Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Orange Noodles with Crispy Prosciutto, Olives and Herbs

Caroline Potter's healthy, diabetes-friendly orange "pasta" recipe created exclusively for DiabeticLifestyle. (Plus, don't miss Caroline's blog "How to Eat Pasta When You Have Diabetes.")

Servings: 4
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 35 minutes


  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 lbs.)
  • 3 ounces prosciutto
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Tear or slice the prosciutto into larger bite-sized pieces and place on the parchment paper. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until the prosciutto crisps. Remove the prosciutto crisps and set aside. 
  3. Add the pine nuts to the parchment paper and bake for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden brown and toasty.
  4. Warm a large skillet to medium-low heat and drizzle the olive oil in the pan.
  5. Using a sharp knife, slice off the top and remove the thick skin of the butternut squash. Spoon out the seeds and discard. 
  6. Attach peeled squash to a vegetable spiralizer and spiral into vegetable noodles.
  7. Sauté the noodles in the olive oil for 15 minutes or until they are soft.
  8. Garnish with crispy prosciutto, toasted pine nuts, olives, basil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to taste.

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Nutrition Information

Per serving (approximately 1 cup):

Calories: 316 | Total Fat: 20.8g | Sodium: 764 mg | Carbohydrates: 20.2 g | Protein: 8.8g |



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