25 Delicious Ways to Use Your Spiralizer for Dinner Tonight

By , SparkPeople Blogger
If eating veggies is the opposite of your idea of a good time or if you're spending more time with pasta than with your gym membership, allow us to introduce your new best friend. The spiralizer is a super simple kitchen tool that's nothing short of miraculous. With very little effort and in just a matter of seconds, it turns fresh produce into noodles. Simply place a firm vegetable into the grinder, turn the crank and watch the long, ribbon-like "noodles" magically appear.

Thanks to the spiralizer, you can keep enjoying your favorite "pasta" recipes, bid "goodbye" to all the extra carbs (and calories) and fit in more servings of vegetables with every meal. Veggie noodles also make healthy, delicious additions to casseroles, salads and soups. Another benefit to spiralized veggies is that they take up more room on your plate than their whole counterpart, so it tricks your brain into thinking you're consuming more.

How SparkPeople Members Are Getting Their Spiral On

  • OCEANS241 uses the Kitchen Supreme spiralizer to slice cucumbers, then adds salt, pepper and a little avocado ranch dressing. "It's a completely different experience than just eating cucumber slices—it really transforms it into something I truly want to eat." Another of her favorites is zucchini noodles with light pesto sauce and grilled chicken.
  • The Paderno Spiralizer has been a life-saver for TURKEYPANTS. "So far my favorite meals have been chicken parmesan over zoodles and Thai zoodle salad."
  • CHEF910 uses her spiralizer to make spiral zucchini salad with edamame, avocado, salt, pepper and lime juice.
  • TERRI101959 also loves the Paderno: "I like the zucchini noodles with an avocado-cream sauce. I just cook the noodles in a nonstick frying pan, then make a quick sauce with avocado, a bit of cream or milk, juice of a lemon and some basil. I (also) use it for butternut squash ribbons, roasted on a sheet pan with a bit of thyme and olive oil. You can also make a great cucumber Thai salad with rice vinegar, sesame oil, a little soy, some pepper flakes and a few crushed peanuts."
  • DINOSAURPUDDING uses her spiralizer to make delicious, low-fat hash browns. Start by spiralizing a sweet potato, then place the strips on a baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic salt before baking to the desired crispness.  

25 Sensational Spiralizer Recipes

Spicy Peanut Noodles: If you're going to have noodles, you might as well combine them with spiralized veggies and to-die-for peanut sauce.

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Zoodle Spaghetti Salad: This veggie-packed salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next backyard barbeque.

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Crispy Swoodles with Bacon: Use your spiralizer to transform sweet potatoes into crispy swoodles before roasting them and adding crispy bacon bits.

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Spiralized Carrot Pasta with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce: It's quite possibly the most perfect way to invite more carrots into your life.

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Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Pesto "Pasta": It's hard to believe that a single butternut squash and one sweet potato can yield so much brightly colored, be-ribboned veggies.

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Parmesan Zucchini Noodles: Zucchini is turned into noodles, then tossed with fresh mint, red pepper flakes and a lemon vinaigrette. This dish makesIt's a delicious side for shrimp or salmon.

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Tex-Mex Spiralized Sweet Potato and Chicken Casserole: In addition to spiralized sweet potatoes and chicken, this flavorful, low-carb dish also features fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapenos.

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Southwest Sweet Potato Noodles: Sweet potato noodles, onions, peppers and black beans combine to make a delicious southwest lunch bowl.

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Golden Beet and Kale Salad: Use your spiralizer to turn golden beet into gorgeous,
delicious noodles to top this insanely healthy salad.

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Cucumber Chickpea Salad: Spiralized cucumbers are the star of this refreshing, veggie-packed and high-protein dish.

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20-Minute Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Cajun Shrimp: You can throw together this light, yet satisfying meal in just one pan, in a mere 20 minutes.

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Spiralizer Greek Salad: Light and refreshing, this side dish is made with cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, chickpeas, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Honey Garlic Baked Salmon: This Asian-inspired salmon dish is delicious served on a bed of spiralized veggies.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Zucchini Noodles: Zoodles serve as a fresh, carb-free complement to your favorite flank steak.

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Quinoa and Squash Ribbon Salad: Shaved zucchini and squash combine with quinoa to make a perfect lunch, side dish or vegetarian main meal.

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Spicy Thai Chicken Zoodle Salad: Treat yourself to a simple, colorful and super satisfying meal in less than 10 minutes of prep time.

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Sweet Potato Noodle Ramen: This recipe uses Nona Lim Pho broth with sweet potato noodles in place of wheat noodles.

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Chai-Spiced Pear Oatmeal: Spiralized pears add natural sweetness to this warm, hearty breakfast porridge.

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Chicken Satay with Noodles and Mushrooms: Made with zucchini noodles, mushrooms and an addictive peanut sauce, this one-pot dish is ready in 30 minutes.

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Healthy Chicken Parmesan: Breading-free chicken served over zucchini noodles equates to a light, healthy and gluten-free dinner with nary a carb in sight.

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Spicy Asian Chicken Zoodle Soup: This lightened-up version of your favorite Asian chicken soup combines zoodles with a wonderfully flavorful broth.

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Healthy Oil-Free Baked Curly Fries: Use a spiralizer to create perfect curly potato strips, then bake them to crispy, fat-free perfection.

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Tangled Apple, Pistachio and Golden Raisin Salad: For a light, simple and sweet appetizer salad, turn apples into spiralized noodles, then add plump golden raisins and salty pistachios.

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Zesty Zoodles with Pumpkin and Beans: Spiralized zucchini serves as a delicious base for cooked pumpkin and your choice of beans and seasonings.

Butternut Squash Pasta with Cheesy Cream Sauce: Featuring gorgonzola cream sauce, dried cranberries and toasted pine nuts, this faux pasta is comfort food without the guilt.

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What's your favorite way to use your spiralizer?