Homemade Paleo Veggie Pasta

Pasta is one of the biggest things my wife and I miss from a non-paleo diet. It’s one of the few things we’re eager to cheat with.

We’ve tried roasted cauliflower and spaghetti squash…but none of them quite hit the spot with a traditional italian meat sauce. So one day I decided I’d try something new. I love roasted veggies. And I love squash. I thought I’d try julliening some yellow squash and roasting it in the oven with some spices and olive oil.

We both loved this version of paleo pasta! And it was remarkably easy to make. Here’s how you make it.

Tools and Ingredients for Paleo Pasta

  • Julienne peeler (this is the one I own and it works great!)
  • 5 Yellow squashes (large)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (unfiltered)
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp paprika

Making the Paleo Pasta

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Then start peeling your squashes. Careful, the julienne peeler is sharp. I cut myself every other time I use it.

Start from the top of the squash and peel toward the bottom into long strips. Once you get down to the seeded part of the squash, turn it over and work on the other side. The seeds hold a lot of water and will make for some soupy paleo pasta—not very appetizing.

Put your paleo pasta strips into a bowl and gently toss them in olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and paprika.

Seasoned, Uncooked Paleo Pasta

Once your oven is preheated, spread the paleo pasta strips onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Don’t worry, they won’t stick to the foil because they still retain a lot of moisture.

Uncooked Paleo Pasta

Put them in the oven for about 30 minutes. Stir them with a plastic spoon a couple times during the cooking process, just so they evenly brown. I love cooking these in the oven because I can roast some veggies or pine nuts at the same time and make double use of the heat.

Take them out of the oven and serve it up. You could add a tomato-y meat sauce with it or my avocado pesto.

This paleo pasta recipe yields about three servings of pasta. For my wife and me, that means enough for one leftover meal we get to fight over.