Butternut squash noodles make a great low-carb stand-in for pasta or can be an easy side dish that complements just about everything. We kept this recipe simple with just a hint of fresh thyme and savory Parmesan cheese. Look for fresh or frozen butternut squash noodles or spiralize them yourself using the long, thin neck of a large squash.

EatingWell Editors
EatingWell.com, August 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until aromatic and slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add squash, salt and crushed red pepper; cook, tossing the mixture occasionally, until the noodles are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in thyme.

  • Divide the noodles evenly among 6 bowls; top with cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 19.8g 6% DV; dietary fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 5.2g 8% DV; saturated fat 1.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 8.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 19197.8IU 384% DV; vitamin c 26.6mg 44% DV; folate 33.3mcg 8% DV; calcium 158.5mg 16% DV; iron 1.2mg 6% DV; magnesium 53.7mg 19% DV; potassium 510.4mg 14% DV; sodium 381.3mg 15% DV.