healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with zucchini noodles

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.Inspiralizer is the spiralizer that is a fun and easy vegetable noodle maker!

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.Inspiralizer is the spiralizer that is a fun and easy vegetable noodle maker! 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?

Inspiralizer is the spiralizer that is a fun and easy vegetable noodle maker!

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.

Inspiralizer Spiralizer that is a fun and easy vegetable noodle maker!

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!)

Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe with Zoodles in a bowl ready to enjoy

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. 😉healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with zucchini noodles

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Spiralized Zucchini with Chunky Tomato Sauce Recipe

  • Author: cindy munson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This sauce is my go-to sauce for bold flavor. It is perfect for zoodles or pasta.


Ingredients

1 T olive oil
1 lb grass-fed  ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 T minced garlic
1 – 30 oz. can of tomato puree
1 – 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper or to taste

Instructions

Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
 Add ground beef and chopped onion, cook until meat is brown, stirring frequently. Drain.
Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a low boil, stirring often.
 Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
 Serve immediately.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Keywords: Healthy, Spaghetti, Sauce, Zoodles, Zucchini, Noodles, Pasta

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Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe with Zoodles in a bowl with basil ready to enjoyI 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?

xo,

Cindy

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3 Comments
  • Bill
    Posted at 05:20h, 28 February Reply

    This sauce was very good. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jim
    Posted at 02:30h, 17 March Reply

    This looks delicious. I am going to try making this.

    • cindy munson
      Posted at 00:05h, 18 March Reply

      Thanks Jim!! Let me know what you think when you make them.😁

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