EASY Marbled Lollipop Cookies Recipe

Have you ever made cookie pops with lollipops? They are so easy and fun and I thought I’d take them up a notch by making them with easy marbled sugar cookie dough.

Made these this weekend. So easy and the sugar cookie recipe is DELICIOUS. Easy flower cookie pops

I’m excited to be sharing this as  part of a National Craft Month celebration hosted by 100 Directions. I really can’t resist Fun Food I think it’s because it happily combines my cooking and crafty sides.

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I really can’t resist Fun Food I think it’s because it happily combines my cooking and crafty sides.

These are the cutest and so easy. Great lollipop cookies perfect for parties and more. Great recipe and tutorial.

This cookie dough recipe is one of my favorites it tastes great and cuts out shapes wonderfully. When you add the suckers they give the cookies a fun little stained glass window effect and of course you have the built in handle!

Works great! Super fun sugar cookie lollipops. Made these for a birthday party and they were great

World’s Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • Food Coloring (I like this gel kind)
  • Lollipops (I’ve used Trader Joe’s suckers as well as these mini ones)


  1. Mix flour, baking soda and cream of tartar in a small mixing bow.
  2. Cream sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract together with a mixer in a separate bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. If wanting to dye the dough separate out into groups. Add a food coloring until you reach your desired color. I do it in the mixer starting with the lighter color but if you’re doing very different colors it might be worth wiping down or even washing the bowl and paddle in between since sometimes small bits of food coloring isn’t obvious.
  5. Divide into at least 2 balls. If you’re coloring them you’re probably good this is just so you can work with a smaller amount of dough at a time.
  6. Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours.
  7. Roll out dough as thin as you can and layer the second color on top. It’s okay if it doesn’t come up in a nice sheet it will still look fun. Roll into a long tube. Cut arosss to make discs. Press down with a rolling pin and roll a until it’s barely bigger than your cookie cutter. My discs were about 1 inch thick. And then you want to make it about 1/4 an inch thick before you are ready to cut.
  8. Cut in desired shapes.
  9. To make the pops lay a lollipop on top of your cookie, no need to press just lay it where you want.
  10. Bake at 375 F for 7-8 minutes.

It's a keeper these are so yummy and easy. DIY flower cookie lollipop recipe and tutorial

I love how the hard candy melts and makes kind of a glass center in the cookie. The kids think these are the coolest too!

Made these lollipop cookies for the kiddo's class and they all loved them. The cookie recipe is delicious and really easy to make

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Hands down the best oven fried chicken recipe. I make this for family dinner all the time and it turns out great.

Get’s crispy and tastes like deep fried chicken but just cooked in the oven with a tiny bit of butter.

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World’s BEST Meat Lasagna Recipe

I make a super good lasagna. It’s a fact. It’s rich and flavorful and cheesy and a mouthful of comfort food in every bite.

Made this last night SO good. Definitely the best meat lasagna recipe. Really good dinner comfort meal and also freezer friendly

A few weeks ago when I made it last my sister announced that she just going to stop ordering lasagna and just make me make it whenever she feels the pull. So this is for her. “I’m not your kitchen slave make your own lasagna ;)”

Wow this is amazing. Made this meat lasagna recipe twice now. Great family dinner and freezes well too

Okay I’ll probably keep making her lasagna because like with all of her food luring the second she says “you know what sounds good” my brain is like “yes we NEEEEED that…NOW.” So this is for the rest of you that can’t psychologically manipulate me into making you lasagna.

Oh man this is good. Can't wait to make this meat lasagna recipe again. Best dinner ever and freezes for an easy weeknight meal

Best Meat Lasagna Recipe

Makes enough to fill a 9×13 inch pan.


