While there’s nothing better and more heart-warming than a cheesy bowl of warm, gooey pasta, there’s nothing heavier on your stomach either. This alternative from The First Mess is great for summer and lighter meals. Zucchini is the perfect replacement for those typical pasta ribbons, while still being satisfying and nutrient dense. Just take a julienne peeler or a spiralizer to a zucchini and before you know it, you’ll have perfect strips of “pasta”! Simply add your toppings and “sauce” of choice and the meal is complete. Did we mention how healthy and low-carb this is?

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