Easy butternut squash noodles are a delicious low-carb pasta replacement and a great way to enjoy butternut squash! (vegetarian)
Did anybody add “Eat more vegetables” to the list of things they want to accomplish this year? I hope so, because these Butternut Squash Noodles will make you want to eat lots of them!
Spiralizing veggies is one of the easiest things you can do to get more of them in your diet. You seriously only need a spiralizer and a vegetable. And you can get one for like $15 on Amazon! You can use spiralized vegetables in place of pasta with your favorite sauce, and I promise you won’t miss the pasta. Especially because you don’t have to wash an extra pot and a colander (yay!).
This recipe for butternut squash noodles is one of the quickest and easiest recipes. By the way, what do you call butternut squash noodles? Buddles? Squoodles? I like squoodles.
Anyway, I came up with these squoodles because zucchini weren’t really in season, and I was missing my zoodles. So I made noodles with a squash that was in season instead. And they are awesome! Butternut squash already has so much flavor that you hardly need a sauce! I made a quick and easy one right in the pan with the butternut squash noodles out of garlic, olive oil, thyme, and chicken stock. Then I threw some toasted bread crumbs over the top and done! Dinner is served. So easy.
AND butternut squash is loaded with beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A which could help you fight off breast cancer and macular degeneration. It’s also got lots of heart healthy fiber and almost a half a day’s worth of vitamin C in a 1 cup! I don’t think our friend zucchini can boast the same claims (though it’s still yummy). If you’re missing your zoodles this winter, or you just want to include more veggies in your diet, try out these butternut squash noodles (Squoodles! So fun to say!). Maybe you’ll find your new favorite dinner!
- 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 sprig thyme, leaves removed
- 1/4 cup Chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp cup panko
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
- Make "noodles" out of butternut squash using a spiralizer. Alternately, you can julienne the squash.
- Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add panko and lightly toast until golden. Remove panko and set aside.
- Coat bottom of the same skillet lightly with olive oil. Add squash noodles and minced garlic to hot pan and sauté while stirring until slightly soft, about 3 minutes.
- Add thyme leaves and stock as desired. I like mine to be more saucy so I add a full 1/4 cup. Continue to cook until the noodles are "al dente." Remove from heat and top with panko and parmesan. Serve hot.