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A good marinara sauce is a secret weapon for any mom. You can serve it on top of Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, as a dipping sauce with Zucchini Coins and of course with pasta, but pesto just inches past red sauce is our kitchen. We love it in Egg Pesto Melts, in a Potaco and our new favorite being these zucchini spaghetti noodles. That’s right, zucchini! I got my hands on a copy of Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci and it’s made a world of difference in the way that I think about vegetables. I’ve always been a fan of transforming vegetables kids typically avoid like kale and spinach into fun kid friendly recipes like Kale Chips and Spinach Cake Muffins.

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The Inspiralized cookbook shows you how to turn everyday vegetables into healthy, creative, satisfying meals that are not only creative, but as I’ve been finding from the recipes I’ve tried in the book, also delicious. The night I made this Pesto Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes for six people every last bite was consumed. It’s true that everyone in our family loves pesto, but this simple recipe really showcases all of the ingredients in the best way possible. The best part is that it’s gluten-free, so you can serve this “spaghetti” to your favorite pasta lovers!

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Pesto Spaghetti with Heirloom Tomatoes with Inspiralized

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized with Blade C
  • 3/4 cup mixed heirloom grape tomatoes


  • Combine the basil, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan in a food processor and pulse until creamy.
  • Place the zucchini noodles and tomatoes in a large bowl, pour the pesto on top, and toss to combine.
  • Note: If you prefer a hot dish, heat the zucchini noodles in a large skillet over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, When they are al dente, add the tomatoes and pesto, and toss for another 1 to 2 minutes, until heated through.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I love eggplants….and would like to know if they can be made into noodles….

  2. I’ve made zucchini “zoodles” by creating ribbons using a vegetable peeler but I would love to try the spiralizer!

  3. I am gluten free and would love the spiralizer to make veggie “pasta”!

  4. I’ve been wanting to try zucchini “zoodles”, and would also like to try carrots.

  5. This looks incredible. Usually use tomato sauce on pasta but its time for change!

  6. I would definitely want to start with zucchini just because I feel like I have seen it everywhere lately, but I have still not tried it myself

  7. Zucchini, cucumber, apples, celariac, and squash are at the top of my list. I want to inspiralize all the things!

  8. Beets and Zucchini and sweet potatoes and apples (ok, not a veggie) and cucumbers and butternut squash and summer squash and eggplant and turnip and parsnips. For soups and salads and sides. Oh what fun I would have making beautiful healthy meals.

  9. I am still trying to figure out spaghetti squash. I love veggies and will try any of the ones that make sense!

  10. I would like to try butternut squash and sweet potato spiraled in a recipe…both are quite tough to cut normally.

  11. Beets and Kohlrabi These would be a first for me. Would love to give them a try!

  12. I haven’t tried any spirals, so I’d love to do zucchini and maybe apples.

  13. What a great idea! I would love to try carrot noodles in butternut squash soup!

  14. I would love to try sweet potatoes! My son used to love them and has recently decided “no more” so any new way to try to get them back into his diet would be welcomed!

  15. I just tried zoodles last week for the first time. I fell in love, but would be thrilled to know other ways to prepare spiralized things! Yumz.

  16. I would love to try the spiralizer on zucchini. I think if it looks like spaghetti, the kids will eat it.

  17. I would try sweet and russet potatoes. I think the mix would be awesome.

  18. Thank you for this generous giveaway…it would a be a HUGE asset to my kitchen on my clean eating journey! I would love to try an eggplant for spiralizing.

  19. I’d try the spiralizer on carrots, and then sweet potatoes, and maybe you could make those shoe string potatoes with it…

  20. I would love to have a spiralizer! I want to try sweet potatoes because kids already love them, and carrots because they don’t……thx for giveaway.

  21. I want to make this pesto zucchini recipe, still have zucchini and tomatoes growing in my garden.

  22. This cookbook looks great. And I can’t wait to try this recipe. Always looking for new ways to get my kids to eat veggies

  23. Ooooh! That looks like so much fun! …as I boringly slice my zucchini for dinner! LOL! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  24. Can’t wait to make healthy meals for my family. I bought the Inspirialized cookbook at Wegmans. We are trying to get away from pastas and carbs. This is perfect.

