14 Creative Spiralizer Recipes | Sweet Peas & Saffron (2024)

By: Denise Bustard11 Comments
Posted: 7/30/21Updated: 7/30/21

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14 creative spiralizer recipes that will take you beyond zucchini noodles! Check out these delicious, healthier recipes using cucumber noodles, sweet potato noodles, butternut squash noodles and more.

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If you are looking to add more veggies to your dinner without much effort, I highly recommend using a spiralizer!

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Reasons you'll love using a spiralizer

  • it creates new textures to add to your salads, curries and stir fries
  • they can help to limit your carb intake without feeling like you're missing out- you can mix them with pasta and barely notice them there!
  • they help you squeeze more vegetables into your diet
  • they're fun to make and to eat!

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How to use a spiralizer

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Select the appropriate blade for the vegetable you are spiralizing- for zucchini noodles, we use the small (⅛ inch) spaced blade on your spiralizer, whereas for sweet potato noodles, we use the larger (¼ inch) spaced blade. You can also create ribbons.

  1. Pick a large, straight vegetable, wash, dry, and trim the ends (slice them off evenly). Try to avoid curved veggies as they are difficult to spiralize.
  2. Depending on the vegetable, you may wish to cut them in half as well.
  3. Place one end of the vegetable in the middle of the spiky paddle on the spiralizer, and the other end in the middle of the coring circle.
  4. Rotate the handle, applying gentle pressure to create vegetable noodles.

What kind of vegetables can you spiralize?

  • zucchini
  • carrots (particularly jumbo carrots are good to spiralize)
  • sweet potatoes
  • butternut squash
  • daikon
  • bell peppers
  • beets
  • cabbage
  • red onion
  • cucumber
  • parsnip
  • apple

And more!

Spiralizer recipes

Spiralized Sweet Potato Enchilada Skillet

This enchilada sweet potato noodles skillet is a delicious vegetarian recipe that gets dinner on the table quickly and makes clean up a breeze.

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Spiralized Pasta with Egg and Asparagus

Spiralized pasta with egg and asparagus is a simple, veggie-packed dinner that gets dinner on the table quickly. Top with a perfectly poached egg to complete the meal!

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Ground Turkey Pasta in Romesco Sauce

This easy ground turkey pasta recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and tossed in a Spanish roasted red pepper sauce (romesco sauce)!

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Cold Sesame Noodles with Spiralized Vegetables

These cold sesame noodle meal prep bowls are the perfect vegan prep ahead lunch: spiralized vegetables tossed with chickpeas and whole wheat spaghetti in a spicy almond butter sauce.

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Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

Zucchini noodle pad thai is a low carb veggie-packed meal that comes together in just 30 minutes. Made with shrimp, eggs, bell pepper and a sweet and tangy pad Thai sauce!

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Black Beans and Creamy Avocado Sauce

These easy vegan sweet potato noodles are tossed in a creamy garlic avocado sauce with linguine, corn and black beans. Ready for your table in 30 minutes!

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10-minute Spiralized Cucumber Salad with Feta and Mint

Cool and crunchy, this spiralized cucumber salad comes together in under 10 minutes! Cucumber noodles are tossed with feta and mint in a lemon vinaigrette. Low carb and gluten-free.

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Sage and Brown Butter

These sauteed butternut squash noodles are tossed in a brown butter sauce with parmesan cheese and nutmeg, then topped with crispy sage leaves. Lighter, vegetarian, and so simple to prep!

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Spicy Instant Pot Peanut Noodles

Spicy Instant Pot peanut noodles are an easy veggie-loaded recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes! Works great as a meal prep recipe.

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Sesame Ginger Beef + Zucchini Noodles

Sesame ginger beef and zucchini noodles is a delicious lower carb lunch option that is perfect for meal prep! Not only is it fast to make, but tastes delicious and only 4 g net carbs.

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Spicy Tofu Noodles Meal Prep

These spicy tofu noodle meal prep bowls are made with a sweet, savory and spicy sauce, whole-wheat spaghetti, zucchini noodles, and tofu! Make it ahead and enjoy for lunch through the week.

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Thai Chickpea Mason Jar Salad

Thai chickpea mason jar salad has a tangy peanut dressing, quinoa, zucchini, carrots and cabbage and is topped with honey roasted peanuts! Ready in under 25 minutes.

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Healthier Firecracker Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Healthier firecracker chicken meal prep bowls are sweet and spicy! Lightened up compared to classic recipes, but still super flavorful. Gluten-free and ready in 35 minutes.

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Turkey Zucchini Lasagna (Freezer-Friendly)

This freezer turkey zucchini lasagna is the perfect gluten-free and low carb meal prep lunch or dinner! Make it ahead and freeze for when those lasagna cravings hit you. Turkey and vegetarian recipe options included.

Check out this recipe

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Meet Denise Bustard

Denise Bustard is the creator of Sweet Peas and Saffron, a meal prep-focussed food blog. With a PhD in biochemistry, Denise takes a scientific approach to perfecting her recipes. You can find Denise's work featured on Huffington Post, MSN, Self and more.

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  1. Teg says

    14 Creative Spiralizer Recipes | Sweet Peas & Saffron (24)
    I've only dine teriyaki and soy sauce stir fry so far, but looking forward to trying some of these! Just wish they had calorie counts too!

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    • Denise says

      Most of the recipes on Sweet Peas & Saffron have nutritional estimates but I can't control what other bloggers do on their sites. Glad you enjoyed it! I might have to give it a try 🙂

      Reply

  2. Ben says

    14 Creative Spiralizer Recipes | Sweet Peas & Saffron (25)
    Love all of these!

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  3. Jodi says

    What spiralizer do you recommend?

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    • Denise says

      Hi Jodi! I use the Paderno Tri Blade: http://amzn.to/2sky8Jd (affiliate link), and love it! Easy to use and to clean!

      Reply

  4. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says

    These are fantabulous! Loving the chickpea sweet potato noodle soup! Thanks so much for including me 🙂

    Reply

    • Denise says

      Thanks, Jenn! I want to try your soup recipe, looks DELISH!

      Reply

  5. Kelly says

    Yay, love all these spiralizer recipes! Adding so many to my lunch and dinner menu, they all look amazing! Thank you so much including mine too! <3

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  6. marcie says

    I love this round-up, Denise -- I'm pinning it and bunches of individual recipes too! Thanks so much for including my Thai cucumber carrot salad!

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  7. Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas says

    Great collection of recipes! Can't wait to try each and every one of them.

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  8. lindsay Cotter says

    As if i don't use my spiralizer enough. I LOVE ALL THESE!! PInning. xxoo

    Reply

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