Recipe from Cecilia Jacobson, Registered Dietitian for the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Ok y'all, I must say this is by far another one of our family favorite meals. Pumpkin and vanilla flavors work so well together, Recipe: Balsamic berry vinaigrette winter salad, 1 can (14 ½ ounces) low sodium diced tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, or more if preferred, pressed/minced, 1 small can low sodium diced mushrooms or ½ cup sliced/diced fresh mushrooms, 1 bag (12 ounces) of Meatless Crumbles (ground turkey, chicken, buffalo or lean beef may also be substituted as desired. Zucchinis have a really mild flavor so they’re the perfect vehicle for a more assertive pasta sauce, such as the marinara sauce or pesto. Serve immediately and garnish with your favorite cheese and basil. In two of the three pots set up 2 tbsp of olive oil and saute onion (1/2 & 1/2) until cooked but not brown, add 4 cloves minced garlic to onion in each pot and again cook DO NOT brown. Recipe: Zucchini pasta with marinara sauce. Make the red sauce by combining canned diced tomatoes, diced onion, pressed garlic, and Italian seasoning in a saucepan. Heat skillet to medium-high for 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Once completed you can cut zucchini noodles into shorter strands that will be easier to manage. Use a hand immersion blender to puree ingredients in a saucepan. Optional: Add freshly grated parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes. Nutritional information is based on meatless option), 5 – 6 small/medium Zucchini’s, trimmed (about 2 ¼ to 2 ½ pounds), Serve it raw for a slightly crisp texture. Place the desired serving of zucchini noodles on a plate/bowl and cover with red sauce. Danielle Fahrenkrug is the writer and photographer behind Delightful Mom Food. In a sauce pan, add olive oil and sauté onion on medium-high heat for 5 minutes until translucent. Recipes | September 24, 2020. We have been trying to decrease the amount of grains in our food. Yum! Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta. DIRECTIONS. Heat over low- to medium heat. Because eating healthy should be delicious and mean you can still enjoy your favorite foods! Add marinara sauce and heat for about 5 minutes. The zucchini "pasta" will begin to collect in the bowl. Sprinkle cheese over sauce; cover. Learn how your comment data is processed. Red pepper flakes give it a little heat, which my family loves. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Zucchini Pasta In Marinara Sauce gives satisfaction of Italian pasta only this dish is fully made with vegetables and meat sauce (or tofu for vegetarian version). The formula used here for points was obtained from public sources and is an empirical match to Weight Watchers calculators, but it is not an “official” Weight Watcher's calculator. Heat over low- to medium heat. This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. Serves 4. I'm Danielle, the creator of these simple, healthy, gluten-free recipes that are family friendly. Next time there you have meatloaf left over, go ahead and add it to a marinara sauce with spiral zucchini for a flavorful new dish! Add cooked turkey, tofu or leftover meat loaf to heat. Spoon sauce over zucchini; mix well. Set up 3 pots: 1 with water for pasta, 1 for zucchini, onion, mushroom & beans & 1 for marinara sauce. For a vegetarian version, please feel free to substitute the meat for cannellini bean or tofu for a hearty meal. —Lorri Stout, Gaithersburg, Maryland It paired perfectly with the marinara, and even looked extra lovely too.