Spiralizing vegetables is a great way to enjoy your favorite cheat-day meals on non-cheat-days…
Why you ask?
Simply swapping enriched, white flour noodles for a nutrient packed veggie just saved you hundreds of calories and carbs while filling you up with vitamins and nutrients.
It’s also an easy way to customize recipes for almost any diet, including vegan, paleo, and gluten free.
Without a compromise in flavor. What’s not to love?!
I’m a HUGE spiralizer fan, and hope after browsing through the recipes in this article you’ll be one too!
Use the table of contents below to quickly navigate to the section you’re looking for:
- 1 What is Spiralizing?!
- 2 Why Use A Spiralizer?
- 3 Where to Buy a Spiralizer
- 4 Spiralizer Zoodles Recipes
- 5 Spiralizer Sweet Potato Recipes
- 6 Spiralizer Potato Recipes
- 7 Spiralizer Recipes Cucumber
- 8 Spiralized Parsnip Recipes
- 9 Beet Spiralized Recipes
- 10 Carrot Spiralized Recipes
- 11 Butternut Squash Spiralized Recipes
What is Spiralizing?!
If you’re unfamiliar with spiralizing, it basically turns fruits and veggies into “noodles” that can be substituted for pasta, added to soups and salads, or used in place of rice as a bed for stir fries.
And it’s not just for health nuts!
You can use spiralized potatoes to make homemade curly fries, or spiralize your apples or pears for the filling in a fruit pie or crisp.
How it works:
A spiralizer simply rotates the vegetable around a very sharp blade to create ribbons (or noodles).
Most spiralizers let you choose the thickness of the noodles so you can tailor them to the dish you’re making.
As you can imagine…
Firmer fruits and vegetables work best for spiralizing because the texture holds up better and keeps them from falling apart when you cook them.
Also, longer/skinnier product fits best with the spiralizer I use.
My favorite produce to spiralize is:
- Zucchini and Summer Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
- Butternut Squash
Why Use A Spiralizer?
Besides making your vegetables extra pretty, a spiralizer is a great tool for adding more fruits and veggies into everyday meals.
If your family members aren’t huge veggie fans, a spiralizer can be a great way to sneak veggies into foods that they’ll still happily eat!
Kids love the shape of the “noodles”, and the thin cut and texture makes it easy to add them into dishes without your vegetable-averse loved ones even noticing.
Even if you aren’t cooking for picky eaters…
…Spiralized vegetables are awesome for changing up the texture of your old favorites all while making them healthier.
Not to mention, spiralizing works with just about any dietary lifestyle (Such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and paleo) Because it utilizes the one kitchen item most diets encourage you to eat more of…
Below each of the recipes, we’ve noted the specialty diet it falls into, such as…
Spiralizer Recipes Vegan
A spiralizer makes it easy to spice up your favorite vegan dishes.
Whether you’re a seasoned vegan who’s been at it for years or you just happen to be cooking for someone who eats vegan, you have tons of options with a spiralizer.
Check out ALL the spiralized vegan recipes below… to give you an idea of the deliciousness ahead, here are three of our favorites:
- Thai Style Zucchini Noodle Salad with Edamame Beans
- Moroccan Chickpeas over Spiralized Beets
- Vegan Coconut Curry with Sweet Potato Noodles
Spiralizer Recipes Paleo
If you’re following a paleo diet, a spiralizer could be your new best friend.
It’s easy to make your favorite meals such as spaghetti or a plaeo stir fry by simply subbing out pasta or rice for spiralized zucchini, cucumber, or any other vegetable you like.
As with any spiralized dish… a scrumptious sauce is all that’s needed to mask your noodle swap, making you wonder why you ever ate the noodles to begin with!
Here are our three favorite spiralized paleo recipes, check below for ALL recipes:
- Spiralized Apple and Parsnip Power Bowl
- Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg in a Hole
- Chicken Zoodle Pad Thai
Where to Buy a Spiralizer
You’ll find there are many different types of spiralizers.
