Lemon Zucchini Pasta with Tomatoes – WLS Recipes

Steph Wagner

May 5, 2014

Lemon Zucchini Pasta with Tomatoes – WLS Recipes


lemon zucchini pasta. low carb and bariatric friendly!

Yes!!! Yes I’m so serious! Pasta!

When I realized Pampered Chef had a way to make zucchini into “angel hair” type noodle strands…I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about it yet! I have used Spaghetti Squash…although it has a higher starch content so I never made it a habit. It also takes a while to roast the spaghetti squash so I wasn’t tempted to put in the work too often. This little $11 Julienne Peeler has changed everything! I no longer have to click away from pasta recipes!

Pampered Chef Serrated Peeler

I found this recipe on twitter from another dietitian – Lemon Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Gorgonzola. It sounded so delicious and fresh and summer-y. I thought of my little peeler buddy and decided to play around with her delightful dish.

I used zucchini squash and was able to easily peel them into strands. I cooked up some ground turkey on the stovetop and set it aside. Then I tossed the zucchini in a skillet with the tomatoes and let cook about 3-4 minutes (tossing/stirring occasionally) until they started to look almost “wet.”

I put them in a bowl and tossed with the juice of a lemon, 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles, fresh basil and a pinch of salt. I decided to skip the oil and didn’t miss it a bit. Fresh, summery, light and filling!!!

Because I love this peeler so much, I’ve decided to give one away! I will purchase and ship to the house of one luck winner :) For your chance to win, comment on this post where you find your motivation to eat well. Motivation can be hard to find so it’s great to hear from others! Then share this recipe on your Facebook wall (copy the link directly from this page and paste into your status)! 

lemon zucchini pasta. low carb and bariatric friendly!

Lemon Zucchini Pasta with Tomatoes - WLS Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes. halved
  • 3 medium Zucchini Squash
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles


  • Heat a nonstick skillet to medium high heat. Add ground turkey and brown.
  • Meanwhile, make pasta like ribbons from the zucchini using a julienne peeler. Set aside.
  • Once ground turkey is browned, remove from skillet and cover to keep warm. Add tomatoes and zucchini noodles to the pan. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and add to ground turkey.
  • Add the juice of 1 lemon, gorgonzola crumbles, a pinch of salt and chopped fresh basil. Toss it all together and serve.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 832mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Zucchini Pasta with Tomatoes - WLS Recipes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 462mg20%
Potassium 832mg24%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 790IU16%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

17 thoughts on “Lemon Zucchini Pasta with Tomatoes – WLS Recipes”

  1. I had bypass surgery in December. Within 2 weeks I was off all my medicine for diabetes and high blood pressure. I am down 95 pounds. I have 3 kids and a 1 year old grandbaby and a great husband. I feel great and love how much better I feel and how active I have become. It’s what motivates me to keep going, eat healthy and exercise. My body and mind feel so much better when I eat healthy. I don’t feel blah all the time. A friend I met at a support group told me about your site and I love it! Fix a lot of your recipes! I am looking forward to trying this one because I MISS my pasta!

  2. My motivation comes from wanting to live a long, healthy life with my family. I share my struggles with friends at work and my sister. They can relate and remind me what’s important and what’s junk.

  3. I love the support and recipes I get from Food Coach Me (I also love to win free stuff lol)

  4. I am just recently 67 days with no DP or caffeine of any kind, so I have started my healthy habit. Now I just gotta slowly add healthy eating into it and this one looks like a good place to start!

  5. Love the sound of eating spaghetti again

    Couldn’t do this without the support and motivation of my wife. Couldn’t do it without her.

  6. I had bypass surgery in December. At age 64 I was concerned I was “too old” to go thru all this. The answer is NOT!!! I have already lost more than I thot possible. I feel so much better, more energy, less joint pain. My motivation is to continue to achieve a more healthy and active lifestyle and as my 20 year old grandson put it “be around to dance at his wedding”. I am excited for my future.

  7. My motivation to eat healthy comes from watching my own and other’s aging processes — and reeducating myself on the medical research results — and realizing that “everything in moderation” is a secondary consideration in the pursuit of “feel goodness!”

  8. I’m finding my motivation comes from going to Tabata and Zumba classes, and training for a half-marathon. I know the better food I eat, the better I feel and the better my results in class and on the track! This is a great recipe and I can’t wait to try it!

  9. I have been wanting one of these! My motivation comes from wanting to be a good example for my kids. I follow a lot of health and fitness blogs, instagram accounts and facebook pages. I really enjoy your site and think the recipes are easy and delish!

  10. These blog posts are all so encouraging! My motivation comes from a desire to age well and continue to have the strength and energy to do what I am called to do. Healthy eating just makes me feel better. Your recipes and tips make healthy eating so much easier!

  11. My motivation comes from learning how to choose delicious, but healthy choices. I feel better and have more energy when I choose well. Love your site Steph. It is so much fun to see how many new recipes I can find each week.

  12. I love that Debby and thank you so much for your comment!!! So grateful to hear it’s a support to your journey :)

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