As a single person who lives alone, I'm always looking for ways to balance meal prep with freshness — the dinner that's great on Sunday night won't always last well through Thursday night. The Veggetti is one of the tools that's helped me actually achieve that balance. I buy four or five zucchini and make a big batch of meat sauce on Sunday. Then each night, I spiralize some fresh noodles, salt them a little, mix them up with the sauce, and heat the whole thing in the microwave. Easy, healthy comfort food...and the zoodles are always fresh.
Here's exactly how it works: You cut the ends off your zucchini, choose if you want thicker or thinner noodles, stick the zucchini into that side, and twist. Out come your slightly flat zoodles. You can make them as long as you want, which can be fun, but I sometimes break 'em up so they're about spaghetti-length. I just have two small complaints: I'm always left with a 1-inch zucchini end that's not pasta-shaped and some zucchini that has inevitably squeezed through the small hole in the middle of the Veggetti's hourglass shape. But I slice up the extra into small rounds and the squeezed bits are vaguely fusilli-shaped, so everything goes in. Why waste?
I will say that if you want to make sweet potato, carrot, or other veggie noodles, a big spiralizer's going to be easier for those. But if you tend to want ~only~ zucchini noodles, or are not sure about buying a bigger spiralizer, the Vegetti might be right for you! —Natalie Brown
If you've got questions, here's a full review of the Veggetti.
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