The Veggetti Spiralizes Vegetables into Spaghetti

I recognize that¬†there is a possibility you may not know this yet but let me be the first to tell you: you need a¬†Veggetti. It’s true, you do! The Veggetti is a spiralizer that turns a number of vegetables into spiral-shaped veggie-spaghetti. Zucchini, squash, carrots, cucumbers, and potatoes are just a few of the many wholesome foods that can be easily transformed into healthy flavorful pasta!

Unboxing the Veggetti Pro
Jorge Meets Veggetti For the First Time

Right before¬†the holidays, I went out on a whim and ordered not one but TWO Veggettis. OH and not just any two Veggettis. I ordered¬†the Veggetti PRO. I had planned to give¬†one to my mother for Chistmas and the other¬†to Jorge’s! I remember Jorge told me his mom actually seemed excited about¬†the idea of owning¬†a vegetable spiralizer so I figured giving her the Veggetti Pro would go well!¬†As for my own mother, I wasn’t too sure…

After wrapping both Veggettis, I put my mom’s under our Christmas tree and carried the other to the¬†suitcase I was packing for Spain. Clearly,¬†I seriously¬†overestimated the amount of¬†suitcase space I thought I had available because¬†the Veggetti Pro easily took up almost a third of my luggage. Either that¬†or I underestimated the size of Veggetti Pro. No, it couldn’t be that. Not Veggetti.

Veggetti Too Big!
OH NO!!!

After playing a nice little game of packing-Tetris, I eventually made everything fit inside while remaining under the 50 pound weight limit. SUCCESS!

Since I couldn’t be home Christmas morning¬†due to a little (big) mistake, my family e-mailed me a video of them opening the gifts I got them. My Mom’s reaction to receiving the Veggetti was comical because I think she¬†was super¬†confused. It’s now almost a month later and I think she still has absolutely no idea what¬†it is. Jorge’s mom, to my relief, seemed excited about receiving the Veggetti Pro. Sometimes¬†she even¬†messages me pictures of meals she cooked¬†with it! ?

Jorge and I unboxed the Veggetti Pro to get it¬†up and running so we could try cooking with it. Assembly was super simple (it was basically ready out of the box.) The bottom of the Veggetti Pro has a suction cup that makes it stick to the surface you’re using it on. As for the blade, you can choose from one of three spiral shapes: thick spiral, thin spiral, and a¬†ribbon blade.

We grabbed a zucchini and a carrot to test them out. The thin spiral was, as you may suspect, the most spaghetti-like. The thicker spiral produced the pasta strand that Jorge is holding in the photo on the left. (This blade was my personal favorite!) The ribbon blade was a bit too thick for my pasta-preferences but I could totally see it being useful for making veggie-chips!

One thing I hadn’t realized about the Veggetti before using it is that it essentially cuts vegetables up into one long¬†endless¬†spiral. So unless you go in and cut the strands yourself, you’ll find yourself¬†chewing one SUPER long piece of vegetable pasta. Cutting it up is super simple¬†though.

The Veggetti Pro

Perhaps one of the funniest¬†parts of using the Veggetti is the leftover core that¬†protrudes¬†out once the vegetable has been fully spiralized. This is totally edible as it’s just the core¬†of the vegetable but its appearance isn’t exactly “appetizing.”

Unboxing Veggetti Pro

Once our carrots and zucchinis were all cut up, we threw them into a frying pan and used the little Recipe Guide Book included in the box to make a sauce for our pasta. We decided to go the simple route and cooked our Veggetti pasta in olive oil, basil, rosemary, butter, along with a few other gentle herbs. The results were terrific!

Cooking with Veggetti Pro

Veggetti Pasta

We all taste-tested the final product and were pleasantly surprised! I actually really liked it. The pasta had a slight crunch but heating it up made that less noticeable. The sauce was enough to overpower the vegetable-taste in my mouth making it actually seem a whole lot like ordinary pasta! It was in that moment that I decided someday when I have my own home, I, too, shall own my own Veggetti Pro.

If you are interested in buying a Spiralizer, here are a few options in price-ranked order:

Standard Veggetti (Around $10)
Veggetti Pro (Around $20)
Oster Electric Spiralizer (Around $50)
KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer (Around $100)

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