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August 31st, 2016 by | comments


Zoodles provide the perfect solution for a lighter “pasta” dish that is still full of flavor. The slightly al dente zucchini noodles, mixed with a thick and savory marinara sauce, is a scrumptious combination that will keep you coming back for more.

zoodles w. homemade marinara sauce
  • 3-4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ white onion, finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 tsp. fresh basil, chiffonade, plus additional for garnish
  • 4 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Shredded parmesan, for garnish
  1. Using a spiralizer, create noodles out of the zucchini by twisting the vegetable with your hand on the top or middle part of the tool. Repeat this process with the rest of the zucchini. Place all of the zoodles in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook it until it's translucent and aromatic, or for about 3 to 4 minutes. Next, add the minced garlic and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the cans of diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste into the pan and mix. Next, add the basil, parsley and oregano. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook marinara sauce for an additional 30 to 45 minutes, until it's thickened.
  4. When the sauce is almost done cooking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium or large sauté skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the zoodles and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until they're slightly softened. Remove from heat immediately.
  5. Add the zoodles to the marinara sauce and toss together. Serve the zoodles hot, and garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil.






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