There are small, handheld spiralizers that are easy to use and clean. They tend to be cheaper, but they’re only able do one thing: spiralize.
I use a countertop spiralizer.
It’s a little larger and has multiple attachments allowing it to cut the noodles into various shapes and sizes. It can also do a couple other nifty things, such as make cauliflower rice.
Spiralizer Recipes Kitchenaid…
If you’ve already got a KitchenAid stand mixer, you don’t even need to buy a separate appliance to start spiralizing—there’s a spiralizer attachment that pops right onto the front of the mixer and can handle just about any fruit or vegetable you throw at it.
All these options are convenient, versatile, and basically gives you no excuse not to try spiralizing!
63 Easy Spiralizer Recipes
I’ve given you a whole list of reasons why you should be spiralizing everything you can get your hands on…
…but if you have any lingering doubts, here are 63 recipes to convince you that you need a spiralizer in your life!
Spiralizer Zoodles Recipes
Zucchini noodles, or “zoodles”, were the first type of spiralized vegetable to take over the internet.
They’re extremely versatile and can be used as the “noodles” in pretty much any pasta dish you want to make.
Not only does it make an awesome stand-in for pasta, zucchini is also ridiculously good for you. It’s a great source of potassium, fiber, and Vitamins A and C, and its high water content helps keep you hydrated.
If you want to find out why zoodles are so popular, there’s no better time to start than right now! Here are some awesome spiralizer zoodles recipes to show you what the hype is all about.
This meal is super quick and easy… yet so delicious no one will be able to tell!
The noodles are tossed in a rich avocado sauce then topped with cherry tomatoes for an added color and pop in flavor.
Veggie noodles with a veggie sauce… perfect for any healthy eater!
Who woulda thought spiralized noodles could make their way into comfort food?!
Cotter’s Crunch sure did. This paleo comfort food casserole is the rainy day meal of your dream. High in protein, low in carbs, packed with nutrients from the zucchini… you’re stoked!
Loaded with tuna, green chili and a few other choice ingredients.
It’s a fact… Thai food is ridiculously delicious.
But sadly, if you happen to have a good Thai food joint near you, the foods more than likely high in carbs, greasy, and not super swimsuit friendly.
This dish is the perfect solution for that…
So perfect in fact, you wont even miss the rice noodles! Sweet, spicy, crunchy… this dish has it all!
Oh boy, am I the only one who can’t take my eyes off this mouthwatering bowl-o-ramen? The picture and title speak for themselves. You. Want. This. Ramen.
Who would’ve thought it can be made in just few minutes!?
Mmm mmm mm. Another zoodle Thai dish you wont be able to get enough of.
This recipe uses a simple list of sautéed veggies and edamame, which pack a high protein punch. The zoodles are then tossed in a peanut butter sauce. What’s not to love?!
Perfect lunch or dinner!
This gorgeous gluten-free dish is so easy, you can treat the family to something special, even on a weekday!
It’s got a deliciously creamy garlic and ricotta sauce, topped with ultra flavorful cherry tomatoes. Can be served as a main dish, side, or even as a salad!
What’s that you say? You don’t have time to eat healthy?? Well have I got news for you… This zoodle power bowl takes only 20 minutes to make!
This nutritiously flavor packed meal is perfect for meal prep, dinners, and work lunches alike. And literally takes less time than it would to call, order, and wait for the delivery man.
This low carb, quick and easy meal will satisfy your Chinese food cravings without making you feel gross, bloated and unhealthy.
The marinated salmon sits on a bed of zucchini noodles, making for the perfect protein and veggie packed meal!
Zettucine, or zucchini fettuccine for those that are new to the game, takes only 10 minutes to make!
(Which is less than the time it takes to boils a regular pot of pasta)
This zoodle dish has got bacon and pancetta, all of which are coated in a creamy carbonara sauce.
