10+ Easy & Healthy Spiralizer Recipes


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Spiralizer recipes are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet (no matter your dietary preference). Choose from a variety of vibrant, nutrient-dense vegetables for easy and healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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When spiralizing first gained popularity, it seemed everyone only made zucchini noodles. And while I love zucchini noodles (and eat them year round), I’m excited that spiralizing has since gone mainstream. Today, vegetables of all types, colors and shapes are being spiralized to create easy, healthy and delicious recipes. It’s wonderful!

New to spiralizing? If you’re new to the world of spiralizing, make sure to read my Spiralizer Beginer’s Guide. In the guide you’ll find a “how to” video that walks you through the step-by-step process of spiralizing different vegetables. Sometimes it’s just easier to learn by watching.

But today, I wanted to share my best spiralizer recipes. These reader favorite recipes are creative, delicious, and perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So grab your spiralizer (or buy the spiralizer I recommend) and enjoy these recipes.

Best Spiralizer Recipes – Easy & Healthy!

1. Zucchini Noodle Caprese

Inspired by one of my all time favorite salads, caprese salad, this recipe is not only beautiful but it tastes amazing. A delicious mix of fresh zucchini, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil pesto.

Zucchini noodle caprese is made from my favorite gluten-free pasta alternative, zucchini noodles - and inspired by one of my all time favorite salads, caprese.

2. Zucchini Pasta with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

A delicious, gluten-free (and of course low-carb) version of shrimp scampi and linguini. Traditional pasta is replaced with zucchini noodles for a lighter, healthier, more veggie-packed and nutritious meal.

This zucchini pasta with lemon garlic shrimp is a delicious, gluten-free (and of course low-carb) version of shrimp scampi and linguini. Traditional pasta is replaced with zucchini noodles or zucchini pasta for a lighter, healthier meal.

3. Warm Sweet Potato Noodles, Cabbage and Lentil Salad

A warm and hearty salad that’s perfect for fall and winter. It’s vibrant, nutrient-packed and loaded with flavor thanks to sautéed onions and Swiss chard along with a Dijon vinaigrette. Fresh herbs and toasted pine nuts finish it off!

Sweet potato noodles salad is a combination of spiralized sweet potato noodles, cabbage, lentils, sautéed onions and Swiss chard. It's topped off with fresh herbs, toasted pine nuts and a zesty Dijon vinaigrette.

4. Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Spinach and Parmesan

Zucchini noodles get a flavor boost with chicken, spinach and parmesan for a light, low-carb and healthy recipe. This is an easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to cook. A weeknight staple!

5. Spiralized Sweet Potato Egg Nests

A simple, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that’s perfect for a weekend brunch. Even better? Start to finish, they only take about 15 minutes to make. Super easy! And I show you how to use other vegetables as well.

Spiralized sweet potato egg nests are a simple, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe. It's one of my favorite spiralized sweet potato recipes and it's perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

6. Apple Chips

Use a mandoline or the flat blade on your spiralizer to create thin and crispy apple chips. Just add a dash of cinnamon for a flavorful snack, or crumble them into bits as a topping for a delicious salad recipe.

Apple chips in a bowl.

7. Mexican Chicken Zucchini Noodles

A simple combination of zucchini noodles, pico de gallo, chicken and cumin, it’s the perfect weeknight meal and takes less than 30 minutes to make. Zucchini noodles just got a spicy flavor boost!

Zucchini noodles with chicken and pico de gallo on a white plate.

8. Coleslaw

Homemade coleslaw has never been easier to make than with a spiralizer. You can shred cabbage in seconds to create a recipe that’s perfect for summer parties, potlucks and barbecues. Drizzle my coleslaw dressing on top for a recipes that’s light, flavorful and has far less sugar than you’ll find in store-bought versions.

Coleslaw in a white bowl.

9. Carrot and Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cucumber Sauce

Carrot and zucchini are mixed with a creamy, avocado cucumber sauce for a simple, delicious and vegan zucchini noodle recipe. And while it’s simple, it’s packed with so much flavor that I guarantee you’ll be making it again and again.

Carrot and zucchini pasta is mixed with a creamy, avocado cucumber sauce for a simple and delicious zucchini noodle recipe that's gluten-free, vegan, paleo and whole30.

10. Parsnip Noodle Chicken Alfredo

A healthier take on the classic chicken alfredo recipe that’s absolutely delicious.  All thanks to spiralized parsnip noodles and my vegan alfredo sauce, which you’re gonna love!

(gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo) This parsnip noodle chicken alfredo is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free. It's a healthier take on the classic chicken alfredo that's absolutely delicious.

11. Curly Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Sweet potato fries are easily made at home with a spiralizer. Season with paprika and garlic powder and bake in the oven until perfectly crispy. They’re the perfect healthy snack recipe.

(gluten-free, paleo) Curly sweet potato fries are easily made with a spiralizer. They're seasoned with paprika and garlic powder and baked in the oven until perfectly crispy.

12. Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Bolognese

This healthy spaghetti recipe is reminiscent of a good Italian beef ragu, but it’s gluten-free and grain-free thanks to zucchini noodles. Want to know the recipe on my website I make most often? It’s this one!

(gluten-free, paleo) Zucchini Noodle Bolognese. A healthier version of spaghetti bolognese, with zucchini noodles and homemade tomato bolognese sauce.

If you love to spiralize, you’ll also love the Vegetable Sheet Cutter. Think of it as the next generation of spiralizing and creating healthy recipes filled with vegetables. Make sure to check it out!

10+ Easy Healthy Spiralizer Recipes: Zucchini Noodle Caprese

5 from 5 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Spiralizer recipes are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet. The whole family will love these easy, healthy recipes loaded with vegetables!


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces buffalo mozzarella (small balls)
  • 2/3 cup basil pesto



  • Cut the ends off each zucchini and use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles. Place these into a large bowl.
  • Cut your tomatoes and mozarella balls in half. Place them in the bowl with the zucchini.
  • Add the pesto and mix all of the ingredients together until well combined. Top with garnishes and serve immediately.


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2540IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 1095mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spiralizer recipes
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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. What perfect timing! Thanks to your recommendation, I just received my Paderno spiralizer yesterday from Amazon and have it setting on the counter ready to use tomorrow. Looks easy! I appreciate all your recipes and recommendations for great products. I trust your judgement so it saves me the time to research. Yay and thanks!!

  2. Wow you are Awesome, Creative and have delicioso foods….. I make different ones weekly…. Thank you so much, Franco

  3. This is such a great list to keep around, I’ve been looking for these types of low carb recipes and can’t wait to try some, thanks!5 stars

  4. I love spiralizer recipes! I actually have been looking for a comprehensive food post that contained more than one recipe so I can keep coming back too and trying! Found it! Thanks!5 stars

  5. Such a fun collection to use spiralizer. The kids will definitely be happier to eat their veggies when they look this good. :)5 stars