  • 8-10 Lasagna noodles cooked (or not if you use no boil noodles)
  • 6 C Marinara Sauce (your favorite homemade or store bought about 1 C per layer)
  • 1 lbs Mild Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 C Mozzarella
  • 4 C Bachemel Sauce (recipe below)
    • 4 TBS Butter
    • 5 TBS Flour
    • 4 C Milk
    • 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
    • onion powder (about 1/2 tsp) adjust to taste
    • nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp) adjust to taste
    • garlic salt (1-2 tsp) adjust to taste
    • pepper (about 1/8 tsp) adjust to taste
    • Italian seasoning (about 1 TBS) adjust to taste
  • 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese (this is in addition to the bachemel)

Hands down the best lasagna recipe I've tried. Turns out perfect every time and freezes great for an easy weeknight meal


  1. Cook pasta if needed.
  2. Brown sausage and drown excess drippings.
  3. Make Bachemel sauce by melting butter in a large pan over medium high heat.
  4. Mix in flour and cook for a minute stirring.
  5. Turn heat down to medium low and whisk in milk slowly making sure to incorporate and minimize any flour lumps.
  6. Add in cheese and seasoning. Start conservatively with the seasonings and add until it suits your taste.
  7. Cook until thick enough that it will hold it’s shape when you swipe some off a spoon dipped into the sauce.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Assemble the lasagna as pictured above.
  10. Bake at 450 F for 30-45 minutes.
  11. Broil to brown the top if desired.
  12. Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving if you want it to set. We’re always too impatience and just eat it right away.

Finally a meat lasagna recipe that the whole family loves. Great recipe and freezes great.

Aww shoot just writing this up has given me the “I need lasagna” bug again. Luckily I have a small dish of it in the freezer from last time I made this. A half of this recipe is perfect for a small family. If you want use two 8×8 pans and freeze one for later. I love those aluminum pans that you can bake in and toss when you’re done.

It's a keeper. This is super good and freeze great. Probably the best meat lasagna recipe I've tried. Will be making it again.

I hope you give it try it is one of our family’s all time favorite recipes. It really is so good.

Hands down the best lasagna recipe. Already made it twice and it freezes nicely for an easy weeknight dinner of meat lasagna.

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16 Delicious GREEN Recipes and Block Party

It’s time to start thinking about green recipes. Whether it’s green eggs and ham or green like a shamrock I’ve got 16 delicious green recipes to share today.

Tons of great recipes for Green Food perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Many are dye free and family friendly.

BEST Easy Guacamole | Thin Mint Truffles | Healthier Fettuccine Alfredo | Skinny Shamrock Shake | St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn | Clover Cut Sandwich | St. Patrick’s Day Muddy Buddies | Apple Snickers Delight | Grasshopper Dessert | Green Eggs and Ham Fritattas | Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps | Mint Popcorn | Avocado Pesto Zoodles | Mint Chocolate Lofthouse Copycats | Pea Soup | St. Patrick’s Day Oreos

St. Patrick’s Day was has always been a big holiday in our house. Even before pinterest had all moms feeling like they had to make every random holiday an event with special food and treats, we always knew that on St. Patrick’s day we would wear green (often a new garment or accessory), we’d have Corned Beef and Cabbage (my dad’s all time favorite meal), and we’d be drinking green lemonade. I could not resit but share some of my favorite green food ideas that you guys have shared in the last few link parties they all look SO tasty!

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings as today’s hosts. And can you tell I’ve been craving chocolate?

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20 Scrumptious Dessert Recipes and Block Party

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  I hope that you had a great day filled with loved ones!!  There were so many wonderfull dessert linked up that I thought that we all could use a new, yummy recipes.  Check out these 20 dessert that will have your mouth watering!
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10 Tips for Meal Planning Success + Parmesan Zoodles Recipe

chicken parm disclosure

Whether to it’s reign in the budget or to keep the calories in check I’ve found meal planning to be key to helping us eat at home. #MangiaTonight #CollectiveBias 

Great tips and tricks for family meal planning to save money and eat healthier. Reclaim family dinner.Since both of us work from home it’s a real struggle not to want to eat out every night. We want to “do” something, to make it an event but eating out daily is just too expensive. Plus I don’t know about you but I always over eat and order way more unhealthy foods than what we eat at home. And the thing is, we enjoy the food I cook and with a little thought it’s easy to make even meals at home something to look forward to. For me if I have a meal plan for the week that I have shopped for I’m WAY more likely to eat at home and stick to the plan. So today I’m sharing 10 tips for meal planning success.

1. Pay attention to the family schedule (and special events).

Each week look and think about what this week has in store for you. Are there weekly activities like the soccer or piano that will occupy your time? What time will you be getting home? How much time do you really have that day to prep dinner? Factor all of that in when you are selecting your meal for that day. Also think about if you have any special events that will change your normal schedule or that might have you eating out (whether this is grabbing a bite after being out for the evening or eating at the home of relatives).

