When you’re craving your favorite pasta dish, try one of these spiralized zucchini recipes—all are gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and packed with delicious flavors and fresh ingredients. And there are keto, Whole30, and vegan veggie noodle and zoodle recipes on the list as well.
Zoodles (spiralized zucchini) and other veggie noodles offer the perfect alternative to traditional pasta for your favorite noodle recipes. They pair well with any sauce and can be served either hot or cold.
The best part is they can be made from just about any fresh produce. While zoodles are probably the most common, these veggie noodle recipes show you can also make paleo pasta from a sweet potato, radishes, celery root, and carrots.
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Whether you use a vegetable spiralizer or julienne peeler, vegetable noodles are quick and easy to make—perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. For zoodles leaving the peel on is faster and adds a green stripe throughout the noodles, while peeling the zucchini gives you noodles that look more like traditional pasta.
Here are some of the best spiralized zucchini pasta and veggie noodle recipes to try.
Spiralized Zucchini Recipes
How To Make Zoodles
Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that's made a name for itself by becoming a low carb alternative to traditional pasta by transforming its shape into noodles, or zoodles, with the help of a few handy kitchen tools. A spiralizer makes easy work of cranking out noodle-like strands of zucchini to use in these zoodle recipes. Here's how to make them step-by-step.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Zucchini Pasta Pesto
This zucchini pasta pesto recipe makes a light and tasty dish, using fresh ingredients straight from your garden.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Garlic Roasted Shrimp with Zucchini Pasta
Quick, easy, and an instant family classic, this garlic roasted shrimp with zucchini pasta is served in less than 20 minutes.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Easy Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry with Zoodles
Packed with natural fiber and protein, this vegetable-packed chicken and zoodles recipe shows you how to adjust its zesty flavor with fresh flavors and vegetables in season.
Recipe by The Nourishing Home
Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles
For an easy weeknight dinner, serve this hearty crock pot turkey Bolognese sauce with zucchini noodles.
Recipe by Cook Eat Well
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Nothing says homemade like making a healthy chicken noodle soup completely from scratch. It all starts with cooking a whole chicken and infusing the broth with flavor and nutrients that only come from a homemade bone broth.
Along with the chicken, the soup gets aromatics and veggies added from onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Replace traditional noodles with spiralized zucchini zoodles that keep this soup paleo and Whole30.
Recipe by Our Salty Kitchen
Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles
Strong on flavors, this meatless Mediterranean zucchini noodles recipe combines the perfect balance of vegetables and fresh herbs.
Recipe by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Curried Cup Of Zoodles
Take your meal prep to the next level with these curried soup jars that make a portable cup of soup healthy and delicious. The two versions of this mason jar soup prep have spiralized zucchini and various julienned vegetables in common.
Red or yellow curry is added, and you can choose between shredded chicken or diced tofu for protein. It's all in a base of coconut milk, infused with ginger and scallions. Cap the jars and refrigerate until ready to eat. Simply add hot water, let sit for 5 minutes, stir and enjoy.
Recipe by Healthy Nibbles And Bits
Paleo Meatballs with Gravy
Combined with a creamy, dairy-free gravy made from coconut milk, the secret to this paleo meatball with gravy recipe is its unique balance of sage and onion.
Recipe by Noshtastic
Give your spiralizer a workout with this colorful assembly of vegetables that are zoodled into a delicious Ratatouille meal. Start with zucchini and yellow squash and work your way through bell peppers and a sweet onion for a noodle extravaganza.
Add in julienned eggplant, tomatoes, seasoning and herbs. Cook it all in a dutch oven on the stovetop for a fragrant and scrumptious meal.
Recipe by Cookie And Kate
Avocado Zucchini Salad
This easy, no-fuss "pasta" salad is filled with flavor and nutritional value—perfect for a light and healthy lunch.
