Paleo Pasta Substitutes

It’s probably safe to say that we all love pasta! Here are some “pasta” substitute options to keep in mind when creating your next pasta dish!

Sweet Potato Noodles- This would be a great substitute when creating a “ragu” pasta dish or “pappardelle” dish which calls for bigger noodles. Wash and remove the skin from the sweet potato. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the flesh of the sweet potato into a bowl. The result will be wide “noodles” of sweet potato. You can even roll up the “noodles” cannelloni style.

 

 

 

Julianne Squash or Zucchini- Use this when creating that “spaghetti” noodle. You will start to love this option so much that you wont even miss regular pasta! Clean the squash and/or zucchini and cut off the ends. Slice the vegetables in thin, long, slices. You can even mix the two for an incredible flavor!

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti Squash- The fastest way to prepare a spaghetti squash (I think) is using the microwave. Take a fork and poke the spaghetti squash a few times all around. Place the spaghetti squash in a microwave safe dish (preferably a glass dish) and cover with saran wrap. Microwave for 15 minutes or until the squash is soft to touch. Let cool, slice open, remove seeds and begin shredding the squash with a fork.