Guys! I FINALLY got around to getting myself a spiralizer, and oh my gosh – it is the best thing EVER! I decided to get myself a lil Christmas present, because well…I deserve it ;), and this spiralizer was it! It was delivered today, and I immediately got it out, washed it up, and made this delicious “spaghetti” dinner with it! I actually didn’t expect it to be as easy to use as it was, and clean up was a cinch, so I am super satisfied with its purchase, and our tummies are happy with our dinner!
This dish is absolutely delicious! I spiralized butternut squash and zucchini, but you can totally stick to just one type of veggie. I was just overly ambitious since this was my first go with the spiralizer! Both types of noodles turned out amazing, and both butternut squash and zucchini have some pretty awesome health benefits!
I added cooked chicken and baked brussels sprouts to my “spaghetti”, and I topped it with a sauce made of plain greek yogurt and apple cider vinegar – delicious!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND ZUCCHINI NOODLE DINNER
Ingredients (makes 2 – 4 servings, depending on size):
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 1/2 lb. brussels sprouts, quartered
- 1/2 butternut squash, seeded and peeled
- 1 medium zucchini, ends cut off
- 1/4 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3/4 tsp. garlic granules, divided
- 1 cup of cooked chopped chicken
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil
- sea salt, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a spiralizer to make noodles out of your butternut squash and your zucchini. If you don’t have a spiralizer, then you can hand cut thin strips, or you can use a carrot peeler to peel long thin noodles.
2. Toss your brussels sprouts in about 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and 1/4 tsp. garlic granules. Spread evenly on one of the prepared baking sheets. Then, toss your noodles, onion, and garlic in about 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1/4 tsp. garlic granules. Spread evenly on another one of the baking sheets. Bake the brussels for about 25 minutes at 380 degrees, and bake the noodles for about 18-20 minutes at 380 degrees.
3. While the veggies are cooking, use a small bowl to mix together the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp. garlic granules, and the dried basil together in a small bowl. Stir to combine completely.
4. When the veggies are done baking, combine the vegetables together in a large bowl. Add the cooked chicken, and stir in the yogurt mixture to coat. Transfer to plates, and season with sea salt to taste.
YUM!!! Enjoy! 🙂