10 Pasta Alternatives That Are Zoodles of Fun

Whether you’re looking to make a diet or a lifestyle change (or you just need a break from traditional pasta), pasta alternatives are loaded with great flavors and textures that make them the perfect choice for your next meal. From zucchini noodles to carrot spirals, here are 10 of our favorite pasta alternatives that are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

1. CHICKEN ZOODLE SOUP

A hearty bowl of chicken zoodle soup on a wood table

How’s this for a veggie twist on a classic? Skip the spiralizing and make mealtime a breeze with Birds Eye® Zucchini Veggie Spirals, which have 60% fewer calories than pasta.

2. GREEK CHICKEN ZOODLES

Bowl of zoodles in a creamy tomato-olive sauce served with chicken, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and fresh basil

For a big bowl of yum, look no further than our Greek Chicken Zoodles. Zoodles and tender chicken are dunked in a creamy tomato-olive sauce, and then topped with Kalamata olives, feta, and fresh basil. Looking to cut meat out of your family's diet? Substitute Gardein™ Chick'n Strips for a quick and easy vegetarian meal.

3. SOY GINGER CARROT SPIRALS WITH CHICKEN

Bowl of Birds Eye soy ginger carrot spirals topped with chicken, mushrooms, broccoli, and cilantro

Carrot spirals make a bright and appetizing alternative to traditional noodles. Use Birds Eye Carrot Veggie Spirals, which are tossed in a delicate ginger soy sauce, to make your meal prep lightning-fast.

4. QUICK ZUCCHINI SPIRALS WITH MEATBALLS

Birds Eye Zucchini Spirals with Marinara topped with Italian chicken meatballs and Parmesan cheese

Meet your new favorite weeknight dinner hack: Quick Zucchini Spirals with Meatballs. All you need is Birds Eye Zucchini Veggie Spirals with Marinara, precooked Italian seasoned chicken meatballs, and badda-bing, badda-boom, dinner is yours for the taking in 10 minutes flat.

5. BUTTERNUT SQUASH SPIRALS WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Birds Eye Butternut Squash Spirals topped with Italian sausage, mushrooms, fresh basil, and grated Parmesan cheese

Italian pork sausage. Mushrooms. Torn basil and grated Parmesan. If that doesn’t make your mouth drool at the thought of all that umami bliss, we don’t know what will. Birds Eye Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals make for a quick and hearty base that keeps it all balanced.

6. BLACK BEAN & QUESO-STUFFED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Spaghetti squash rind stuffed with spaghetti squash strands, black beans, corn, bell peppers, and a Velveeta queso

Gidddddy-up, big Tex-Mex flavor is headed your way! Spaghetti squash makes for a trusty saddle while veggies, black beans, and queso kicked up with a can of RO*TEL® take your taste buds on a wild ride.

7. ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

Bowl of zucchini noodles tossed in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese

A dinnertime classic gets a veggie-licious makeover. Discover bold, fresh flavor when you toss zoodles in a spicy tomato sauce and top with Parmesan cheese and basil.

8. ZUCCHINI NOODLE SALAD WITH TOMATOES

Fresh and bright zucchini noodle salad complete with diced tomatoes, mozzarella balls, red onion, and fresh basil

Whether you're packing for a picnic or just looking for a way to use the last of your summer tomatoes, you’ll love this lively zoodle salad, accented by an olive oil and red wine vinegar blend, red onion, oregano, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese.  

9. ZUCCHINI SPIRALS WITH LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP

Birds Eye Zucchini Spirals tossed with sautéed shrimp, garlic, and lemon topped with lemon zest

Lemon and garlic set off this “greener” take on shrimp scampi. And with five-ish ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, dinner will be ready before you know it.     

10. CHIPOTLE SWEET POTATO NOODLES

Sweet potato veggie “noodles” and black beans tossed in a tomato sauce and topped with sour cream and cilantro

So much flavor in one mighty dish. Sweet potato noodles are tossed in a tomato sauce made more complex with the help of chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and cumin. Rosarito® black beans make it a party before the final garnish of cilantro and sour cream.

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