If you follow diet trends, you’re probably aware that carbs are off the menu for many of your friends and family members. Perhaps you’re trying to cut carbs or grains yourself in an effort balance blood sugar or lose weight. Thankfully with the invention of the spiralizer, pasta night doesn’t have to be off the menu. The spiralizer is a handy kitchen gadget allows you to create veggie noodles from zucchini, cucumber, butternut squash, and sweet potato and use them in place of pasta in your favorite dishes.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can use your spiralizer to create delicious veggie noodles with these 7 recipes.
7 Low-Carb Recipes for Veggie Noodles
Pad-Thai Zoodles With Shrimp
This recipe from White on Rice Couple allows you to replicate your favorite Thai takeout at home in a low-carb, delicious meal that won’t blow your diet. Fresh shrimp combines with sprouts, peppers and an easy-Thai sauce for a recipe so good you won’t notice your rice noodles are gone.
Zoodles and Meatballs
Skinnytaste has a wealth of recipes to support a healthy lifestyle and this one is so delicious it will satisfy even your pickiest eaters. The turkey meatballs in this recipe are make in your slow cooker, making it hands off and perfect for the busiest weeknight. Plan on one medium zucchini per person to ensure you have enough veggie noodles to satisfy everyone around your table.
Italian Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole
Okay so this one isn’t low-carb, but if sweet potatoes are your only splurge you’re probably going to be okay. This recipe combines peppers, onions and ground turkey with sweet potato and mozzarella cheese for a tasty, baked casserole you’re sure to make again.
Turnip Pesto Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Kale
Turnip veggie noodles? Why not? This recipe blends nutrient rich turnips (full of phytonutrients and minerals) and artichokes with a delicious homemade kale and pine nut pesto sauce. If you’re looking to add a little protein to this meatless dish, a few baked chicken breasts would round out this meal nicely.
Quick and Easy Butternut Squash Noodles
These butternut squash veggie noodles can be either sauteed or boiled depending on your preference. Whatever method you choose, be sure not to overcook your squash as it can become mushy. The addition of walnuts and parmesan cheese makes this delicious recipe a tasty side dish for anyone at your table, including vegetarians.
You don’t need a spiralizer for this dish, if you have a mandolin on hand you’ll be good to go. Simply cut the top and bottom off of your zucchini and carefully slice it lengthwise on your mandolin. Next, brown your turkey with seasoning before assembling your pasta in layers and baking it at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbling.
Raw Carrot Pasta with Ginger
This recipe uses raw carrots and ginger for a cold salad side that is full of grain-free goodness. Simply spiralize your carrots before tossing them in a ginger-lime peanut sauce and serving them with a cashew topping. Keep in mind, carrots have some carbs, but they’re packed full of vitamins that support healthy vision, so don’t be afraid to try some of this dish!
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