Air Fryer Zoodle Nests with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Air Fryer Zoodle Nests with Homemade Marinara Sauce

This gluten free and keto friendly recipe is great to bring to gatherings or to have for any meal. We like to have this as a breakfast dish but it can be shared at any time of day...

Also check out our Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread that pairs wonderfully with this marinara sauce.


Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 795g / 28oz crushed tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme (dry or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil (dry or fresh)

Zoodle Nests

  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pot on medium to high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until translucent then add the garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and thyme and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and stir occasionally for 20-25 minutes or until the sauce has slightly thickened.
  3. Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the basil, let rest for 5 minutes, then place in serving dish.
  4. Spiralize large zucchini using a spiralizer veggie slicer.
  5. Place Spiralized zucchini noodles into a strainer in the sink and sprinkle with ½ tsp of salt and toss.
  6. Squeeze liquid out of the zoodles with paper towel and create 4 next shapes with zoodles in air fryer basket. Make 2–3-inch wells in the center of the nests and carefully crack 4 eggs and add one to each nest.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, remaining salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and air fry on 400˚F/205˚C for 6-8 minutes.
  8. Remove from air fryer, let sit for 5 minutes, and place on serving dish.
  9. Serve Zoodle Nests and Marinara sauce together and enjoy!
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