Easy Veggie Noodle and Zoodle Recipes

Veggie noodles are a great alternative to pasta and a wholesome choice when you need an easy, low-maintenance dish. These recipes, from zoodles to butternut squash noodles, are sure to satisfy your next noodle craving — for fewer carbs!

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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Zucchini noodles stand in for pasta in this low-carb shrimp scampi makeover. And you may not even need a spiralizer (the special gadget that makes veggies into curlicues). Check your supermarket produce section: some stores sell spiral-cut zucchini.

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Carrot Noodles with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Use a vegetable peeler to turn springy carrots into a fun "noodle" side dish. We sprinkle salt over the cucumbers to draw as much water out of them as possible, avoiding the dreaded, soggy salad syndrome.

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Thai Green Curry Meatballs with Zoodles

Jeff uses store-bought zucchini noodles and frozen meatballs to cut down on time for his curry in a hurry. He sautés the noodles for just a few minutes to reduce the moisture and more closely mimic the texture of pasta.

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Chicken with Ginger Beet Noodles

Spiralized beets add a rich pop of color to this healthy weeknight dinner.

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Cheesy Zucchini Noodles with Bacon

Here's another great reason to whip out that spiralizer. This veggie-based dish with cheese sauce and bacon will totally hit the spot.

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Turkey Bolognese with Voodles

Katie’s wholesome dinner is ideal for nights when you’re craving something indulgent but don’t want to feel weighed down. Bonus? The Bolognese is so easy to prepare, you don’t even need to brown the meat first!

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Lemon-Basil Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Skip the side salad! Instead, pair chicken breasts with fun zucchini noodles. A lemon-basil pan sauce helps bring it all together.

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Prosciutto and Sage

With the help of a spiralizer, butternut squash becomes the noodles in this sweet-and-savory, satisfying dish that's impressive enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

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Whole30 Thai Curry Veggie Noodles with Chicken

This veggie-heavy chicken dish boasts tons of flavor -- thanks to red curry paste, almond butter and cashews. Crunchy cucumber noodles also make it just right for the Whole30 program (a lifestyle that encourages you to choose whole food over processed, and eschews sugar, grains, dairy and legumes).

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Zucchini Noodles

Ree loves to make this one-pan meal on the rare nights she’s dining solo. The entire dinner comes together in just 16 minutes — and there’s only one pan to clean up!

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Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash Noodles

This easy, weeknight chili has an extra vegetable component: butternut squash noodles. These sweet and savory twirly bites add texture, flavor and color.

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Asparagus Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini aren't the only vegetables that can become "noodles" — use your vegetable peeler to turn in-season asparagus into a pesto-topped "noodle" that everyone will love.

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Noodles

Hot chile pepper and fire-roasted corn lend a Southwestern flavor to broiled sweet potato noodles.

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Zucchini Pickled Noodles

To cut down on pickling time, use a spiralizer to turn your veggies into noodles. The tangy zoodles make a great topping for burgers, grilled fish and fresh salads.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Pickled Noodles