I’ve been seeing some awesome looking “pasta” recipes using zucchini and other veggies lately. Since I’ve been working hard to cut down on my carbs and starches, I’ve been dying to try some of these recipes but just hadn’t gotten around to it. When I had the opportunity to check out a spiral slicer by Brieftons, I was stoked because that’s exactly what I needed to make those veggie pasta recipes much more convenient to make. And you know me, the easier the better!
So, before I get to the recipe (which by the way is AWESOME and so simple I don’t even know that I’d call it a “recipe”!) I’ll tell you a little bit about The Brieftons Spiral Slicer because if you don’t already have one of these gadgets, you’re probably going to want to run out and grab one. This little contraption cuts hard veggies into super thin, long strings (aka pasta). It kind of reminds me of how a pencil sharpener works, and what you end up with is veggie spaghetti, fancy salads and easy stir fries. Pretty cool right? What I love about it is that it makes it easy to cut down on carbs and load up on homemade noodles of the ‘green’ variety. I mean even busy people need to do their best to be healthier right?
The Brieftons Spiral Slicer did an awesome job at making these zucchini noodles for my pasta with pesto and mushrooms recipe and only took a minute or two!
In case you’re just figuring it out, this girl is the queen of convenience so while I love being healthy and having homemade meals, I’m also all about getting it done quickly and with as little hassle as possible so I can spend time engaging with the family rather than the whole evening in the kitchen. What I’m saying is that for this recipe, I opted for store bought Pesto sauce…don’t judge.
I cooked the zucchini noodles in a little olive oil, and threw in some sliced mushrooms. Once the pasta and mushrooms were tender I mixed them in a bowl with the jar of pesto sauce and wallah… a super easy dinner with very little mess! You could totally have just the pasta alone, or do as we did and serve it as a side with some steak or any other meat.
Have you tried veggie noodles yet? What do you think? Love them? Hate them? Undecided? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysOctober 10, 2014 at 9:30 am
That sounds phenomenal. I love stuff like this and I love that it’s a healthier alternative.
Michelle F. saysOctober 10, 2014 at 9:35 am
That looks so good. I love using zucchini instead of noodles.
Paula Parker saysOctober 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm
This is awesome. My neighbor just brought me over some zucchini. This is a must try.
Debi @ Life Currents saysOctober 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm
This looks great! And, I love that spiralizer. I can’t wait to get one!
Mistee Dawn saysOctober 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Wow, what an awesome kitchen gadget to have. And that food looks amazing.
JanetGoingCrazy saysOctober 10, 2014 at 7:49 pm
That spiralizer looks like fun 😉
Danielle Stewart saysOctober 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm
That looks amazing! I really can’t do pasta, so this looks absolutely fabulous. Thanks so much for the recipe. Sharing!
Travel Blogger saysOctober 10, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Wow that looks delicious! Both healthy and fresh.
katrina g saysOctober 11, 2014 at 11:37 am
that looks really good. i may have to try and make it for my family. my daughter love zucchini
Kristin saysOctober 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Sign me up for a plate of that right now! It looks so healthy and delish!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life saysOctober 12, 2014 at 6:31 am
I love veggie noodles and that spiralizer looks super easy to use!
Debra saysOctober 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm
We love zucchini pasta. This version looks delicious!
Martin saysJune 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm
omg that look tasty. It’s on my cooking-list.