15 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make with a Spiralizer
Think beyond the zoodles
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.
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
Fritters or Hash Browns
Making a batch of potato latkes or vegetable fritters? Spiralized vegetables combined with egg and flour will do the trick.
Lettuce and kale are great, but let’s spice things up. Switch up your base with something like spiralized cucumbers, carrots or beets.
From basic chicken noodle to ramen and pho, spiralized veggie noodles add great texture and a delicious, healthy filling to broths and soups.
Lay off the grains and try vegetable rice. You can turn sweet potato, zucchini, butternut squash and even beets into a rice-like dish.
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.
Muffins or Bread
Making zucchini bread or carrot cake? Fill them with delicate spiralized vegetables.
Casseroles and Bakes
Kiss your old boring casserole recipe goodbye. Spiralize your favorite veggies, add lots of cheese and bake into melty perfection.
Sauté potatoes until soft, then ready thy waffle iron.
Rather than bake sheets of pasta, opt for ribboned zucchini noodles loaded with tomato sauce, cheese and veggies.
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.
Your spiralizer is good for more than savory dishes. Make a sweet pear or apple crumble topped with cinnamon sugar and rolled oats.
Add some textured veggies to your baked eggs in tomato sauce for even more flavor.
Try: Zucchini Shakshula
Tacos and Quesadillas
Liven up your plain old quesadillas by adding some spiralized veggies to your filling.