If you don’t own a spiralizer yet, Cafe Delites has got a great alternative way to make these zucchini noodles…
Everyone loves pesto chicken, usually served over a giant bed of noodles, or in this recipe’s case zucchini noodles!
Saving you carbs, and gaining you nutrients… how could you not love this dish?!
Give this family favorite a new twist by substituting white flour noodles for zucchini noodles! You won’t loose any flavor, just a few carbs and cals.
Super cheesy spaghetti… so good you won’t even notice the swap!
That’s right… turkey burgers with spiralized zucchini and carrots. Doesn’t get much better <3
These ingenious burgers are so delish and only require 4 ingredients! Skinny Fitalicious’ recommends freezing these guys for a quick on-the-go meal!
Spiralizer Sweet Potato Recipes
Sweet potato curly fries, anyone? Or how about sweet potato noodles to balance a creamy or spicy sauce?
As far as starchy vegetables go, sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest you can find. They’re a good source of Vitamins A and C, manganese, and niacin.
They also have a lot of dietary fiber and a much lower glycemic index than regular potatoes.
Great tasting and good for you? It doesn’t get much better than that! Try one of these spiralizer sweet potato recipes to get your daily dose of delicious nutrition.
Looking for a healthy new comfort food to chow down on during the cold winter months? Found it!
This rich, oh-so-yummy curry will be your new staple. Loaded with ginger, turmeric and veggies that swim in creamy coconut milk and curry paste! Perfect way to rev up your metabolism during the cold weather months.
We all love sweet potatoes. We also all love chow mein… so why not combine these two faves?!
Unlike zucchini, sweet potatoes provide starchy, sustaining, and beta-caratene packed calories with a similar texture to that of traditional noodles.
This one-pot recipe takes only 15 minutes to make. It’s the perfect dish to add nutrient packed veggies such as cabbage and carrots to, without any complaints from your eaters 🙂
Egg-in-a-hole brings me back to childhood breakfast with my Dad…
Now, these egg-in-a-hole sweet potatoes?! BEST. IDEA. I’VE. EVER. SEEN. I’d happily eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It’s a clever way to replace and health-ify your traditional butter smothered toast. Plus, they’re so cute and creative, even the kids will love ’em!
These ingredients partner perfectly with sliced tomato, avocado or chopped cilantro. Not only that, this is the perfect meal prep idea… save and cook it up the next day.
Get this… this gorgeous and decadent looking dish will only take 30 minutes to make. That’s right!
Wow your friends and family with this casserole, seasoned with fresh herbs and spices.
The recipe provides options to make it both paleo and vegetarian… what’s not to love?!
If you’re looking for an impromptu dish, give these sweet potatoes with a southwestern flair a try! You’ll more than likely find the ingredients waiting for you in your pantry and fridge.
There are few things better than fettuccine alfredo… except, possibly, this innovative twist on the classic dish.
Because seriously, with a sauce so creamy and flavorful, who needs white flour noodles?!
Coconut milk will never let you down, especially when it’s partnered with curry and poured over spiralized sweet potato noodles…
Topped with sweet mango salsa and veggies, does it get any better?!
It does… because this dish is paleo, and vegan. BAM!
Busy mornings suck…
…But not when you have a tray of this sweet potato bake waiting in the fridge! It’s as easy as slice, heat and eat. Saving you time, dirty dishes, and meal skipping.
Eggs, spinach, sweet potatoes and cheese… a match made in heaven!
This delicious bed of sweet potato noodles is topped with crispy tofu and a cashew butter sauce – giving it a creamy, sweet and savory flavor.
The recipe is loaded with tips and tricks on how to best prepare the sweet potatoes to maximize taste and flavor.
Sure, traditional latkes are delicious. But if you’d like to switch things up a bit, try making them with sweet potatoes instead! (I personally prefer the taste of sweet potatoes to potatoes any day!)
Not to mention, sweet potatoes go deliciously with any topping you choose.
