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Chilli, Garlic, Parsley & Spiralized Courgette on Spaghetti

Chilli, Garlic, Parsley & Spiralized Courgette on Spaghetti

Updated post. I’ve recently become re-obsessed with spiralized vegatables!

In particular, spiralized courgettes have become a staple in my diet.

I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for gadgets in the kitchen and the spiralizer is most definitely my appliance de jour-AGAIN!(Soz Nutribullet). If you don’t have a spiralizer machine fear not as you can buy spiralized vegetables from most supermarkets.

The poster food of the clean eating movement, spiralized veggies are a great way to work your 5 a day into your family’s diet in a fun and creative way.

How to make hilli, garlic, parsley and spiralized courgette on spaghetti - a recipe by Honest Mum

Here, I wanted to share one of my favourite spiralized dishes using courgette (and not forgoing the spaghetti either (who knew 😉 ). Combined with chilli, garlic and parsley and pasta it’s the perfect mid-week meal for all the family. Easy to make yet guaranteed to fire up the taste buds and just take off the chilli if it’s too hot for little ones.

I omit the cheese as I’m vegan but my husband and eldest son love theirs with and this is one of my Dad’s favourite dishes when he comes to stay !


Chilli, garlic, parsley and spiralized courgette on spaghetti


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 3 courgettes, spiralized
  • 400g dried spaghetti, cooked to packet instructions (use gluten-free if you prefer)
  • Handful of finely chopped parsley
  • Grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large shallow pan on a medium to high heat
  • Add garlic and chilli, heat until aromatic and garlic has turned a golden brown
  • Add spiralized courgette and fry for just 30-45 seconds, stirring courgette around the pan
  • Remove from pan and serve with the cooked spaghetti
  • Garnish with parsley and parmesan




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