Zoodles Spaghetti Recipe (Zucchini Noodles)

This delicious and easy tomato meat sauce served over zucchini noodles (or “zoodles“) makes a tasty, healthy low-carb meal for your family.

healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with zucchini noodles

It’s comfort food season in Minnesota. This weather calls for something warm, comforting, and satisfying. This zoodles spaghetti recipe (zucchini noodles) is all that, and healthy too!

I’m choosing the bold flavor of a healthy, chunky, homemade spaghetti sauce with grass-fed ground beef (optional) and fresh zucchini zoodles.

healthy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe with zucchini noodles

Healthy Tomato Sauce

This is my go-to recipe for delicious, nutritious, and healthy homemade spaghetti sauce.

It’s got a rich tomato flavor with no added sugar. You will not miss the sweetness because you will be distracted by the zesty flavor.

This is a hearty mid-week meal that comes together fast! You may have everything you need already in your pantry except for the zucchini.

Make it Vegan

Make this spaghetti sauce vegan-friendly by skipping the grass-fed beef.

The meatless sauce is even more flexible. Use it as a dipping sauce, in pasta recipes, or on pizza.

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

How to Spiralize Zucchini

You can buy zoodles in most grocery stores, but I promise you, making them is so easy and fun! Also, it’s much healthier and cheaper in the long run.

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.

You simply trim your vegetable of choice, set it into your spiralizer, and turn the handle. The machine does the rest.

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

Spiralized Veggies

I am using zucchini, but you could also use many other vegetables. Spiralizing can open you up to a whole new world of veggie options.

When paired with food, many take on the sauce flavor; others actually complement 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. Let me know if you have used any of these as well, and if so, what do you think?

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


My spiralizer machine is awesome. While it, unfortunately, is not available anymore, there are many similar spiralizing models on Amazon.

This Briefton’s 5-blade Spiralizer (affiliate link) is almost identical, gets high ratings, and is reasonably priced.

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

Spiralizer recipes

Ali Maffucci, the founder of the Inspiralizer, has a great entrepreneurial story.

Read all about her, and find a ton of her delicious recipes and spiralizing tips, and more at inspiralized.com.

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

Without further ado, below is the recipe. Enjoy!

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A bowl of zucchini noodles spaghetti.

Zucchini Noodles Spaghetti

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Spiralized Zucchini covered with Chunky Tomato Sauce. This sauce is my go-to sauce for bold flavor. It is perfect for zoodles, lasagna, or any kind of pasta.



1 T olive oil

1 lb grass-fed ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 T minced garlic

130 oz. can of tomato puree

114.5 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


If using zucchini noodles, spiralize according to machine directions. Or prepare your regular spaghetti noodles. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and chopped onion, and 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.

Two options for combining with your noodles. Add your zucchini noodles or regular pasta to the sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. Or pour your sauce directly into your serving dishes over the (uncooked) zucchini noodles or (cooked) regular pasta. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

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

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If you are not sensitive to carbs, try this hot dog bun garlic bread; a creative and tasty pairing with your spaghetti.

Then finish your meal with this indulgent yet so, so easy chocolate cake recipe or chocolate pudding!

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

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.

Stay warm and enjoy this delicious meal!


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5 comments on “Zoodles Spaghetti Recipe (Zucchini Noodles)

  1. Hi Cindy, it’s James. The cucumber noodles (zoodles) looks delicious. Would love to try it;)

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