Cheesy, Buttery, Garlicky Zucchini Aglio e Olio {Naturally Low Carb + Keto)

aglioeolioHave I ever told you how hard it was for me to quit pasta? I mean, I didn’t consume bowls of it every day, but it was my go-to at every restaurant. Growing up in an Italian family, pasta was a way of life. I can’t even count how many bowls of  macaroni and butter I had growing up, which as an adult, turned into bowls of penne and aglio e olio.

What’s aglio e olio? It means “garlic and oil” but it’s made a bunch of ways. For some reason unknown to me, some people throw chopped up black olives in with it, which taste like a bowl of little rubber tires. So safe to say, no olives are in my rendition. Instead, it’s loaded with the richest flavors of garlic, butter and parmesan, and I could eat bowls of this every single day.

Cheesy Zucchini Aglio e Olio
Serves 1
If you love garlicky, buttery pasta and want a low-carb version, try these zoodles in my aglio e olio sauce.
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  1. 2 cups zucchini noodles (zoodles)
  2. 1 tbsp garlic olive oil
  3. 3 tbsp salted butter
  4. 1 tbsp minced garlic
  5. 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  6. 1 tbsp chopped red pepper
  7. 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  8. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  9. 1/4 cup shaved asiago cheese
  10. Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  1. Over medium heat, melt butter and heat up garlic olive oil
  2. Once melted, add garlic, red pepper flakes and chopped red pepper. Saute for 1 minute (don't let the butter brown)
  3. Toss in the zoodles and let cook for 1-2 minutes, just until they get hot.
  4. Turn off heat and toss with basil and grated parmesan.
  5. Pour into a bowl and top with asiago cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

P.S. I won’t judge you if you drink the “broth”. I mean, look at it!


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