How to Use Spiralized Kohlrabi

How to Use Spiralized Kohlrabi

Spiralized Kohlrabi, Ruby Radish and Shaved Asparagus Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing

I know you’re halfway out the door, on your way to catch your ride down the shore, but stay with me for a bit longer.

Today, I’m going over two other easy ways to use spiralized kohlrabi (aside from raw, as I showed yesterday.)

Two tasty ways to use spiralized kohlrabi are…. baking and sauteeing!

How to Use Spiralized Kohlrabi

Baking Kohlrabi

You can bake kohlrabi to bring out its natural taste while infusing other flavors as it roasts. You can make side dishes with roasted kohlrabi or you can even make fries. These fries are lower in calories, carbohydrates and starch, so they’re friendly on the hips. I love these kohlrabi fries on top of a steak salad:

You can season kohlrabi anyway you’d like, but for the fries, I went with salt, pepper, olive oil and smoked paprika – a fantastic flavor combination. When you’re baking, make sure to lay the kohlrabi out so they don’t overlap very much (it won’t give them the chance to harden.)

For this recipe:

Smoked Paprika Kohlrabi Fries

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time34 mins
Servings: 2


  • 1 large kohlrabi peeled, Blade B
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • fine sea salt and ground pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Trim the kohlrabi noodles so that they are serving friendly.
  • Spread the kohlrabi noodles out on a baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle over smoked paprika and season with salt and pepper, generously. Toss to coat thoroughly.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes and then flip over. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until browned, flipping every 5 minutes if necessary (if your oven starts burning the fries.)

How to Use Spiralized Kohlrabi

Sauteeing Kohlrabi

Hello – make pasta and noodle dishes, using kohlrabi! Kohlrabi has a slight taste of broccoli, a consistency stronger than zucchini and spiralizes just as easily as cucumbers and zucchini. Kohlrabis yield perfect spirals that are ideal for baking noodle or pasta dishes.

Simply sautee the kohlrabi with some extra virgin olive oil and garlic and season with salt and pepper: there you have it, a blank canvas for a spaghetti dish – add some crab meat, shrimp, fresh parsley and you’re on your way to eating a light, fresh, low-calorie and low-carb dish of noodles.

For the recipe above, I did exactly that (sauteed in garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper) and just topped with some gorgonzola cheese.

Other ways to use kohlrabi

Of course, there are other ways to use kohlrabi, such as:

  • Baking into frittatas and omelettes, as half moons or noodles (think: spaghetti frittata!)
  • Adding to salads, as half moons
  • Adding to soups, as noodles
  • Grilling, as half moons
  • Steaming, as half moons

For more ways on how to use kohlrabi, check out this handy article by The Kitchn, one of my favorite sites for cooking tips!

Which way do you prefer your kohlrabi: raw, baked or sauteed?

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Those kohlrabi fries are a thing of beauty! I have a couple of CSA kohlrabi in my fridge that are so ready for this goodness. Yum!
CSAs are great for this reason!
Kate Ransdell says:
Can't wait to get to the Farmers Market this weekend in hunt for that Kohlrabi!!
It's totally worth it!
Barbara says:
Guess what I am making tomorrow. I have three in my frig
jenny says:
are they called something different in the uk? I have no idea what one is!
Sammye says:
They are called kohlrabi in the UK but are hard to find. I got some at a local south asian grocery.
Amanda says:
I just tried the spiralized kohlrabi cooked in a cast iron skillet with a generous amount of olive oil and garlic (I actually used the ribbon spiral setting). It was amazing! People of the internet, you have to try this. I gave up grains about a month ago, and this was seriously the best thing I have eaten in this time. I was shocked because I don't like raw kohlrabi. Thanks for the great idea!
I'm happy to hear you're experimenting with spiralized veggies - check out my recipe from today (7/30)!
Anonymous says:
Spiralized and sautéed, and served with a Marinara sauce and it was delicious! I also spiralized watermelon radishes for my salad and it was very pretty!
Marijke van Oudheusden says:
do you mean 425 degrees or fahrenheit ?

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