I only recently decided to give into the zoodle fad — and get a veggie spiralizer — because I’m trying to mix up my dinner routine. While searching, I realized there were a TOOOON of spiralizers on the market. But I was drawn to the Veggetti because of its awesome price, compact size, and, well, its bizarre name (lol). Since I’ve started using it, I totally see why the Veggetti has such a cult following. Unlike some other bulky models that take up counter space, the Veggetti is super small, a bonus for my teeny-tiny kitchen. It’s also SO easy to use. With just the turn of your hand, it allows you to transform vegetables like sweet potatoes, zucchini, beets, and turnips into spaghetti-like strands.
Once you spiralize your vegetable of choice (my favorite is zucchini) you can just sauté the veggie noodles in a pan with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Of course, spiralized zucchini isn’t going to taste exactly like spaghetti. But loaded with your favorite pasta toppings, it’s a satisfying alternative (like these five-ingredient parmesan zucchini noodles, pictured above). You can also spiralize anything from carrots and cucumbers to sweet potatoes and turnips. And since there’s no boiling water required, my Veggetti helps me get dinner on the table quickly. — Hannah Loewentheil