How to meal plan. 10 awesome tips and a great recipe for zoodles everyone will love.

2. Make a list or pinterest board of recipes.

I highly suggest making yourself a few pinterest boards. One for tried and true recipes that you would happily make again. You can even upload your own picture to represent a family favorite that isn’t somewhere on the internet. For example if you guys enjoy taco night, next time you have tacos snap a picture and upload it to your board so when you’re planning it’s right there in front of you. Also make at least one for recipes you want to try. I have a few including yummy savory ideas, seafood recipes, and crock pot recipes.  You can also just make yourself lists but I find pinterest is so easy since it’s visual and I’m always finding stuff I want to try throughout the week and I just pin them as I see them.

Free meal planning printables and 10 tips for meal planning and family dinner

3.Take advantage of pre-made and convenience foods.

Whether you are using something like this new Bertolli Chicken Parm Bakes or even a my freezer friendly enchilada recipe that you had in your freezer, I recommend using some just heat up type of options. I found the Chicken Parmigiani Bake as well as lot of other yummy looking Bertolli frozen family dinners for a great price at Smiths.  There are so many great convenience foods these days that are just as simple as popping in the oven or heating in a skillet. I use a few every week. I like to pair them with a little something extra so for this meal I used frozen chicken parmesan that just needed to be baked as well as frozen bread dough that I let rise and I sprayed with oil and sprinkled with seasoning. Then I paired them with some basic zoodles for me and a comb of zoodles and traditional pasta for my husband and we had a delightful complete meal.

Delicious and healthy zucchini noodle recipes. Zoodles are so easy, super healthy, low calorie and fast to make. Great recipe.

Basic Zoodles (2 serving)

  • 3-4 medium zucchini cut into noodles (see this post for how I do that)
  • Garlic Salt to taste (I do a couple good shakes)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Spray oil
  • 1 tsp butter (optional)
  • 2 tsp grated Parmesan

In a nonstick skillet (nonstick is VERY important) over medium high heat spray with oil and saute the zucchini noodles until cooked through. I like mine softer but it’s totally a matter of preference.If it’s your first time making zoodles just taste it often to see when you like it. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to your plate. Top each serving with 1 tsp grated Parmesan. Feel free to eat as is or mix with pasta noodles for more traditional pallets.

I'm obsessed these 10 minute parmesan zucchini noodles are soooo easy and delicious. I've made them once a week since I discovered this recipe.

4. Try to shop once for everything you need for the week.

I found the frozen chicken Parmesan and the zucchini for this meal all at my local Smiths and tried to grab everything else I needed for the week while I was there. I know that for me if I have the ingredients, especially produce or fresh meat I’m more likely not to decide to eat out since I’m worried about them going bad. Likewise if you’re using any frozen items that will need to thaw, take them out and put them in the refrigerator the night before so you limit your excuses for the next day.

Bertolli Chicken Parm Bakes

5. Be willing to be flexible

I think it’s important to assign specific meals to days since this helps me think in concrete terms about our schedule and if anything needs to be thawed or thrown in the crock pot. BUT if you get home at the end of the day and just don’t feel like what’s on the menu by all means switch for one of the other days’ meals. After all you did all your shopping already so you can easily make that swap.

6. Plan on an “eat out” or “leftovers” day.

We love eating out so I always plan in an eat out day. Sometimes it’s connected to an event and sometimes it’s just there for when we feel like we have to get out of the house or I just don’t feel like cooking that night. Likewise I know lots of people account for eating leftovers for a day or two. If you are leftover eaters (we aren’t, leftovers die a slow death in our fridge) then by all means factor that in.

Delicious but light low calorie chicken parmesan. Great Parmesan zoodle zucchini noodle recipe

7. Try to plan some double duty meals.

I like to plan means that work overtime. I think the easiest way of doing this is by making some crock pot meat early in the week and then repurposing it into a meal later in the week. It’s simple to turn a roast (or really any kind of meat) into tacos, Stroganof, enchiladas, or even soup. Another easy idea is to make a double batch of your favorite freezer friendly meals (like my Stuffed Shells or Knock off Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana) and then freeze a batch for a later week.

