You Can Zoodle Everything: 30 Spiralizer Recipes for Paleo & Low-Carb Pasta
By: Amanda Suazo
Step aside, pasta — veggie noodles are the keto and paleo-friendly way to get your spaghetti fix without the grains. These spiralizer recipes are packed with fiber, vitamins, and delicious flavor (with none of the fog-inducing gluten).
You can use all kinds of vegetables for spiralizer recipes. Look for produce with no pits or seeds, and no hollow insides. Dimensions matter, too — get veggies at least a few inches in diameter, and at least a few inches long. To avoid mushy veggie noodles, look for produce with solid, firm flesh. (The only exception is bell peppers — yes, you can use them for spiralizer recipes, too!)
From zoodles to broccoli stems and beyond, this mega-list of low-carb pasta and spiralizer recipes proves that you don’t need conventional pasta to create filling, wow-worthy meals.
Zucchini and Zoodle Spiralizer Recipes
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Bright and herby pesto folds into mild zoodles in this keto-friendly and vegetarian spiralizer recipe. Since the zoodles stay raw, this recipe is also super-quick to prepare. To keep it Bulletproof, omit the parmesan (or get a full-fat, grass-fed, raw variety).
You don’t need cheese to make a delicious spag carb. This Whole30-friendly recipe for low-carb pasta gets cheesy flavor from a smooth puree of cauliflower and rich butternut squash. No dairy or grains in sight — plus, each fiber-filled serving is just over 10 net carbs.
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This one-pot spiralizer recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, and takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Simply brown your chicken breast, then set aside and saute your zoodles in the same pan. For a more Bulletproof approach, get organic pastured chicken and omit black pepper (or grind it fresh from high-quality peppercorns).
No takeout needed: Get your Chinese food fix in a fraction of the time with this easy spiralizer recipe. With 12 grams of net carbs, plenty of veggies, and lots of healthy fats, it ticks all the boxes for a keto-friendly, paleo, and Whole30 dinner option.
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Want to make zoodles more substantial? Use this spiralizer recipe for a filling meal that could convert any spaghetti addict. A rich red meat sauce blends into perfectly tender zoodles for a quick 30-minute meal that won’t put you in a carb coma. Use grass-fed beef, swap bone broth for red wine, get BPA-free canned tomatoes, and use high-quality black pepper to keep it Bulletproof.
Sweet Potato Noodle Spiralizer Recipes
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Almost as easy as hitting the drive through: This spiralizer recipe transforms a sweet potato into crisp, perfectly spiced fries. While it’s already paleo on its own, it also makes a good option for carb re-feed days on keto. Use mayonnaise made with avocado oil to keep this recipe more Bulletproof. (And since paprika is a suspect spice, enjoy these fries only occasionally.)
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Cashews blend up into a creamy, alfredo-like sauce in this vegan-friendly spiralizer recipe worthy of the trendiest gourmet restaurant. Sweet potato noodles (swoodles?) get even more flavor from fresh herbs and garlic. Use raw cashews and lightly steam your spinach instead of pan-frying for a more Bulletproof-friendly meal.
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No bread, no problem: A nest of sweet potato noodles gets topped with a runny, lightly fried egg for the perfect post-workout meal. Upgrade this spiralizer recipe with extras like fresh herbs or a generous scoop of guacamole.
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Don’t let the name fool you — there’s no cheese in this hearty spiralizer recipe. Instead, sweet potato noodles get packed all in one skillet with ground beef and filling vegetables like carrot and celery. Use BPA-free canned tomatoes and go easy on the paprika and pepper to keep it more Bulletproof.
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This 30-minute spiralizer recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Curly sweet potato noodles swim in a broth of curried coconut milk for a rainbow-colored meal with minimal prep time. For a Bulletproof take on this recipe, swap green peas for a green-zone vegetable like green beans.
Cucumber Spiralizer Recipes
Tender wild-caught salmon sits on a bed of sliced fennel and cucumber noodles in this easy and elegant spiralizer recipe. And with added fat from green olives, olive oil, and grass-fed ghee, this recipe makes the perfect keto-friendly dinner.
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Switch up your lettuce-based salads with this veggie noodle alternative. In this recipe, mayo-free egg salad makes the perfect creamy topper for crisp cucumber noodles. For a more Bulletproof approach to this spiralizer recipe, swap dijon mustard with high-quality yellow mustard.
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Blueberries and chicken? Try it to believe it: Marinated chicken breast gets a pop of flavor from a sweet blueberry salsa, all over a bed of creamy avocado-infused cucumber noodles. This paleo-friendly spiralizer recipe is nearly Bulletproof — just make sure you use raw honey and opt for a hot sauce made with apple cider vinegar.
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No lemons here — this spiralizer recipe uses a special herb called lemon basil to season crunchy cucumber noodles. Make this fresh recipe for the perfect side dish or pair with extra veggies and protein for a satisfying salad. To stay Bulletproof, swap white wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar.
