Get Creative In The Kitchen With The KitchenAid Artisan® Mini + Spiralizer

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Products/ Recipes/ Sponsored

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with KitchenAid. As always, opinions are all mine.

This may be news to some but – We’re expecting again! Exciting, I know! I haven’t officially announced it on the blog yet because things have been crazy busy but because today’s recipe is geared towards my health at the moment I figured I might as well let it slip! We are expecting baby #8 March/April of 2018!

If you followed along last pregnancy you’d know I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 28 weeks, well, I’m sad to say that this time at 20 weeks I was again diagnosed. So, that means I have to change everything I eat.

When I was asked if I’d like to create a recipe with a KitchenAid Artisan® Mini with Spiralizer attachment I jumped at the chance. Not only do I love KitchenAid, and have my sister-in-law’s old hand-me-down mixer by KitchenAid, but I was excited to try a Spiralizer. I have never used one before!

The Artisan Mini stand mixer makes up to 5 dozen cookies in a single batch, with the same power as the KitchenAid Classic™ Stand Mixer while being 20% smaller, 25% lighter, and fitting all attachments.

With over ten different attachments, you can make everything from fresh pasta to burgers, veggie noodles and more.

Being on this gestational diabetes ride again means my diet will be changed 100% and although I am not a fan of veggies, it is part of the diet. So, it’s something I need to get used to and get creative with. With the KitchenAid Artisan® Mini – it’s a smaller mixer so doesn’t take up too much real estate on my counter, something I dislike in appliances. I was thrilled about that. It can sit on my counter accessible for anytime use, and the fact it’s 25% lighter and fits all attachments makes this the perfect appliance for a busy kitchen.

5 Blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice:

Reinvent classic meals and inspire your culinary creativity with fresh fruits and vegetables. The versatile KitchenAid® Spiralizer Plus with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment comes with 4 Spiralizing/Slicing Blades and a Peeling Blade, perfect for fresh fruit and vegetable recipes. From zucchini noodles to sweet and savoury dishes, the options are endless.

Everyone is always talking about Zoodles aka: Zucchini Noodles so I wanted to try it and see if I could add them to my GD diet. My husband came up with a recipe to try out, and it turned out well. I didn’t eat much of it because I’m still learning to appreciate all the vegetables, but my husband and kids loved it!

The Spiralizer attaches on to your KitchenAid Stand mixer and uses the power of the motor to operate the attachment. With four quick-change blades and an optional peeling blade to inspire healthy versions of classic recipes and unleash your culinary potential. Spiralizing Blades – Medium and Fine; Slicing Blades – Slicing (Large Core) and Slicing (Small Core); Peeling Blade.

RECIPE – Zucchini Carrot Spiralized Alfredo:

If you are like me and just starting to explore with different vegetables you didn’t really like, or want to do something a little different to change things up a bit then this is the perfect option for you! Not only is it easy thanks to the KitchenAid Artisan Mini and Spiralizer but it’s very tasty and makes a great light lunch!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 sweet bell pepper (brighter the Color the better)!
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 tbsp almond flour
  • Cream (1 1/2 – 2 cups)
  • 3 tbs olive oil

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry all veggies
  2. Cut ends off zucchini and carrots
  3. Seed and dice pepper and set aside
  4. Rough dice tomato and set aside
  5. Be sure to cut your carrots and zucchini to size.

Veggie Noodle Cooking:

  1. In a nonstick large frying pan add oil and heat med/ high
  2. Start with your carrots and peppers cooking for about 3 minutes
  3. Add your zucchini and cook over med/ high heat for 4-6 mins ( depending on crispness desired)

For Alfredo Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan melt your butter over med/ high heat
  2. Gradually whisk in your flour until thick sauce forms
  3. Cook for about 1 min then slowly whisk in your cream.
  4. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste as I do and a splash of fresh garlic gives this recipe a fantastic zing!
  5. Finally, add your noodles to Alfredo sauce and gently cook for two more minutes
  6. Use tongs to plate pasta to ensure the spirals stay intact!

I will say, this is the perfect lunch or dinner for anyone, not just those following the Gestational Diabetes diet. My kids love vegetables and found it exciting that the noodles were spiral and even had the picky ones enjoying!

With Christmas being just 6 days away, the KitchenAid Artisan Mini Mixer + Spiralizer attachment would make the perfect gift! I am looking forward to many more fun dishes to come!

15 Comments

  • Reply Serena December 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Super simple and easy. Looks like a great recipe. I’ve been wanting to try that attachment. I’m guessing, but like all the other attachments, this will fit on any KitchenAid?

  • Reply Laura @ MommyDearest December 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Congrats on Baby #8! I just got a kitchenaid stand mixer this past spring and I’m dying to get some attachments for it. I will definitely be adding the spiralizer to my wishlist. The carrot Zucchini alfredo looks so good.

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I love my Kitchenaid and all the connections you can buy for it. The spiralizer is one I want to get.

  • Reply Krystal Butherus December 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    What a cool kitchen aid to turn vegetables into edible creations! I am a big fan of food presentation!

  • Reply Erica December 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    The KitchenAid spiralizer looks amazing. I have a little handheld one and this looks so much easier. And such a great recipe. Congrats on the upcoming arrival in 2018!

  • Reply Nancy Johnson Horn December 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    That Alfredo looks amazing! I absolutely love spiralizers! They add such a fun(and usually healthy) twist on dinner!

  • Reply Karen Morse December 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Spiralizers are getting pretty big these days especially since it allows us to create more healthy dishes! I think this is awesome and it’s great that it’s compact!

  • Reply Britney Kaufman December 21, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I had a spiralizer but haven’t used it yet. Your food looks awesome with it. Way to sneak in extra veggies.

  • Reply Rachel December 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

    The spiralizer would be a great addition. I have a kitchenaid and haven’t gotten that many attachments but this one looks great.

  • Reply Jessica Joachim December 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I have wanted a Kitchenaid mixer for years! They can do so many things and I think they are totally worth the price. My husband did say we can get one after our kitchen remodel lol

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls December 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    So excited to see Kitchenaid has a spiralizer attachment. I have a small spiralizer which is kind of a pain to use. This looks like a much better way to create healthy plant-based meals.

  • Reply Nailil December 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

    What a neat tool. It seems to come in handy when bringing meals to live. Perfect for gathering or even to peek the interest of picky eaters.

  • Reply Heather December 23, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I’ve always wanted a spiralizer! This looks like a great tool and definitely something I should have in my kitchen. It’s not too late to add something to my holiday wish list because my husband is taking our daughters out shopping today.

  • Reply Kimberly Lewis December 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    I think we need this in our kitchen. what a great tool! what a great alternative.

  • Reply Brittany December 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    I love the idea of using a spiralizer because it really inspires healthier decisions at mealtime. I’m pinning this recipe for later!

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