I have been on a zoodling kick after getting a spiralizer for Christmas! Zoodles are a great substitute for pasta and grains, and can be made from a wide range of veggies.
You can use this as a base recipe, and add different vegetables and spices to change it up. I made a variation with mushrooms, and subbed one can of tomato sauce for diced tomatoes and it turned out really well.
- 2 zucchini
- 2 cans of tomato sauce
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, grated or diced
- sprinkle of grated cheese, optional
- 3 tbsp of spices* It seems I am always missing a spice, so I have tried with a mix of basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and thyme. All of these flavors lend themselves to Italian dishes!
- First, slice the ends of the zucchini off and spiralize. The smallest blade makes an angel hair type zoodle. The medium blade makes a spaghetti or linguini sized zoodle.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef. Add half of the spices, diced onion, and garlic to the meat.
- Once meat is browned, add the cans of tomato sauce and the other half of the spices and stir to combine.
- In a separate skillet, heat a splash of oil and add zoodles. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent zoodles from sticking.
- Add zoodles to meat sauce, and top with cheese if you please!