Recipe by That Girl Cooks Healthy
Healthy Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles
Keep it low carb with this shrimp scampi dish that's seasoned to epic proportions with shallot, garlic, butter, lemon, and Parmesan cheese. It takes just minutes to sauté the aromatics and shrimp before adding chicken broth, lemon zest and lemon juice to make this a memorable meal.
Spiralized zucchini takes the place of traditional pasta and is tossed in to combine with this tasty sauce immediately before serving. Garnish with parsley and dig in!
Recipe by Well Plated
Zucchini Pasta With Tomato Sauce
Keep your spaghetti meal low-carb and low calorie with this vegetable pasta substitute. Zucchini noodles pair perfectly with this easy homemade spaghetti sauce that can be on your table in under 30 minutes. Spiralize your zucchini and set aside while you make the sauce.
Sauté onions and garlic in a skillet and add crushed tomatoes and herbs. Simmer and add in the zoodles during the last 2 minutes and toss to combine. Serve the zucchini spaghetti with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, if desired.
Recipe by Chef Savvy
Vegetable Bolognese Zucchini Noodles
Bolognese spaghetti sauce gets a vegan makeover with this easy mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes, cauliflower and walnut-based sauce that tops a bed of fresh zoodles. You'll need a food processor to blend the bolognese ingredients before combining them with tomato sauce.
Add in salt, garlic, oregano and basil for seasoning. Serve it over your 2-minute sautéed spiralized zucchini noodles for a hearty meal.
Recipe by This Healthy Kitchen
Chicken Fajita Zoodle Bowls
You'll forget all about flour tortillas when you make this low carb chicken fajita bowl that's packed with savory deliciousness. This bowl is full of tasty textures, starting with a canvas of zoodles that holds the spicy chicken and slices of bell peppers and onions.
Top it all with slices of avocado, Greek yogurt, lime wedges and cilantro for a carb-friendly meal that's full of flavor.
Recipe by Salt And Lavender
Zucchini And Yellow Squash Zoodle Salad
Summer is the perfect time to make this squash-centric zoodle salad made with yellow crook-neck and zucchini. Put your spiralizer to work cranking out these noodles that are topped with a roasted garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest dressing. It's a zingy low-carb salad that can be made ahead and stashed in the fridge for later.
Recipe by Krazy Kitchen Mom
Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Keep it spicy yet healthy with these skillet-seared cajun-seasoned shrimp that's plated over a bed of zoodles. You can use either fresh or frozen shrimp in this quick meal. Cook the shrimp and set them aside.
In the same skillet, sauté slices of red pepper and onion in avocado oil before adding the spiralized zucchini for a quick toss in the heat. Plate it up with the shrimp on top and garnish with sliced green onions.
Recipe by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Spiralized Veggie Noodle Recipes
Marinated Carrot Celeriac Spiralized Salad
This carrot celeriac spiralized salad is simple and light and makes great use of some of the ugly—and nutritious—produce you never thought you’d use.
Recipe by Cotter Crunch
Sweet Potato Chicken Pad Thai
Pad Thai was my favorite Thai dish before going paleo, and I love the addition of sweet potatoes to this recipe. It swaps creamy cashew butter for the peanut butter and coconut aminos for the soy sauce to make a chicken pad Thai that's paleo and Whole30 friendly.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Spiralized Radish and Lime Salad
A perfect summer side dish for outdoor entertaining, this unique spiralized radish and lime salad packs on the spice and the crunch.
Recipe by Fearless Dining
Butternut Squash Noodle Bowl
Protein-packed and perfect for fall, this butternut squash bowl is a vegan offering that includes chickpeas, shallot, walnuts and seasonings for a vibrant salad. Choose a long-neck butternut squash to easily spiralize into noodles, using a vegetable peeler to easily remove the skin from the neck. Save the rest of the squash for roasting.
Lightly sauté all of the ingredients in a skillet, adding the noodles at the end, with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for approximately 8 minutes until softened. Serve in a bowl and garnish with cilantro and red pepper flakes.
