Zucchini Spaghetti and Meatballs!

Monday, November 3, 2014

I've been waiting to buy/register for a spiral slicer forever. Well, thanks to a wonderful guest at my bridal shower my dream came true. Friday night (yes Halloween) Adam and I had a lazy night in, drank wine/beer, passed out candy to kids and made spaghetti! I was a bit skeptical because I've heard people say things like, "my husband didn't even know it was zucchini," "it was so easy to make!" ect ect. But blogworld... I am happy to report those accounts are true! It was so delicious, easy to make and so filling! I will definitely be making this again! Now, on to the recipe!

Ingredients: 
Pasta:
  • 2 zucchini (made just enough for 2, with no leftovers)
Sauce:
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato paste 
  • 2 (8ox can) tomato sauce
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • salt 
Turkey meatballs:
  • ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning 
How to Make: 
  1. Make the zucchini pasta. You can do this either with a julienne pealed or a spiral slicer. The slicer is SO easy and kinda fun! 
  2. Once you make the noodles, place them in a glass dish and season with salt, let them sit for 20 minutes to dry out.
  3. In a separate pot, heat coconut oil to medium heat and place the onion and garlic in a pot and cook until the onions are translucent (about 3-5 minutes) 
  4. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato sauce. Mix together. 
  5. Add in the seasonings and let simmer. 
  6. In a large bowl, put the ground turkey in and mix with all the seasonings. 
  7. Roll into small balls. 
  8. In a saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to medium heat. 
  9. Place the meatballs in the dish and cook about 4 minutes on each side. 
  10. In a microwavable dish, heat the noodles for about 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on to make sure they don't get too soft! 
  11. Once the meatballs were done, we added them to the sauce, but you could keep them separate! 
  12. Serve the dish and enjoy!
behold; the spiral slicer! Use the blade with the smallest holes for pasta.
cut the ends of the zucchini off and place between the blade and holder.
look at those beauties! Next time, I would spin the zucchini until they're about angel hair pasta length, and then i could cut the noodles. It would be easier to eat that way. 
don't they look delish!
The meatballs. 
keep these at medium heat so they don't burn, but still get crisp. if it's too hot, they'll burn before they cook! 
we mixed them into the sauce once they were done, totally up to what you prefer! 
the finished product, so delicious! 

Do I even have to mention that this post is NOT sponsored :) 

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