Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe with Zoodles
It’s comfort food season! Well, it is here in Minnesota anyway. We are just coming through the other side of (what seems like) our annual Polar Vortex. With this weather, I really need something warm, comforting, and satisfying. I will be steering clear of the Minnesota hotdish recipes and going for something a bit healthier. Not that there is anything wrong with hotdish. Except for good health, of course. Lord knows I’ve made it. And eaten it. We all make mistakes, can I have an Amen? Today though, I am choosing the bold flavor of a healthy, chunky, homemade spaghetti sauce, with grass-fed ground beef (optional), and fresh zucchini zoodles. You will not miss (cream of mushroom) anything, especially not your buddha belly.
You can now buy zoodles in most grocery stores but I promise you, making them is so easy and fun! Also, it’s so much healthier and cheaper in the long run. It is, it really is! Your kids will also love to make them. It’s fast and simple enough for a child, just be there to be sure they are safe using the sharp blades. I am using zucchini but you could substitute many other kinds of vegetables as an alternative. Spiralizing can open you up to a whole new world of vegetable options. When paired with food, many take on the sauce flavor, others actually compliment the taste of the sauce. The vegetables you choose need to be dense enough to spiralize. Options that will spiralize well are regular potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, jicama, broccoli, turnip, celeriac, kohlrabi, and carrots. I am still working my way through this list. And I promise to report back my findings. Let me know if you have used any of these as well and if so, what did you think?
My spiralizer machine is awesome and I highly recommend it. It is an Inspiralizer and was created by Girl Boss, Ali Maffucci. She has a great entrepreneurial story. Find her recipes and spiralizing tips online at inspiralized.com. There are currently a few spiralizing models available. Read more about them and compare on Amazon.
If your kids are like mine, and just are not going to groove on the zoodle situation, you can tuck egg fettuccine or regular pasta under the sauce. PSA: The younger your kids are, the earlier you should try steering their taste buds to the healthy side. Don’t even bother introducing the alternatives. Whatever they get used to will usually be their favorite. (Dang. I coulda, shoulda and woulda!)
Without further ado, below is the recipe for a delicious, nutritious, and healthy homemade spaghetti sauce with zoodles. It’s got a rich bold flavor with no added sugar. You will not miss the sweetness because you will be distracted by the awesome flavor. You probably have everything you need already in your pantry, with the exception of the zucchini. This is great mid-week when you are not up for running out to the grocery store, in said Polar Vortex. 😉Print
This sauce is my go-to sauce for bold flavor. It is perfect for zoodles or pasta.
Keywords: Healthy, Spaghetti, Sauce, Zoodles, Zucchini, Noodles, Pasta
I hope you enjoy this delicious meal!
By the way, have you bought a spiralizer yet? If you have, let me know how you like it in the comments below. I’d love to know what you like to make with it?