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You finally pulled the trigger and bought that vegetable spiralizer you’ve had your eye on. Good for you! Now, let’s get cooking. Here, 15 ways you can use your soon-to-be-favorite kitchen tool.

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Veggie Noodles

Let’s start with the basics. The healthy swaps for your favorite pasta dishes are endless, like sweet-potato noodles with sesame, zucchini noodles and turkey meatballs or butternut-squash-noodle carbonara.

Try: Zucchini Pad Thai

RELATED: 10 Vegetable Noodle Recipes to Finally Try at Home

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Fritters or Hash Browns

Making a batch of potato latkes or vegetable fritters? Spiralized vegetables combined with egg and flour will do the trick.

Try: 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters

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Salads

Lettuce and kale are great, but let’s spice things up. Switch up your base with something like spiralized cucumbers, carrots or beets.

Try: Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

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Soups

From basic chicken noodle to ramen and pho, spiralized veggie noodles add great texture and a delicious, healthy filling to broths and soups.

Try: Zucchini Noodle Chicken Soup

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Vegetable Rice

Lay off the grains and try vegetable rice. You can turn sweet potato, zucchini, butternut squash and even beets into a rice-like dish.

Try: Fajitas with Spiralized Sweet Potato Rice

RELATED: 8 Healthy Alternatives to Rice (and How to Make them Taste Better)

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French Fries

Your spiralizer is the key to delicious curly fries. Just spiralize your potatoes (or sweet potatoes), add olive oil and salt and bake them in the oven until crispy.

Try: Crispy Baked Curly Fried

RELATED: 10 “French Fry” Recipes That Aren’t Super Bad for You

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Muffins or Bread

Making zucchini bread or carrot cake? Fill them with delicate spiralized vegetables.

Try: Skinny Zucchini Carrot Muffins

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Casseroles and Bakes

Kiss your old boring casserole recipe goodbye. Spiralize your favorite veggies, add lots of cheese and bake into melty perfection.

Try: French Onion Zoodle Bake

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Waffles

Sauté potatoes until soft, then ready thy waffle iron.

Try: Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Waffles

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Sandwich Buns

Did we just discover the next ramen burger? You can spiralize and cook sweet potato into golden brown, noodle buns. Genius.

Try: Sweet Potato Sandwich Buns

RELATED: 11 Delicious Substitutes for Carbs  

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Lasagna

Rather than bake sheets of pasta, opt for ribboned zucchini noodles loaded with tomato sauce, cheese and veggies. 

Try: Zucchini Noodle Skillet Lasagna

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Pizza Crust

This vegetable-noodle pizza crust just changed our lives. Opt for sweet potato or zucchini noodles, and bake them until soft in a casserole dish before adding your pizza toppings. 

Try: Spiralized Sweet Potato Pizza Bake with Turkey Pepperoni

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Fruit Crumbles

Your spiralizer is good for more than savory dishes. Make a sweet pear or apple crumble topped with cinnamon sugar and rolled oats.

Try: Spiralized Apple Crumble

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Egg Dishes

Add some textured veggies to your baked eggs in tomato sauce for even more flavor.

Try: Zucchini Shakshula

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Tacos and Quesadillas

Liven up your plain old quesadillas by adding some spiralized veggies to your filling. 

Try: Spiralized Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

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