A delicious and easy recipe I created in my efforts to try and cut back on refined pasta. This serves as a basic recipe; make it your own with any additions or swap outs. My family gobbled it up... hope your does too!
*Makes 4 servings
*Prep time 10 minutes, cook time 10 minutes
2 TB olive oil
6 cloves of garlic
3-4 medium sized zucchini
1 lemon (for juice and zest)
1 TB italian seasoning
1/2 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
1 package ground turkey (optional, can omit if vegetarian)
1 package of organic cremini button mushrooms
28 oz can of crushed tomatoes in puree
3oz can tomato sauce or paste
*Fresh basil to taste (optional)
*Dash of red pepper if you want a little kick (optional)
*Shaved parmesan to taste (optional)
FOR THE ZUCCHINI "PASTA":
Use a spiralizer to make zucchini “noodles”
Give them a quick chop so the noodles aren’t too long
Add them into a pot or dutch oven on the stove with the broth, juice and zest of the
lemon, and 3 cloves of crushed garlic
Cook to your desired level (I cook mine for about 10 minutes)
FOR THE SAUCE:
Drizzle 2 TB of olive oil in pan and sauté 3 gloves of crushed garlic
Add the ground turkey to the pan and brown completely
Add the cleaned and chopped mushrooms to the pan and sauté a few minutes
Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and italian seasoning, stir to combine and turn to low/medium heat to simmer for a few minutes.
You may need to drain any extra broth off of your noodles.
Dish up and top with any of the optional condiments you want, shredded Parmesan, a dash of red pepper flakes, or fresh basil.
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