Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes & Cream

BIG NEWS: I no longer use my mandolin slicer to make zoodles (zucchini noodles). I bought this spiralizer from Amazon that a friend recommended. Amazing!!! So fun to use and so easy! I've searched for all sorts of new spiralized vegetable recipes. (I'm trying a sweet potato mac & cheese soon-stay tuned!). Anyway, totally worth the money. It makes the zoodles much more curly and solid, if that that makes sense.

Ok, so to the actual RECIPE. The sauce is divine (I don't use that word often), and I even substituted fat-free half-n-half for the heavy cream!!! The roasted tomatoes are juicy and delicious, the sauce is creamy and full of flavor, and the zoodles are fresh & yummy.

5-6 zucchini, made into zucchini noodles by using either a Spiralizer or a julienne slicer.
1 pint of yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 pint of red cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 shallot, minced
2 or 3 fresh thyme sprigs
small handful, chopped fresh basil
3/4 c heavy cream (I used fat-free half-n-half)
3/4 c of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Arrange the cherry tomatoes cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Spray all over with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

Heat the butter in a saute pan over medium low heat, when the butter is melted and starts to foam add the shallot, cook until softened. Scrape in the tomatoes and any juices that collected on the baking sheet. Add the thyme sprigs and pour in the cream (or half-n-half), I added half of the cheese by sprinkling it around the tomatoes and into the cream. Heat gently on low until it simmers. Turn off the heat and stir in basil.

In a larger saute pan, drizzle with olive oil and place your zucchini noodles on top, gently cooking and carefully tossing until just slightly wilted and still al dente, just a few minutes. Place zucchini noodles onto a serving platter and spoon the sauce right over the top, adding more parmesan cheese.

Original recipe found here.

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