  25. I’d like to try spiralizing celeriac and maybe diakon radish… this is a great giveaway… thanks.

  26. Oooh! Sweet potato, beets, daikon, zucchini, carrot, Apple, butternut squash, and what else?

  27. I’ve been wanting one of these for quite some time, I think our family would use it a ton!

  28. Would absolutely love one of these to try with a sweet potato to make some healthy curly sweet potato fries!!

  29. Beets, both red and golden. And why stick with veggie. Why not fruit like apples!
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  30. I want to try kohlrabi! I’ve seen it at the market, but never had any idea what on earth to do with it, and noodles make everything approachable and fun!

  31. I have a bunch of recipes saved to try with a spiralizer but no spiralizer just yet (or time)! I want to try zucchini and sweet potatoes

  32. I would like to use cucumbers. I think spiralizer cucumbers with an asian sesame sauce would be refreshing and tasty.

  33. I would like to try this with some root vegetables like parsley root and beets, I love both 🙂

  34. I’ve been dying to make ‘zoodles’ for my boyfriend since he won’t try spaghetti squash! Just can’t seem to get my hands on the money to buy a nice spiralizer. I would love this!!

  35. Zucchini! I’ve wanted to try this since seeing it featured in a few of my favorite food blogs. 🙂

  36. I think my 7 year old granddaughter would have a ball with me making dinner, Thanks for the opportunity to have fun in the kitchen once again!

  37. Neat product! I would love to see what you could do with butternut squash. Fun!

  38. I would LOVE to have this to try all the healthy recipes…and see if I can sneak some veggies into dinner;)

  39. How about butternut squash? I think my kids would eat more vegetables if they looked like spaghetti!

  40. I am dealing with some new dietary issues and our whole family needs to eat more veggie main dishes. I’ve been wanting to try a spiralizer to see if my 7 year old would like veggie noodles!

  41. I would like to try any veggie for a “pasta” in hopes we could get my 3 year old to eat more veggies 🙂 yum!!

  42. Hello! My kiddos and I would like to try all sorts of squash and eggplant!!

  43. I would love to try carrots on the Inspiralizer!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  44. I’ll bet I could spiralize a whole lot more and faster with this compared to the cheap hand held one I have ♥
    Thank you for this opportunity!!!!

  45. I have been looking for something like this so I can make spaghetti out of squash. Please pick me 🙂

  46. This looks delicious. I’ll be pursuing more of your recipes to try out for my little ones!

  47. That looks so good. great job on the meal. I’ll be stealing your recipe.

  48. Butternut squash! Sweet potato! Really any vegetable would go over well in noodle form around here.

  49. I have seen all the new recipes out with spiralized food but I don’t know how or what to put together so this book would be great for me!

  50. I’ve been really hoping to try cooking spiral veggies! I’m really excited to try squash!

  51. Have been wanting to try my hand at spiralizing veggies and this would get me started!

  52. Finally people are using this technique on more than potatoes! Looks like a delicious recipe!

  53. I have been wishing for a Spiralizer for the longest time! This Inspiralizer & Cookbook are great…would love to win them 🙂 Thanks for this chance! First thing I’d make is Zoodles.

  54. Trying to transform my family’s eating habits and this would help out tremendously!!!

  55. Wow, I’ve been looking at these for awhile. I would LOVE to win and try it with all the zucchini we grow. Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

  56. I love zucchini and would love to try this recipe, especially the warm/hot version. Anything with garlic and basil just can’t be anything but awesome.

  57. I love zucchini and would love to try this recipe, especially the warm/hot version. Yummy!

  58. I want to try the zucchini to start! My friends have raved about this method of making “noodles.”

  59. I have seen so many recipes involving zucchini noodles that I would like to try. Looks like a great way to have something delicious AND healthy for dinner!

  60. My son is a cancer survivor so now we do a ton of veggies!! This would be awesome!

  61. Our fourth and final baby was just diagnosed with a wheat and egg allergy (along with peanuts and bananas – boo!). I’d love to get some “pasta” in him! He loves zucchini, so that would be our first to try, but I like the idea of a fruit pasta too. At 6yo, my oldest would love to try a fruit salad pasta! Thanks for the chance.

  62. I have been wanting to try spiralized vegetables for so long!! I just haven’t bought the tool yet, lol 🙂 I would love to win this!

  63. We love all kinds of squash in this house so I’d love to try to do squash instead of pasta!

  64. I would start with the classic, but am also interested to see how beets and carrots would do. Wiuld love to try this!

  65. I love zucchini and would really love to try it out as a pasta alternative!

  66. I’d probably start with carrots or cucumbers but would love to try lots of different veggies & fruits!

  67. I would love to try zucchini in the Inspiralizer as I grow my own zucchinis.

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