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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Without further ado, below is the recipe. Enjoy!Print
If you are not sensitive to carbs, try this hot dog bun garlic bread; a creative and tasty pairing with your spaghetti.
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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