Indulging in a bowl of pasta is always so satisfying and therapeutic after a tiring day, but sometimes loading on so many carbs can make you feel heavy and bloated, if only there’s an alternative that maintains the flavours and minus all the carbs. Well, if you are one of those who love a nice filling pasta bowl then these 10 delicious guilt-free pasta recipes are just for you, and if you’re a zucchini or sweet potato lover, you’re in for a treat!
Ham and macadamia pesto
This ham and macadamia pesto combination will give you a hearty yet refreshing flavour, if you are in for a quick meal then this is definitely doable under 10 minutes, you can opt for prepackaged zoodles instead of spiralling your own!
Creamy chicken stroganoff
This speedy creamy chicken stroganoff sauce served with zucchini noodles is definitely a crowd pleaser, and kid-friendly. If you are struggling with sneaking in vegetables for your kids than this one is definitely a winner! The creamy sauce will make zoodles taste like real pasta and everyone will be asking for more.
Golden cheesy quinoa balls
This recipe is very versatile, if you eat dairy-free, simply remove the cheese part when making your quinoa balls or if you are short on time, adding pre-made falafels instead is also a great option. This is a great alternative for a delicious meat-free and gluten-free version of the spaghetti bolognese.
This garlic parmesan zoodle combination is a quick and easy recipe full of fresh ingredients. The fresh zucchini, tomatoes, basil, parmesan or nutritional yeast if you are opting for a more vegan styled dish. It only takes 20 minutes to make and low on calories and carbs and this easy recipe ensures maximum flavour.
Cherry tomato, walnut and pesto
A refreshing take on a summer Italian style spaghetti that is gluten-free and low on carbs, removing the parmesan shavings is also vegan-friendly. The addition of sprinkling some basil leaves is also going to accentuate the flavour and making it more refreshing. Zoodles is such a versatile ingredient and sometimes adding raw zoodles can make it more salad-like.
A creamy avocado zoodle recipe that is vegan-friendly and the additional dried berries will give you that boost of sweetness. It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be done in 15 minutes and taking it to work with you is no hassle, reheating is not needed and drizzling some lemon juice will make the colours stay vibrant and fresh.
Creamy red pepper alfredo
This creamy pasta sauce is satisfying yet dairy free, we never imagined that something so healthy can taste this fabulous! The red pepper, walnut and veggie broth can recreate the creaminess of the real milk-based alfredo sauce, but it is lower in calories and fat content and is a healthier alternative.
Creamy Cashew sauce
Who said that vegan pasta sauces can’t be delicious? This creamy, savoury summer salad using zoodle pasta is gluten-free and super healthy! It is also highly customisable and you can add any toppings to your choice. The cashews are so creamy and have a cheese-like texture but is so much more nutritional and healthy.
Eating the same greek salad over and over again can get boring, and the extra mix-ins can be selective to your own personal tastes and mixing in the zoodles are so easy to eat and less messy than the usual leaf salads. This can definitely fix that pasta craving but keeping it healthy and clean at the same time!
When you run out of pasta and can’t be bothered to buy more? Well, zoodles are so versatile that making it into spaghetti bolognese is no issue at all! It’s so tasty and allows you to serve that fix of vegetables into your diet easily and if you want a warm hearty pasta meal on a daily basis this is definitely a guilt-free recipe.