5 Amazing No-Pasta Noodle Dinners

No pasta? No problem! Spiralized veggies make the perfect base for traditional noodle dishes. Go beyond zoodles (aka zucchini noodles) and try your hand at sweet potatoes, asparagus and carrots. You’ll be digging in to a dish with tons of flavor that’s veggie-heavy to boot. Try one of these no-pasta noodle dishes tonight.

Eat your vegetables and indulge a little, too. This noodle dish leans more decadent than diet thanks to cheddar cheese sauce and crispy bacon.

Give your vegetable peeler a new job: noodle-making! You’ll shave carrots into long thin strips with a vegetable peeler before tossing them in a spicy, creamy peanut sauce.

Go green with this simple noodle dish. Fresh basil pesto is the perfect pairing with lightly cooked asparagus. Baby arugula may seem to disappear in the monochromatic dish, but its peppery flavor is definitely noticable.

Sweet potatoes make the perfect base for taco meat, and now vegetarians can enjoy the flavor combo. Spicy peppers, corn and cilantro turn up the heat and flavor in this southwestern-inspired noodle bowl.

Food Network Kitchen’s Shrimp Scampi Zoodles.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Swap your classic spaghetti for zoodles next time you’re in the mood for shrimp scampi. The veggie noodles lighten up the dish without sacrificing flavor.

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