Recipe by Pinch Me Good
Thai Carrot Cucumber Noodle Salad
Perfect for lunch, this pretty vegetable noodle salad is a tasty toss of spiralized carrots, cucumbers and for a change of form, grated zucchini. You can play around with the form of this salad with shredded, julienned, shaved, or a combo and still enjoy its vibrant and crunchy texture.
It's dressed with a zesty peanut sauce made with peanut butter (sub sun butter or almond butter), soy sauce (sub in coconut aminos) dressing with grated fresh ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, lime juice, honey and red wine vinegar. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.
Recipe by Flavor The Moments
Instant Pot Beef Pho
Keep it Paleo and Whole30 and replace rice noodles with spiralized daikon radish in this easy Instant Pot beef pho recipe. Sirloin steak, bok choy, and a host of vegetables and spices like onion, carrot, ginger, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, cloves and star anise contribute to this delectable dish.
The broth uses beef bones and is infused with flavor with the help of your pressure cooker. Cooked sirloin steak and daikon noodles finish the dish. Garnish with lime and basil before serving.
Recipe by Unbound Wellness
Cucumber Greek Salad
Zesty Mediterranean flavors abound in this spiralized vegetable salad full of Greek-inspired ingredients. Cucumbers are turned into noodles and combined with tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives.
The dressing is a flavorful mixture of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, oregano and garlic. This cucumber salad is wonderful as a side dish or can be made into an entree with the addition of grilled chicken.
Recipe by Haute And Healthy Living
Butternut Squash Noodle Nests And Eggs
Perfect for brunch, or even breakfast for dinner, eggs get a nest of spiralized butternut squash as a cushion while cooking.
Super easy and fun to make, just spiralize the squash (or any vegetables, for that matter), sauté them in ghee until cooked and pliable and then form them into nests. Indent the center of the veggie nests, crack an egg in each and cook until the whites have solidified.
Recipe by Savory Lotus
Spiralized Raw Beet Salad with Blood Oranges
Sweet and earthy, beets are packed with healthy nutrients and can be eaten raw or roasted. Here, they appear in raw form and are spiralized along with raw carrots.
This makes a vibrant salad that's enhanced with the sweet citrus flavor of blood oranges, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Fresh mint adds a zing of herbal flavor. This makes a crisp, eye catching and flavorful side salad.
Recipe by Salt and Lavender
Jicama Noodle Salad
What could be more nutritious than a bowl of spiralized and julienned fresh and vibrant vegetables? A bed of spiralized jicama root serves as the noodle base for this vitamin-packed meal. Sliced bell peppers, cabbage, kale, scallions and cilantro complete the bowl.
It's all topped with a tangy dressing of sesame oil, soy sauce (or coconut aminos) apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger and other seasonings. It's a crunchy salad that's sure to satisfy.
Recipe by Blissful Basil
Flounder With Carrot Noodles
A seafood meal of skillet-cooked flounder is served on a bed of spiralized carrot noodles for maximum deliciousness.
The carrot noodles are cooked over medium-high heat in a skillet with butter and seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes. It takes just 5 minutes for them to soften before plating them up with the flounder on top. What could be easier?
Recipe by Cooktoria
Curly Sweet Potato Fries
Curly fries are the perfect side dish for burgers or sandwiches. Try these fries with sweet potatoes and spiralize them into skinny noodles. Toss them with coconut oil, sea salt, and garlic powder before placing them in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
Bake them for about 25 minutes, turning halfway through for even roasting. Serve these fries as-is or make a delicious aioli sauce for dipping.
Recipe by A Clean Plate
Coconut Curry Soup
Spiralized sweet potato noodles that have been softened in the oven add a tasty touch to this curry soup. In a base of coconut milk and vegetable broth, onion, garlic and fresh ginger add depth of flavor along with yellow curry powder.
Frozen green peas and a spritz of fresh lime juice complete this soup that simmers to deliciousness in just 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
Recipe With Veggie Inspired
Try these recipes for healthy ideas for zucchini and veggie noodles that will help you take classic dishes and turn them into low carb options that are easy and delicious.