and the tomatoes soften

zoodles in skillet

This dish is really filling and satisfying alone, however one of my favorites is to add grilled chicken on the side. Try grilling this lemon lime marinated chicken to go with. The flavors are perfect together.

plated caprese zoodles with grilled chicken

5 from 1 vote
Caprese Zoodles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Easy, fast spiraled caprese zoodles with fresh mozzarella, pesto, basil and cherry tomatoes. Healthy delicious recipe!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese zoodles
Servings: 4
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2-3 med Zucchini you'll need about 3 cups spiralized noodles
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 5 large basil leaves chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Spiralize zucchini until you have 3-4 cups zoodles

  2. In a skillet add noodles and water to pan. Bring to a boil and allow to steam for about 3-5 minutes. you want the noodles to be al dente. Not soggy, but tender with a little bite to them. Different spiralizers slice in different sizes, so the steaming time may vary depending on thickness. add more water if more time is needed, Drain water if less time is needed and water remains.

  3. Add zoodles back to skillet on med-high heat (if you drained access water) stir in basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Allow to sit in hot pan for a few minutes and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

If using KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachement I used the "fine" spiralizing blade.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Zoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 509mg22%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 17.6mg21%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is such a flavorful delight! I am able to use almost all ingredient straight from my garden. The mozzarella really does give it that extra boost of goodness. Thanks for sharing this with the world! Even my 18 month old baby was asking for more and she is a picky eater!