Zucchini “Pasta” with Tomato Sauce

Gluten Free Zucchini “Pasta” mixed with a quick and easy tomato sauce!  A healthy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes.

Zucchini "Pasta" with Tomato Sauce

Have you heard of zucchini “pasta” yet? There’s a reason it’s all the rage.

I discovered the zucchini “pasta” trend while perusing Pinterest. I love zucchini and I love pasta how could this be bad?

If you haven’t made zucchini noodles you are missing out. They are full of flavor, tender and not to mention are gluten free and vegetarian!

Instead of regular pasta. zucchini is cut into the shape of noodles with the help of a Vegetable SlicerThey are a great way to sneak in some vegetables into your diet. The noodles are then tossed with a simple homemade tomato sauce.

Zucchini "Pasta" noodles

You can enjoy these zucchini noodles raw or cooked.

To make the zucchini pasta you need a Vegetable Slicer. A mandolin would also work great for this. I like to leave the skin on the zucchini for the color and added fiber.

Zucchini "Pasta" recipe

Zucchini has a lot of moisture inside and tends to make the sauce watery if you don’t get the excess moisture out. I like to sprinkle a little salt on the noodles and let them drain for 15 minutes. Toss a couple times and squeeze out any extra moisture.

Make sure to taste the pasta with the sauce before seasoning with extra salt and pepper.

Serve this Zucchini “Pasta” with Tomato sauce for dinner tonight or as a light healthy lunch.

Zucchini "Pasta"

Zucchini "Pasta" with Tomato Sauce

4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Gluten Free Zucchini “Pasta” mixed with a quick and easy tomato sauce! A healthy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchinis about 4 cups, cut into thin noodles with a vegetable slicer
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon basil chopped
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. Place zucchini noodles in a colander and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Allow the zucchini noodles to drain. Toss and squeeze out any extra moisture. Set aside.
  3. Add oil to a large saucepan.
  4. Add is onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  5. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add in crushed tomatoes, oregano and red pepper flakes. Bring to a light simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add zucchini noodles to the sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  8. Stir in basil and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini "Pasta" with Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 819mg23%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 632IU13%
Vitamin C 46mg56%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy, Keto Friendly, Low carb recipes, Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Sauce

 

 

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