Butternut Squash Noodles Spiralizer Recipes
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In a classic flavor pairing, butternut squash noodles get dressed in savory sage-infused brown butter. Roast your boodles with high heat-friendly ghee instead of olive oil, and skip the parmesan to keep this spiralizer recipe Bulletproof.
These golden-brown fritters are more versatile than you think. Make this spiralizer recipe anytime you want a bread alternative for open-faced sandwiches, or simply drizzle with raw honey and cinnamon for a fiber-packed dessert.
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This spiralizer recipe is 100% vegetarian (and 100% delicious). Roasted tomatoes take a dip in herbaceous pesto, then get poured over a bed of butternut squash noodles. For more Bulletproof results, roast your tomatoes and fry boodles in ghee instead of olive oil.
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This paleo-friendly take on meat and potatoes takes less than 30 minutes and only requires one skillet. Tender chunks of beef combine with savory spices and butternut squash noodles for a spiralizer recipe that will warm you from head to toe. Pick up grass-fed sirloin, get BPA-free canned tomatoes, and use beef broth from pastured bones to get a more Bulletproof main dish.
Plantain Spiralizer Recipes
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Yes, you can make noodles out of plantains! Crispy plantain noodles pair with sweet and spicy shrimp and creamy avocado for a dish that will transport you to the tropics. (Best of all? This recipe is sugar-free, Whole30, and paleo, too.) Use high-quality seasonings, full-fat coconut milk, and wild-caught shrimp to make it more Bulletproof.
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Who says you need potatoes to make perfectly crispy tots? This spiralizer recipe calls for chopping your plantain noodles into small shreds, forming them into tots, and pan frying. The result is a perfectly dippable and kid-friendly side dish. For more Bulletproof tots, fry with ghee instead of olive oil.
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Want a grain-free take on rice? Look no further: plantain noodles get pulsed in a food processor and lightly sauteed for a deliciously starchy alternative. Top with meaty, low-nightshade picadillo for a balanced paleo meal. Use grass-fed beef and omit the raisins to make this spiralizer recipe Bulletproof.
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Rice pudding… with no rice? Plantains get the spiralizer and food processor treatment once again to form perfect rice-like granules. Heat them gently with non-dairy milk for a creamy, grain-free take on a classic dessert. Omit raisins and swap almond milk for coconut milk and vanilla extract for a more Bulletproof version of this spiralizer recipe.
Daikon Radish Noodle Recipes
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Daikon radish noodles are the perfect low-carb pasta alternative in this soothing chicken soup. Plus, you can even prepare this spiralizer recipe in an Instant Pot to save time. For a more Bulletproof soup, use chicken meat and stock from organic, pastured chickens.
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Similar to the pho in our shirataki noodle recipe roundup, this spiralizer recipe uses neutral daikon radish noodles to capture a similar taste and texture to rice noodles. If you can’t find daikon radish, you can also use zucchini noodles — either way, this beef pho is perfect for anyone sensitive to nightshades or following AIP. Just make sure your beef and beef broth are grass-fed to stay Bulletproof.
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This fresh spiralizer recipe stars mild daikon radish and a simple oil and vinegar dressing. It only takes minutes to prepare this paleo, Whole30, and keto side dish that can feed a small crowd. Keep it Bulletproof with apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh pepper from high-quality peppercorns.
Broccoli Stem Spiralizer Recipes
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Don’t toss out your broccoli stems! Instead, use this spiralizer recipe: Broccoli stems get the low-carb pasta treatment with rich marinara sauce and beefy meatballs. Use a sugar-free marinara and meatballs from grass-fed beef to stay more Bulletproof.
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Bright lemon and savory bacon are the perfect pairing in this spiralizer recipe that uses whole heads of broccoli — stem and all. You only need about 30 minutes and a handful of ingredients to prepare this drool-worthy dish, too. Want to make it Bulletproof? Omit the parmesan, or use a raw, full-fat, grass-fed variety instead.
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Since broccoli stems are just as nutrient-packed as florets, this spiralizer recipe takes full advantage. Stem noodles mix together with herbed chicken and a zesty pesto sauce for a colorful and hearty meal. Want to stay Bulletproof? Grill and roast with ghee instead of olive oil, use organic pastured chicken, swap red wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar, and keep your almonds raw.
Jicama Spiralizer Recipes
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Light and crisp jicama noodles marinade together with spiralized carrot and cucumber in this clean-eating recipe. A spicy vinaigrette with orange chunks, lime juice, and ginger also packs a punch of flavor. To keep this spiralizer recipe more Bulletproof, use a tangerine instead of an orange.
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This sweet and creamy salad stars crisp spiralized jicama, chunks of fresh avocado, and a zesty honey lime dressing. Plus, with no lettuce, you can make it in the morning and take it to work without worrying about wilting. To stay Bulletproof, swap in raw honey and regular mustard where the dressing calls for honey and dijon.
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