How to Use Scraps from Spiralized Vegetables in 5 Delicious Ways

Don't toss those zoodle "nubs." We've got tasty ideas for those random bits of veggies.


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quiche veggie nubs

Photo by Jason Donnelly

Photo by Jason Donnelly

Whirl the nubs in a food processor and mix them into eggs for a vibrantly speckled veggie quiche.

Don't Miss: Ideas for Breakfast Quiches, Frittatas and Stratas


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minestrone soup

Photo by Andy Lyons Cameraworks, LTD/Andy Lyons

Photo by Andy Lyons Cameraworks, LTD/Andy Lyons

Chop those zucchini bits to be slightly more spoon-size, and you have the perfect addition to a nice minestrone. Drop in during last 5 minutes of cooking.

Must Try: Our Winter Vegetable Minestrone Soup


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mashed sweet potatoes with chicken

Photo by RJT LLC/Karla Conrad

Photo by RJT LLC/Karla Conrad

This is the ultimate way to disguise their nubby origin. Plate up some smooth sweet potatoes with a nice piece of pork or chicken. Turn beets into a vinaigrette for an arugula and goat cheese salad.

Try Our Recipe: Pork Tenderloin With Mashed Sweet Potatoes


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No-Waste Dippers

healthy snack hummus and veggie dippers

Photo by Peter Ardito

Photo by Peter Ardito

Alternatively, embrace the weirdo shape and serve them up with the last of that ranch dressing or hummus.

Related Recipe: Layered Hummus Dip


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Homemade Stock

measuring cup

Photo by Blaine Moats

Photo by Blaine Moats

If you’ve spiralized carrots, throw the nubs in a freezer bag and use them with onion and celery scraps for a versatile broth.

Make our Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with homemade stock.