8. Build in diversity and make it an event.

I think one of the biggest reasons people fall off of meal planning is that they get into a rut. Make sure to try new things. This is where those pinterest boards come in handy. Just allow yourself more time when trying a recipe for the first time and I always like to serve it along size something tried and true just in case. We are huge foodies. The baby is a GREAT eater and I think a big part of that is that we make dinner an event. We look forward to it, we all eat the same thing, we talk about the food, and of course we try to make everything we eat and serve our little one delicious. When you’re busy it’s easy to just forget to value meal time so that is a perfect oppertunity to use the pre-made stuff like the chicken Parmesan in these pictures or a previously homemade dish. That way you can really focus on a whole meal and time together and enjoy the food!

Chicken parmesan and zucchini noodles. Great parmesan zoodle recipe in just 10 minutes

9. Keep your eyes on the goal.

Remember how much you will save. By eating at home even if you’re very spendy with ingredient you’ll save tons of money over eating out even if eating out is just fast food. You will also be saving your health. Whether you are content with your weight or trying to cut some calories, when you do the cooking you know exactly what goes into it and you can make sure that you feed your family veggies and a balance of nutrients. Also with the crazy serving sizes at restaurants these days is SO hard not to over eat even if you’re sure the particular foods are good options.

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10. Write it down.

Last but most importantly write it down. Every week I sit down at the computer and write out my weekly menu. I actually send it out in my newsletters with links to the recipes on Thursdays this helps me to stay accountable and it’s just fun to share. When I’m at the store I pull it up on my phone. A lot of times I write my list on good old paper since I’m totally a paper and pen girl. I even made these meal planning printable that you can use as well. Sometimes I’ll snap a photo of my plan and share it on Instagram. People love it. Whether you want to be public or not you should definitely write down your meal plan. Personally I highly recommend sharing it with someone even if that is just someone in your household, but really I bet your friends would love to see it on social media typed up or as a pic!

I hope those ideas were helpful. For even more help I’ve made a printable meal planning sheet. This is available to my newsletter subscribers. Just go ahead and subscribe below in the teal box and once you confirm your email you will receive code to access the printable!

Love these awesome meal planning tips and free printable. bonus easy healthy recipe

Tell me how you are ready to get your meal planning under control will you start with a few convenience foods, new pinterest boards, let me know! And remember you can find Bertolli items at some of the lowest prices of the year in a Kroger or Kroger banner store near you. Kroger banners include Fred Meyer, Smiths, Frys, Dillions, King Soopers, City Market, and QFC. Find a store near you.

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World’s Best Guacamole Recipe

This my friends is hands down The BEST Guacamole recipe. In fact it may even be the best guac you’ll ever eat even including fancy (or fantastically divvy) restaurants!

This guacamole recipe is so good I've made it the last 3 weekends! Perfect party food or game day dip.

Since before I was married my hubby has raved about Jana’s guacamole. He reported times where she’d make the boys a batch and he’d eat it all up. Every guac was compared to hers and nothing was good enough. Well a couple years ago when she was extremely pregnant he called her up and asked her to teach me the secrets of the guac. Yup he’s THAT guy ha!

This guacamole recipes is so delicious and easy. i get asked for the recipe every time I make it.

We went over with all the ingredients and now I can say with confidence that I too can make the best guacamole I have ever tasted. I’m not a chunky veggie girl but I love this. Now I will share the recipe with you. It sounds basic but it’s delicious. You do need to taste as you go to see if you want more of anything but here is the base recipe adjust it to your liking.

Hands down the best guacamole I've ever had. Everyone asks for the recipe whenever I bring it to parties or game nights. Best appetizer ever.

  • 2 small roma tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 tsp garlic
  • 1 TBS lime juice (adjust this to your taste)
  • 1-2 tsp veganaise (I’m linking it on amazon so you can see what it looks like but they only have cases most grocery stores carry it nowadays or you can use sour cream or plain yogurt but I do think the veganaise flavor is special)
  1. Roast the tomatoes and jalapeno. To do that just stick them on a skillet and burn them on all sides, set aside to cool
  2. Chop onion, tomatoes, jalapeno and garlic very fine. (you can do bigger pieces if you like it chunky). Set aside.
  3. Mash avocados and 1 tsp veganaise into whatever bowl you want to use.
  4. Add tomatoes, onions, garlic and 1/2 of the jalapeno to the avocado mixture.
  5. Mix it all up. Salt to taste. Add more of the jalapeno if you want more kick (after you taste it). Add more veganaise if you want it creamier.

