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The Better Peppered Zucchini Noodles with Bacon

February 16, 2016

I know this post is called “Peppered Zucchini Noodles with Bacon,” but really it should be called “How To Make Zucchini Actually Taste Like Pasta.” 
For a while now, I have tried to resist the vegetable noodle trend. I didn’t want to buy another kitchen gadget that would just take up space and collect dust. But then my sister’s awesome boyfriend bought me a spiralizing tool (which I’ll be reviewing soon), and just like that, I hopped on the bandwagon. 
I love real pasta more than anyone, but I’m just old enough to realize that eating vegetables is an important part of being a *functioning* adult. This recipe plus a number of others that I’ve been experimenting with making it super easy for me to get at least two or three vegetable servings packed into one meal (let’s just let the bacon and cheese part slide for now). 
Since this is a simple dish, I really made sure to prioritize the quality of my ingredients. I picked up this hoity-toity bacon from Whole Foods, and it’s actually worth the outrageous number of dollars I handed over for it.