Although this dish looks too pretty to eat, you’re gonna need to try a bite. So good, it’s the kind of breakfast you need to help motivate you out of bed in the mornings.
Sweet potatoes are typically served as a savory dish, but this recipe utilizes cinnamon and maple syrup to bring out that sweet in these potatoes. You’ll love it!
This gorgeous app is so tasty you’re gonna want to throw a party so you have an excuse to snack on ’em!
The protein in the mozzarella balances the carbs in the potatoes, making this the perfect, balanced snack.
Spiralizer Potato Recipes
If you’re more of a russet potato kind of person, you can of course make regular curly fries with your spiralizer, too. You can also make hash browns or really fancy looking homemade potato chips.
Pretty much any recipe that calls for thin cut pieces of potato can be improved (and made prettier) with a spiralizer.
Here are a few spiralizer potato recipes if you need some inspiration.
It’s true. You CAN eat pizza in the morning. Well, this breakfast pizza that is.
Dairy and gluten-free potato pizza… basically the best thing that’s ever happened to people with dietary restrictions!
Add your favorite pizza toppings, or go simple. You really can’t go wrong. Best part is you can make your pizza at the beginning of the week, and grab a slice for brekkie on your way out the door <3
Coconut milk is the key ingredients in the grain free and paleo dinner casserole.
Tossed together with mushroom, chicken, and parsley, this dish is so perfectly flavorful, after one fork-full you’ll forget regular pasta ever existed!
EVERYBODY loves shoestring fries…
And what better method to make a shoestring shape than a spiralizer!
Now, toss your spiralized potatoes in garlic, truffle oil and parsley and dip them in aoili… and you just found your new favorite side to every meal!
Curly fries are so fun to eat, they don’t necessarily have to taste good…
But when they’re spiced with old bay and cooked to perfection, it makes it impossible not to devour every curly fry in sight!
It’s as easy as spiralize-sprinkle-bake-eat!
Here’s a rad idea…
Give this American staple a makeover by spiralizing the potatoes! You’ll have the most popular side at the neighborhood picnic.
So fun to eat yet so nostalgically delicious!
Spiralized tater tots… what an idea!
This recipe heal-afies this classic breakfast treat by baking, not frying the tots.
And as delicious as they are on their own, try smoothering them in sour cream, cheese and chives for the win <3
We’ve got another potato salad to add to the roundup, but with this unique recipe we just couldn’t resist!
This salad is loaded with nutrients, that your kids will actually eat thanks to the uniquely shaped potato noodles! Enjoy!
Nothing better than hash browns for breakfast. Especially when they’re spiralized and you can bake them in the oven while frying your eggs…
Breakfast of champions at its finest!!
Most of us grew up eating a side of potatoes for dinner, they’re an American staple! But how many potato recipes have you grown tired of over the years?!
Well thankfully, spiralizers have given us opporunity to get creative with this classic kitchen ingredient again.
This side is beautifully spiced and will compliment anything you serve it with.
What better way to start your day than with waffles?
How about waffles that aren’t loaded with white sugar, white flour and leave you feeling lethargic?!
Enter spirazlized potato waffles… With a little protein from the egg and healthy fat from the avocado. Now that’s the best way to start your day!
Spiralizer Recipes Cucumber
Think about your favorite cucumber salad recipe…
Now, imagine, instead of half-moon slices, the cucumbers are long, curly strands that you can twirl around your fork like spaghetti. Is your mouth watering yet?
Spiralized cucumbers are great in salads, as garnishes, and they’ll make the vegetable tray at your next potluck look super fancy.
Try out one of these spiralizer cucumber recipes at your next cookout or dinner party—it’s guaranteed to be a huge hit!
We all love Greek salad… but we’ve had the SAME dish for years.
So let’s spice it up by spiralizing the cucumber! Giving this dish a whole new life 🙂
This dish makes for the perfect side to anything you BBQ this summer!
The spiralized cucumbers are tossed in a creamy sauce made from avocado, dill and lemon juice.