This guacamole is so easy and delicious you won't believe the secret ingredient

Some times I add hot sauce, cilantro, and some onion powder. But this is one of those things where I add the ingredients in increments and taste and adjust. Do roast the veggies it makes all the difference.

Best guacamole recipe ever. I've made it every weekend since I discovered it.

Enjoy. I know it looks like regular old guac but everywhere I’ve taken it people have gobbled it up fast, I think the roasting and creamy stuff make all the difference.

Holy moley this is SO delicious. Best guacamole recipe ever. Took it to a party and everyone wanted the recipe.

I originally shared this recipe 9/10/2008 but it’s soo good I thought all you newer readers needed to experience the joys of this guacamole recipe. Oh and of course improve on those hideous pictures!

I've tried A LOT of guacamole and this recipe is hands down THE BEST guac I've ever had (including restaurants). I have made it every weekend this month. Would be perfect for cinco de mayo, game day, or anytime you need a tasty and healthy appetizer.

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15 Awesome Chocolate Recipes and Block Party

Whether it’s a bad day pick me up or a way of celebrating a victory there is something comforting about a good Chocolate treat.

Lots of great chocolate recipes for any mood, flavor or diet

Easiest Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Peppermint Chocolate Cookies | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | Firecracker Trifle | Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake | Brownie Sandwich Cookies | Hot Cocoa Sticks | Almond Joy Hot Chocolate | Chocolate Chip Banana Bread | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | Chocolate Pomegranate Parfait | Chocolate Peanut Butter Roll | Caramel Chocolate Popcorn | Brownie Cookies | Chocolate Waffles

This week I rounded up a bunch of awesome looking Chocolate treat recipes. The variety is great. You have figure friendly, vegan, decadent, calorie splurging, and even fruity chocolate recipes.

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings as today’s hosts. And can you tell I’ve been craving chocolate?

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Super Bowl Food Ideas and Block Party

Super Bowl Food Ideas

Super-Bowl-Food-Ideas lots of delicious appetizers and dip recipes

3 Ingredient Sausage Queso | Snickers Blitz | Chili Cheese Pigs in a Blanket

Buffalo Chicken Poutine | BLT Party Dip | Buffalo Chicken Dip

Tahini Hummus | Lightened Up Buffalo Popcorn | Mozzarella Sticks

Pizza Dip | Pineapple Meatballs | Chili Cheese Poppers

Healthy Ranch Toasted Chickpeas | Green Pepper and Tomato Salad

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Cracker Cookie Recipe & More FROZEN Fun

Have you ever had cracker cookies? They are a sweet treat that starts with regular old saltine crackers as a base and they are super addicting.

We love these easy 20 minute cookie crackers. Fun recipe to make with the kids

My little guy has been begging for these all week both saying and signing cookie cracker. It’s been a great way to get him to do whatever he’s supposed to ha! I made this batch with some Frozen inspiration, well because Frozen! Make sure you scroll all the way down since after the Cracker Cookie Recipe I’m sharing a bunch of other fun Frozen ideas.

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My cracker cookie recipe is such a fun and tasty treat that’s really easy to customize for any theme or special occasion.

Super easy sweet treat cracker cookies recipe. Frozen inspired. like confetti crisps but lighter

The cookies taste like a rich dessert but actually are diet friendly (if you can get yourself to stop at 1-2). But really these are so good everyone I feed them too has been hooked.

we love these super easy cookie crackers. great recipe to make with the kids. These Frozen inspired ones are extra cute

Cracker Cookie Recipe


  • 40-52 saltine crackers (depending on your pan size. I used this type of pan and it took 52 crackers)
  • 3/4 C butter
  • 3/5 C brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C candy melts, chopped
  • 1 C yogurt covered pretzels (about a cup BEFORE you chop them)
  • Sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Arrange your crackers on a cookie sheet. I like to line it with foil paper to make clean up easier.
  3. Over medium heat melt butter and sugar together. Allow to boil for about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Pour over crackers and spread evenly with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Top with chopped candy melts, pretzels, and sprinkles.

20 minute cookie cracker recipe. The perfect salty sweet dessert or snack that both kids and adults love to make and eat

Super easy right? And one of the best things is that we almost always have everything on hand to make a batch of these up and since the recipe is so flexible we can usually make due with whatever we do have in the pantry to create new delicious versions.

