15 Amazing "Noodle" Dishes
Here's a fun way to get your daily dose of vegetables: turn them into noodles. Not sure where to start? We rounded up the best, most creative veggie-noodle dishes on the Internet, ranging from a fresh take on chicken pho to a satisfying yet pasta-free macaroni and cheese. Bust out your julienne peeler, mandoline, or spiralizer — or in the case of spaghetti squash, a fork — and then dig in!
Chicken Pho Zucchini Noodle Soup
Few foods feel more restorative than a fragrant, piping-hot bowl of pho. It's our go-to cure for hangovers, sniffles, and bone-chilling Winter nights. For all that, plus a generous dose of veggies, try this zucchini-noodle version.
Cucumber Mint Noodles With Ginger Dressing
Our mouths are watering just thinking of how refreshing a bowl of cucumber noodles slicked in ginger-tamari dressing would be.
Cucumber-Avocado Tuna Hand Rolls
Obsessed with hand rolls? For a veggie-packed version of the sushi-restaurant staple, fill nori rolls with cucumber noodles, avocado, and spicy tuna.
Zucchini Noodles Aglio, Olio, e Pepperoncino
When you're craving this simple, garlicky Italian classic but would rather not dig into a big plate of pasta, swap zucchini noodles for the traditional spaghetti.
No-Noodle Pad Thai
Traditional pad thai is delicious, but it's not exactly light. Instead, try this recipe inspired by the popular Thai noodle dish; it subs crisp, shredded radishes, carrots, and zucchini for the chewy rice noodles.
Carrot Pasta With Tahini Garlic Sauce
Strands of sweet, earthy carrot take to a lush, zesty tahini-based sauce like they're old friends.
Tuna Salad With Cucumber and Avocado
Add fresh flavor and crunch to tuna salad with spiralized cucumber noodles.
Zucchini Shrimp Scampi
All the flavors of shrimp scampi — lemon, butter, garlic, and parmesan — are packed into this zucchini-based dinner.
Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
Satisfy cravings for tangy, rich mac and cheese — hold the noodles — by going the spaghetti squash route.
Zucchini Spaghetti With Crème Fraiche and Pesto
Want to make spiralized vegetable noodles but don't want to shell out for specialized gear? Try the lazy girl's method for shredding zucchini before tossing it with a tangy combo of crème fraiche, pesto, and peas.
Vegan Kale and Sweet Potato Noodle Caesar Salad
Sweet potato noodles and crispy roasted chickpeas transform caesar salad into a meal.
Zucchini Pasta With Farro, Parmesan, and Roasted Broccoli
Just because you're subbing spiralized zucchini for pasta doesn't mean you can't get your grain fix. For the best of both worlds, add a handful of nutty farro to the mix.
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
Add a bit of excitement to your classic chicken noodle soup with this fun recipe.