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10 Recipes That Put Your Spiralizer to Good Use

Zoodles, carroodles, boodles—whatever veggies you decide to sub in for carb-heavy noodles, your spiralizer is your best friend here.
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You can probably spiralize it

Turning carrots, beets, zucchinis, aubergines, and any other vegetable you can think of into beautiful, colourful ribbons isn’t just healthy—it’s also pretty, and pretty delicious. To get you acquainted (or reacquainted) with the ever-so versatile spiralizer, we’ve put together some recipes to let inspiration, along with those cascading veggie noodles, flow.

A Twist on the Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Easy Meatball with Noodles

Healthy Laura

Zoodles are a great low-carb alternative to spaghetti, especially if you’re following a diet like Keto. In this recipe, spiralized zucchini serves as a vehicle for transferring as many juicy meatballs and hearty sauce into your mouth as quickly as possible. Just make sure to add the zoodles at the very end of the cooking process so that they don’t get too soft.

A Fun Salad with Mixed Shapes to Keep Things Interesting

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Greek Spiralizer Salad

Passionate About Baking

This salad looks like something out of Dr. Seuss, and it’s delicious to boot. If you want to get kids excited about salad, fun shapes is definitely the way to go about it. And with a simple, tangy dressing, salty feta, and earthy walnuts, you’ll be returning to this refreshing salad time and time again.

A Fresh Take on Finger Food

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Fried Spiraled Zoodles

Food Galley Gab

In this new (and healthy) spin on fried snacky food, zoodles take a dip in egg, flour, and some hot oil. The result: crispy, salty, delicious finger food that is still pretty healthy. Sounds like a win-win.

Skip the Takeout and Make this Stir-Fry Instead

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Veggie Zoodle Stir Fry

Proportional Plate

Craving lo mein but not so keen on the sodium hangover you’ll invariably get the day after? Then this light but satisfying stir-fry is your answer. Instead of getting weighed down with carbs and excess salt, this quick dish uses spiralized veggies such as zucchini to incorporate all your favourite stir-fry trimmings into a healthy dish packed with flavour.

Creamy and Cheesy Faux Pasta

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

Butternut Squash Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Live Eat Learn

A sturdy vegetable like butternut squash is another great option for creating veggie “noodles,” and this dish lets the squash ribbons be the perfect vehicle for what’s really important: cheese and cream.

Sweet and Crunchy Sesame Carrot Noodles

EASYPEANUT-FREE

Asian Carrot Noodles

Live Eat Learn

Take advantage of carrots’ natural sweetness by turning them into an addictive dish tied together with a delicious sauce made of hoisin, soy, orange juice, and ginger. It’s the perfect blend of salty, sweet, acidic, and umami.

Zoodle-noodle pad thai

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Grass-Fed Beef and Zoodle Pad Thai

The Crooked Carrot

Another great use for zoodles is to lighten up noodle dishes without skipping the noodles completely. This pad thai dish subs half of the noodles for zoodles, meaning you can still get your carb fix without needing a long nap after your meal.

A Low-Carb Take on Pho

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Pho with Zucchini Noodles

StreetSmart Kitchen

Pho is the ultimate definition of comfort food, and just because you’re trying to cut down carbs or going keto doesn’t mean you should miss out. This pho recipe subs in zoodles for the traditional rice noodles without compromising on flavour and texture.

An Asian-inspired Salad

TREE NUT-FREEFISH-FREE

Peanut Soba Noodle Jar

SideChef

In this crunchy and satisfying salad, spiralized carrots and cucumbers join soba noodles to hang out together in a creamy yet spicy peanut sauce made of delicious things like ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, and peanut butter. Pack this for lunch and watch your coworkers get jealous.

A Cheesy, Indulgent, (Semi-)Healthy Casserole

EASYGLUTEN-FREE

French Onion Zoodle Bake

Climbing Grier Mountain

This recipe feels healthy enough to indulge in, yet doesn’t hold back on the ingredients that make life worth living: bubbly, melty cheese. In this twist on French onion soup, zucchini noodles get baked in an aromatic sauce and covered in Fontina cheese. It’s a comforting casserole you won’t feel guilty about indulging in.

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