Have you experimented with zucchini noodles before? They are honestly a delicious and perfect substitute for past, and happen to be in season right now! Being easy to dress up with flavourful toppings, similarly to how you would dress up a typical pasta dish, but without the high calorie count. This zucchini “spaghetti” with meatballs dish is perfect for the whole family, being quick to make with simple and natural ingredients!
I love incorporating spiralized vegetables into my lunch and dinner recipes! Sneaking in more nutrients and adding more flavour variety than normal. Zucchini in particular is a perfect vegetable for spiralizing, since it is: inexpensive and easy to spiralize, being a small soft vegetable. Not to mention how good zucchini actually is for you as well! It is high in water and fiber, meanwhile contains zero fat. While also boasting a rich nutritional profile of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients!
- Zucchini Spaghetti (1 portion):
- 1 spiralized zucchini
- 1/2 spanish onion (chopped)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Parmesan cheese
- Meatballs (8 portions - freezes well):
- 6 tbsp milk
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 small sweet onion (finely chopped)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp celery salt
- 4 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Make the meatballs by combining all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until thoroughly combined. Then either barbecue or cook in the oven (bake for 18-22 minutes, or until done). This recipe freezes well and can be also used to make burgers.
- Wash then spiralize the zucchini, with the medium sized thickness blade option.
- Add oil to a large pan. Once warmed sauté the onion.
- Add in the zucchini once the onion is cooked. Toss for around 10 minutes, until the zucchini is cooked to al dente.
- Then add in the garlic powder, toss for another minute.
- Add the zucchini mixture into a bowl, topping with the meatballs and freshly grated parmesan.
The burger portion of the recipe makes significantly more than one portion size. Therefore I would recommend freezing whatever amount of meatballs that you have left, so that you can easily make this dish another time using the frozen meatballs.
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Have you made zucchini “spaghetti” before?
Any comments or questions? I would LOVE to hear from you!
THE FIT HIVE
Happy Spaghetti Making,