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Five Pasta Recipes—Without the Pasta

Five pasta recipes—without the pasta

Many tools and techniques are now available for turning vegetables into delightful pasta dishes. It’s a fun way to cook, enjoy lighter versions of your favourite meals and get your kids to eat their greens. With so many advantages, you’ll want to start making these meals right away!


1SPAGHETTI SQUASH AU GRATIN

Main ingredient:

spaghetti squash

Other ingredients:

35% cream + Gruyère and Parmesan cheese + garlic (finely chopped) + breadcrumbs

How to turn squash into pasta:

Using a knife, pierce the squash in three or four places to allow steam to escape during cooking. Microwave 10 minutes on maximum. Let stand 10 minutes, then cut into two halves. Scrape the flesh out from the squash.


2GREEK-STYLE ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Main ingredient:

zucchini

Other ingredients:

olive oil + fresh tomatoes (diced) + green onion (chopped) + feta cheese + lemon juice

How to turn zucchini into pasta:

Start by cutting the zucchini into spaghetti-like strips using a spiral slicer. Blanch in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain well.


3CAULIFLOWER LASAGNA

Main ingredient:

cauliflower

Other ingredients:

eggs + meat sauce + cottage cheese + grated cheese

How to turn cauliflower into pasta:

Boil the cauliflower in salted boiling water until tender. Chop the boiled cauliflower into tiny pieces (1–2 mm) using a food processor. Mix in two eggs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture over a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Let dry for 15 minutes in the oven, then cut into strips.


4ASIAN-STYLE CARROT NOODLES

Main ingredient:

carrots

Other ingredients:

garlic + onion (chopped) + sesame oil + soy sauce + sesame seeds

How to turn carrots into pasta:

Using a spiral slicer, cut the carrots into spaghetti-like strips (use large carrots), then blanch in salted boiling water for 2–3 minutes. Drain well.


5SWEET POTATO NOODLES

Main ingredient:

sweet potatoes

Other ingredients:

pesto + sautéed shrimp + pepper

How to turn sweet potatoes into pasta:

Using a mandoline slicer with a julienne blade, cut the sweet potatoes into linguine-size noodles. Blanch the sweet potatoes in salted boiling water for approximately 2 minutes. Drain.


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