Pasta is a food type that is really quite popular. It's no wonder too, considering how simple pasta dishes can be to make. Unfortunately, the simplicity of pasta often comes directly at odds with trying to be healthier. In order to help decrease carbs in meals, here are some pretty simple ways to replace ordinary pasta with some zucchini without sacrificing flavor or texture.
Men's Health Magazine suggests slicing zukes lengthwise into 3/4" thick strips and sprinkling them with Italian seasoning. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, then bake the lasagna normally, but replace the lasagna noodles with the zucchini.
My Madison Bistro recommends replacing regular spaghetti noodles with zucchini by creating vegetable spirals and tossing it in with your favorite pasta sauce or dish instead of your regular, dried pasta.
Don't have a good mechanical vegetable slicer? That's okay. Use a regular vegetable peeler or cheese slicer to "peel" the zucchini tip to tip. You'll end up with thin, flat, long peels which you can then cut down to your preferred size or shape with a paring knife.
Are you looking for a recipe to try this out on? Check out the Zucchini "Spaghetti" with Quick Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce recipe over at Kalyn's Kitchen. Skinny Taste also has a delicious Zucchini Lasagna recipe worth checking out.