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Switch Up Your Pasta Game – How to Use Spiralized Veggies as Noodles!

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Hey, pasta lovers: we feel ya. Pasta is freakin’ delicious. It’s filling, comforting and bound to please most everyone at the table. We love it, too! However, some people may want to cut down on all the bread and pasta they consume for health or weight reasons. If we want to give up gluten or cut back on regular pasta for other reasons, do we have to give up the enjoyment of the pasta dishes we love? Nope; we can make healthier alternatives! In honor of National Pasta Day, here are some veggies that can be made into delicious noodle dishes.

1. Carrots

Carrots are tough with a nice crunch, making them perfect for creating noodles that will hold their shape. Color wise, this Purple Cauliflower Thai Green Coconut Curry With Carrot Noodles dish is stunning!

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

2. Beets

If you like the taste of roasted beets, then you should try roasted beet noodles. Check out this Roasted Beet Noodles With Crispy Shallots recipe. It would pair well with steamed veggies.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

3. Butternut Squash

It’s hard NOT to want to go gluten-free when we’re tempted with delicious-sounding dishes like this. Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Noodles? Delicious and colorful!

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

4. Zucchini

If you’re a ramen fan, you know the dish can really pack on the sodium. For a lighter version, look to zucchini and try these Zucchini Ramen Noodles. Don’t forget the chopsticks!

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

5. Kelp

Try these Chili Thai Kelp Noodles, and don’t knock ‘em till you try ‘em. To make this leap of faith easier on yourself, you can find pre-made, packaged kelp noodles at specialty grocery stores.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

6. Cucumber

Cucumber slices are known for being a super light snack. By using them in this Sesame-Ginger Cucumber Noodles With Mint and Edamame recipe, you’re helping your stomach leave more room for the healthy protein, rather than being stuffed off of wheat.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

7. Eggplant

Next up: eggplant! For this Vegan Eggplant Noodles recipe, you’ll also want chickpeas, sun dried tomatoes, oregano and raisins.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

8. Broccoli

If you have had bad experiences with broccoli (ie being forced to eat it as a child but absolutely hating it), then you should experience this green veggie in a totally new way. Try this Tofu Scramble With Broccoli Noodles.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

9. Yams

For this Sweet Raw Yam Noodles with Mushrooms and Sesame Seeds recipe, you’ll make a sweet miso sauce with nutritional yeast, miso, maple syrup, garlic and mustard, and sesame seeds.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

10. Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are not just for roasting and eating whole (though we love that method, too). This veggie can also be transformed into noodles. Try them in this Quinoa and Sweet Potato Noodle Bolognese With Toasted Crushed Almonds.

Switch Up Your Pasta Game – Lots of Veggies Can Be Made Into Noodles!

Lead image source: Sweet Raw Yam Noodles with Mushrooms and Sesame Seeds



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22 comments on “Switch Up Your Pasta Game – How to Use Spiralized Veggies as Noodles!”

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Andi Ipz
1 Years Ago

Kylie Torta Walsh


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Mel Smith
1 Years Ago

But there is no recipie! I do not know how to make noodles.


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Suz
18 Oct 2014

Click on the picture to get the recipes. I use a spiralizer…think one is offered lower in the comments.

Cicada Monroe
18 Oct 2014

It's called a spiralizer.

Mel Smith
19 Oct 2014

Thank you. I've seen one but never made my own noodles. But what I was wondering is what ingredients do you put in the noodles.

Amy Costanzo
1 Years Ago

Thanks for the links to spiralizers, ladies! I'll buy one asap :)


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Amanda L. Bennett
1 Years Ago

Patricia


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Tikka Smiley
1 Years Ago

Broccoli? What a brilliant idea!


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Mry L Wlsn
1 Years Ago

I use the gluten free pasta made from corn and rice. It taste the same. We should put a ton of veggies on it. I make my own sauce from tomatoes and tomato sauce and seasonings. I have a soy allergy and most pasta sauces have soy in them. I do add veggies like diced up squash, mushrooms and a few other things that are in season.


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Sharron Parra
1 Years Ago

Summer, thanks for this gift you bought me


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Virginia Schmidt
1 Years Ago

Some amazing ideas!


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Christine Dominique
1 Years Ago

Get the Veggetti. http://www.buyveggetti.com/Default.asp?tcode=pi8&tag=googleBOGO&bhcp=1


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Karre M Kern
1 Years Ago

Ugh love the recipes hate the pop ups on this page, any way to turn them off on my end??


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