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Spiralize It! Zoodles and Beyond

Just when you thought your love of pasta would foil your love of healthy eating, the spiralizer came onto the scene to save the day. This handy tool transforms a number of veggies into noodles that you can serve just as routinely and creatively as you would a more traditional pasta.

The following 15 recipes prove you don’t have to miss out on any of the flavor you’re used to, either. So, grab your spiralizer – and the nearest fork – and get to work on tonight’s healthy dinner.

Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken and Zoodle Soup

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(Photo via Peas and Crayons)

Zoodle is the spiralizer world’s name for zucchini noodles, and they’re a popular choice when it comes to these veggie-based dishes. This recipe combines the comfort of chicken noodle soup with the zing of sriracha, which means it’s just as fitting on a cold day as it is on a day when you have a cold.

Asian Cucumber Noodle Salad

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(Photo via Two Peas & Their Pod)

Not every spiralizer recipe has to create a hot pasta substitute. Instead, this one stays cool and crisp to create an Eastern-inspired salad with edamame and a homemade dressing.

Chicken and Chickpea Broccoli Noodle Pasta

 

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(Photo via Inspiralized)

Here’s a creative twist – no pun intended – on how to use your spiralizer. It turns out that the stem of a broccoli floret – which so often goes to waste – makes a pretty great pasta, too, and this recipe takes advantage of it.

Zoodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

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(Photo via Mind Body Green)

If this recipe didn’t have you at creamy, avocado or pesto, then it will have you once you find out it only takes 15 minutes to prep.

Raw Carrot Pasta With Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

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(Photo via The Roasted Root)

A rich peanut butter and coconut milk sauce transforms spiralized carrots into a rich, savory salad that you’ll definitely crave after the fact.

Sweet Potato Noodles With Creamy Sundried Tomato Sauce

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(Photo via Kale Me Maybe)

A creamy pasta sauce tastes delicious, but it can really break the calorie bank. This recipe combines the fan-favorite flavor of sweet potato with a Greek yogurt-based cream sauce. In other words, everyone wins.

Mason Jar Instant Ramen Zoodles

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(Photo via Strictly Delicious)

One of the best things about ramen noodles is that you can cook them up in just a few minutes for a hot meal. These prep-ahead jars give you that same flexibility and are healthier, to boot.

Mango-Almond Jicama and Cabbage Salad

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 (Photo via Inspiralized)

Looking for your go-to summer salad? This no-fuss recipe will go with you – and get people talking – at every barbecue you attend this summer. We promise.

Baked Ziti Zucchini Zoodles

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 (Photo via Food E File)

There’s no comfort food quite like baked ziti, with its tangy tomato sauce, gooey cheese and carb-loaded noodles. Replacing the latter with zucchini does nothing to take away from the happiness you’ll feel with each bite.

Raw Beetroot Salad With Walnut Dressing and Goat’s Cheese

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 (Photo via Eat Drink Paleo)

Another uncooked option, this salad combines the classic flavor combination of beets, plus goat’s cheese, plus nuts. The result is a savory, satisfying salad that you could portion out as an appetizer or main.

Parsnip Nests With Eggs, Bacon and Arugula

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(Photo via Inspiralized)

Are you ready to bring the wow factor to your next brunch party? These muffin tin, parsnip-based bites hit all breakfast cravings in one.

Vegetarian Bibimbap With Quinoa

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 (Photo via Inspiralized)

A Korean favorite, this dish typically carries with rice, some form of protein and either a raw or cooked egg on top. This version trades rice for quinoa and settles on a boatload of veggies and a fried egg to keep you feeling full.

Sweet Potato Latkes

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 (Photo via Skinny Taste)

This savory favorite typically requires white potatoes, lots of oil for frying and lots of elbow grease to grate up the spuds. Now, you can quickly spiralize your sweet potatoes and fry them in a reasonable amount of olive oil for a healthier take.

Greek Cucumber Noodles

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 (Photo via Two Peas & Their Pod)

The traditional version of this recipe is already veggie-based, but this one makes it a tiny bit fancier. You’ll also add a spoonful of hummus to make it more filling.

Apple Noodles With Cinnamon and Coconut

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 (Photo via Hashtag Paleo)

Who says all spiralizer recipes have to be savory? Here’s a simple sweet one that requires only four ingredients: apples, coconut oil, coconut flakes and cinnamon. Dessert is served.

 

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