Delicious, protein packed tzatziki salad is only made better with spiralized cucumber noodles!
Serve it as a side, or topping to any Greek dish 🙂
Can you think of anything more refreshing than a bowl full of cucumbers, pineapple and cilantro?!
This salad only takes 10 minutes to make. You’ll be so stoked on the range of flavors, textures and shapes this side has to offer!
This unique dish is somehow refreshing and spicy, cooling and warming, protein packed and light all in one bowl of perfection.
The almond butter, ginger and chili sauce is bursting with flavor, and is poured over a bed of cucumber + rice noodles to keep you full longer.
We all love pesto, but basil pesto is a tad over done. Plus, why not use this as an opportunity to introduce some nutrient packed greens into your life?!
Enter mustard greens… considered by the CDC as a powerhouse veggie. This recipe is the perfect opportunity to put this otherwise overlooked green to use!
Another Greek salad for the list! This recipe uses a different blade and is a vegan or dairy free option.
Garlic shrimp… yum. Crunchy cucumber noodles… yum. Takes only take you 10 minutes to make. Need I say more?
This side has just the right amount of texture, flavor, shapes and nutrients to partner with any dish you’re making.
Covered in a delicious ginger soy sauce, the edamame adds protein and flavor, while the red peppers add a beautiful burst of color.
Looking for a light and refreshing summer salad to add to the list?? Look no further!
This salad has just the right amount of sweet from the pomegranate balsamic dressing and strawberries, with a subtle crunch from the raw cucumbers, and a protein punch from the mozzarella. Perfection in a bowl!
Spiralized Parsnip Recipes
Parsnips probably aren’t the first vegetable that comes to mind when you think about spiralizing…
But, like zucchini and sweet potatoes, they make an excellent replacement for pasta and if you’re getting a little bored with your usual veggies, parsnips can be a nice change of pace.
You can even make baked parsnip curly fries!
In addition to tasting great, parsnips are high in potassium, manganese, magnesium, and iron, plus they have tons of vitamins and fiber.
If you’ve never spiralized parsnips before, it’s time to try it. Break out of your spiralizer rut with one of these delicious spiralizer parsnip recipes.
Here’s a raw power bowl of healthy, delicious goodness!
Served with basmati rice, shaved brussel sprouts and tossed in a tahini dressing, this bowl is has got everything you need to feel good and fuel up for the rest of the day!
Latkes just got that much more delicious by spiralizing the ingredients, adding parsnips and swapping potatoes for sweet potatoes.
This recipe calls for baking the latkes, a healthier means of crisping this classic!
Paleo ramen burgers… genius!
The buns are made from spirazlied parsnip and sweet potatoes in lieu of your typical enriched white flour, boring and tasteless ole bun.
Sandwiched between a turkey patty and condiments of your choice… you’ll be enjoying a grain free burger in no time!
If you’re missing ramen, but cutting out grains, here’s the perfect recipe for you!
These bowls are made with parsnip instead of zucchini so the noodles retain a slightly crunchy texture. They’ve got a healthy serving of protein thanks to the lamb (or pork). They’re finished with a ginger, cilantro and lime dressing – Mmm mmm mmm!
Somedays there’s nothing more satisfying than a giant bowl of broth to soothe and nurture your soul.
This broth is made that much more nurturing by its accompaniment of spiralized noodles and a plethora of veggies to help detoxify and pack in the nutrients!
Back to the basics! This Fox Kitchen teaches us the right way to cook parsnip noodles. She also includes a ton of tips on buying and storing parsnips!
Aside from its unique flavor, my favorite reason to use spiralized parsnips is their color – Almost identical to that of regular pasta, at first glance it can be hard to see a difference!
Not to mention their crunchy texture doesn’t become soggy the way zucchini noodles can.
Which makes parsnips the perfect ingredient to use in your next paleo pasta dish.
