After a month-long break from school, it’s always interesting to see what “practical” items your roommates have salvaged from home and brought back to campus. It may be a vintage jacket they found in their mom’s closet, a set of speakers one of their siblings left behind when they moved out, or that random “As Seen On TV” product their uncle’s new wife bought them for Christmas because she “just knew you could use this at school.” Most of these “As Seen On TV” gag gifts usually get thrown to the back burner, and the Veggetti is no different. However, this new gadget earns its spot on the stovetop.
The Veggetti is a kitchen utensil that slices vegetables into thin or thick noodles so they can be used for an array of dishes. For example, try slicing zucchini and cook with olive oil and spices for a healthy alternative to pasta. But don’t turn your nose up at the veggie and healthy eating aspect. The Veggetti can be used with potatoes to whip up curly fries or hash browns.
Whether you want a healthier diet or just creative meal ideas, these are some Veggetti recipes that are worth trying.
1. Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon & Feta
The Greek Cheesus has answered our prayers. Get the recipe.
2. Spicy Peanut Carrot Noodles
The salad that’s always in season. Get the recipe.
3. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Noodles
Spice up your life. Get the recipe.
4. Sweet Potato Curly Fries with Chipotle Lime Aioli
Let it be known, curly fries solve most (if not all) of life’s problems. Get the recipe.
5. Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai
Substitutes make for the most perfect Pad Thai. Get the recipe.
6. Garlic Asiago Baked Curly Fries
Heaven is a place on earth. Get the recipe.
7. Beet Salad
Warning: this salad will grab hold of your tastebuds and never let them go. Get the recipe.
8. Sriracha Shrimp with Zoodles
Uh, YUM. Get the recipe.
9. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
There are two types of people in this world: people who like mac and cheese and people who are just wrong. Get the recipe.
10. Miniature Sweet Potato Casseroles
A little comfort food never killed nobody. Get the recipe.
11. Gluten-Free Apple Carrot Latkes
Your mornings will be so much better when you make these. Get the recipe.