Think outside the box of pasta!

By Betty Gold
Updated August 06, 2019

Spiralized vegetable noodles aren't just healthier than traditional pasta—they're delicious in their own right. You can use them as a base for pasta sauce, yes, but have you ever tried frying your spiralized veggies or adding them to soup or curry? You're welcome.

Whether you're ready to put your spankin' new spiralizer to work or you're in search of fresh recipe ideas you can make with that mountain of home-grown zucchini (or beets or butternut squash) in the backyard, we've got you covered. Here are four delicious spiralized noodle recipes to help you veg out.

Caitlin Bensel

These flavorful fritters are latkes made easy: no grating or shredding required. Starting with store-bought butternut squash noodles means this crispy dish is ready in just half an hour. Make sure your oil is hot before adding the squash mixture, which will encourage browning.

Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash Fritters With Cilantro Yogurt

Caitlin Bensel

This Asian-inspired side dish is crunchy and sweet, and might just be our new favorite way to eat beets. If you can’t find spiralized beet noodles (available at Fresh Market and Whole Foods, among other grocery stores), shredded beets would be just as nice. Or, opt for carrot noodles.

Get the Recipe: Spiralized Sesame Beet Salad

Caitlin Bensel

A quick curry is a weeknight dinner savior, and this vegetarian version is no exception. Because all curry pastes differ in spiciness, taste the broth before adding more. Don’t hesitate to experiment with other veggies, such as eggplant or broccoli.

Get the Recipe: Green Coconut Curry With Zucchini Noodles and Tofu

Marcus Nilsson

Think of this dinner as a healthy helping of spaghetti and meatballs, except we cut the pasta with tons of fresh paper-thin zucchini. And let’s not forget the juicy meatballs, made from hot Italian turkey sausage for maximum flavor with minimum ingredients. They get baked on a rack, so excess fat drains off during cooking. Everything gets topped off with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Get the recipe: “Zoodles” & Turkey Meatballs