Such as this puttanesca recipe, which uses flavor packed ingredients like olives, anchovies and tomatoes. Check out the recipe for the interesting history behind this dish.
I’m telling you… Indian spices are the perfect compliment to parsnips. (My favorite veggie chip recipe just so happen to be Parsnips with Indian Spices!)
If you’re planning to share these with someone, make a double, heck, triple batch! So good, they’ll be gone in minutes.
These bad boys are baked, not fried, making them an even better snacking choice.
With all the flavorful ingredients used in this recipe, you won’t know it’s paleo and will forget it’s healthy. The way we should eat!
Not to mention it takes on 15 minutes to make.
This is a very simple, easy low-carb dish, perfect to compliment whatever you’re making for dinner!
Everything Else – Even More Spiralized Recipes
Believe it or not, there’s even more to the list of fruits and veggies you can spiralize.
If you’ve already tried everything I’ve mentioned so far, keep reading and there’s sure to be something you’ve never spiralized.
Here are even more spiralized recipes to keep you spiralizing to your heart’s content!
Beet Spiralized Recipes
I know beets aren’t everyone’s favorite, most commonly for their subtle dirt-like taste. But I bet, even those who don’t like beets, will enjoy this dish.
It’s so uniquely flavorful you wont even know what hit you! Thanks to the combination of garam marsala, lemon, apricots and cilantro.
It’s vegan, with a healthy serving of protein, thanks to the chickpeas.
Topped with refreshing cilantro, mint and lemon zest, you really can’t go wrong!
Avocado toast may be the most delicious food craze to hit Instagram in 2016 – And with good reason! It’s DANG delicious!
Now, add some beets, chard, garlic, and feta… Now we’re talking. Big time. Jam packed with a rainbow of healthy ingredients.
Let me be honest with you, something not every spiralizer fan is open to admitting. Spiralizing beets is NOT that easy. They’re small, messy and I end up with a pink stained hand and counter for at least an hour.
Now this article from Sonnet’s Kitchen walks you through the process – sharing a few tips to make it easier.
Which you’ll need after checking out this delicious recipe…
Salmon over a bed of spiralized beets, topped with a dairy-free lemon cream sauce, Mmm mm mmm! This recipe is worth getting a pink stained hand for.
Carrot Spiralized Recipes
Those colors though…
This brightly hued bowl of healthy delicious goodness is not only vegan, it’s low carb, takes only 30 minutes to make, and is JAM packed with nutrients!
Plus, it’s got protein! Thanks to the crispy tofu.
I know, cooked veggies taste SO good, we all tend to skip eating raw.
But, with the health benefits available to us from raw veggies, it’s important to add a few servings in. Which is made incredibly easy with delicious recipes like this!
15 minutes is all you need for this spirazlied carrot recipe, tossed in a creamy cashew, ginger and lime sauce.
The traditional sunshine salad is delicious, but, not the healthiest.
So satisfy your craving with this nutrient rich alternative! The mayo is swapped with Greek yogurt. Then there’s chard, sunflower seeds, and a few other ingredients your body will be thankful for!
Butternut Squash Spiralized Recipes
Butternut squash, so delicious. Butternut squash covered in ricotta?! Your new favorite combo.
This garlicky dish with spinach and pine nuts will warm your heart and soul. Big bonus: it cooks in just 20 minutes!
Breakfast is one of those meals we don’t make enough time for. A bowl of yogurt or a bar is all most of us have before rushing out the door.
But on those days you make a little extra time for something delicious, healthy, and sure to make you feel good throughout the day, then here’s your recipe.
It’s packed with nutrients from the kale and butternut squash, with protein from the eggs. So good, it may even become your new morning ritual.
Butternut squash and sage are a match made in heaven! Add a sprinkle of parmesan and in only 10 minutes you’ll be chowing down on this awesome dish!
How Do You Spiralize?
Got a favorite spiralizer recipe? Or a particular fruit or vegetable you just can’t stop spiralizing? I’d love to hear about it—share it in the comments below!