I know you are wondering, “What is a zoodle?” Zoodles are a fun way to say spiralized zucchini noodles! They look identical to traditional pasta noodles that you would find in the grocery store or at your favorite Italian Bistro. If you have been following my Artstagram then you know that I have fallen in love with my Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer (or Spiralizer). It is amazing! The spiral slicer has dual stainless-steel cutting blades and I can choose between thin or thick spiralized pasta zoodles.
I love that Zoodles are completely healthy and not packed with carbs like traditional noodles. They are also a great way to get your recommended servings of veggies in. So far I have only used my Veggetti for carrots and zucchini, but you can also spiralize squash, cucumbers, and potatoes. You can purchase the Veggetti here (affiliate link). It’s inexpensive and does the job!
I craved spaghetti for weeks so I decided to go to my local Aldi and pick up a few zucchini. I bought enough to meal prep so I pre-spiralized them and had them ready to cook. I decided to enjoy my zoodles with a delicious Tomato Cream Sauce!
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2 medium zucchini for zoodles (save for last step)
1 pound of lean ground beef or turkey
1 jar, Classico Creamy Tomato & Roasted Garlic
1, 6 oz tomato paste (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsps Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of white pepper (or black)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Parsley for garnish
Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large sauce pan (or pot *see note). Continue to cook until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain.
Stir diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce into the pan. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
*Note: I use 2 jars of Classico tomato sauce and 1-1.25 lbs of ground beef or turkey. When I use 2 jars, it’s best to use a large pot when preparing sauce.
How to Prepare Zoodles
Instructions (save this step for last)
(Per serving) Spiralize 1 medium or large zucchini. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in pan. Add spiralized zucchini noodles to pan. Lightly sauté over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until you get your desired texture. Be careful with sautéing too long because you don’t want to overcook. Also, zucchini releases water so you don’t want your zoodles to be too watery. If they are, just drain.
Serve zoodles with a serving of tomato cream sauce and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese and parsley for garnish!