A new favorite once you try these 20 minute cookie crackers you won't be able to stop making this dessert recipe so so good

And now for the rest of those yummy Frozen recipes!

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FROZEN Fever continues with 6 delicious recipes inspired by Disney’s Frozen! They are perfect for any party or movie watching! You’ve already seen my yummy cookie crisp make sure you check out the other 5 here!

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FROZEN Hot Chocolate

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FROZEN Blue Velvet Pudding

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FROZEN Cupcakes

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Frozen Anna and Kristoff Costumes Tutorial - Rae Fun Ramblings

Check out these fun DIY Anna and Kristoff inspired costumes I made. And see how cute and little Teddy was a a baby Kristoff!

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20 Minute Creamy Shrimp Pesto Zoodles Recipe

Have you had zucchini noodles also known as zoodles? For me it was seriously love at first bite.

This is a keeper. Made it tonight and it's SO good. One pot zucchini noodle (zoodle) creamy pesto shrimp recipe. Fast so it's perfect for healthy light weekday dinners and tastes great.

I totally “borrowed” my sister’s zoodle maker 6 months ago and refuse to give it back. It’s so freaking cheap though I should probably buy my own. But I digress. Zoodles are sooooo good and if you are trying to lose weight or eat healthier or have this be “the year of your best body” bwahaha have you seen that commercial? then you need these in your life.

20 minute light and healthy creamy pesto shrimp zucchini noodles AKA zoodles recipe

This 20 minute creamy shrimp pesto zoodles recipes is my weeknight go to when I want something satisfying but light. It is SO yummy and easy to put together you gotta try it. If you have zucchini haters or non-zoodle lovers you can do what I do which is cook up some pasta (these noodles make it super speedy) and just give them mostly traditional empty calorie wheat noodles and make yours with the zoodles or half and half is good too.

Easy way to please everyone with regular pasta and zoodles. zucchini noodles. 20 minute creamy pesto and shrimp recipe. SO yummy for weeknight dinners

Really it’s super easy to customize. I still make the noodle eaters have some of the zucchini though and it makes everyone get more veggies even if they don’t want a heaping plate of them like I do. Okay lets get to the recipe.

So glad I tried this. Super yummy low calorie and filling zoodle zucchini noodle recipe. With creamy pesto and shrimp sauce. Fast and great for weeknight dinners or lunch


  • 4-5 Medium Zucchini (if you want half to be pasta I do 2-3 zuccs and 2 oz pasta)
  • 1/4 C Pesto
  • 1/8 C-1/4C Heavy Cream
  • Salt and peper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 16-20 Shrimp (I’ve used both cooked and raw tail on)

Just made this and it's so good and fast. Healthy light creamy pesto shrimp zoodles zucchini noodle recipe


  1. Season shrimp with salt, pepper and onion powder. If the shrimp is already cooked set aside.
  2. If your shrimp is raw cook them until ALMOST done in a NONSTICK (this is important) pan that is heated up and sprayed with a good amount of spray oil like Pam. Remove from heat and set aside. If you have tail on shrimp cook them with the tails on this will give them better flavor. Once cooked discard the tails.
  3. Make your zoodles. Cut the round end off of the zucchini and with and use the stem part as a handle. If you have this zoodle maker this step will go super fast. Like just a couple minutes max.
  4. Then in the pan you cooked the shrimp on. Make sure it is hot and resprayed add in the noodles. When they are close to your desired texture (some people like them more soft and others with a snap) this will only take a few minutes over medium high heat, turn off the heat.
  5. Add in pesto and cream and stir. Add as the cream to your desired consistency. If you are spitting this with regular noodles. Make sure your noodles are cooked before you start step 4. I like pronto noodles when I’m in a rush. Then I just put noodles on one side of the pan and the zucchini on the other and and mix on their own sides and just a bit of overlap will happen in the middle which is fine since I want everyone to at least have some zuccs.
  6. Add back in the shrimp just to reheat. If you need to you might want to turn your heat back on just for a minute.
  7. Add any additional salt you might want.
  8. Enjoy and marvel at the fact that that delicious meal was mostly veggies and so low in calories!

New favorite. Will be in our weeknight dinner rotation. Healthy and light creamy pesto shrimp zoodles (zucchini noodles) recipe.

I love this dish so much. Seriously it’s on regular rotation at our house. I hope you love it just as much as we do!

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