Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.  

I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the zucchini and cut the ends off to give a flat ends to fit into the spiralizer. This is a large zucchini and it fit nicely because the crank end slides out to load long vegetables.  

After you make your zoodles. you can either sauté them in olive oil, leave them raw or warm them in the microwave.  Then you add them to the dish you are using them in. I love them with spaghetti sauce for a quick meal. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Zoodles

  • Servings: 2 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tomato peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil 
  • Enough zoodles for 2 servings ( 2 medium zucchini) that has been cut in strands.

Directions:

In a medium bowl combine, ground beef, bread crumbs, chopped onion and grated Parmesan cheese.  In a small bowl beat egg, salt, and pepper together then pour over meat mixture and stir in.  With clean hands shape into 2 inch meatballs and brown in a skillet. Pour all the fat from the skillet add all the rest of the sauce ingredients.  Stir gently and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes covered until meatballs are cooked.  Serve over zucchini noodles.  

Note*  You can use spaghetti noodles if you desire. 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. We’ve been wanting to do this, but we keep forgetting… It looks delicious!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I have had the zoodle maker for many months and this is the first time I have used it. I didn’t have the zucchini to use until recently. It is fun to use and the zucchini tastes really good this way also. Thanks for your comment.

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      1. I have a small twist noodle maker I found at the dollar store a long time ago. I’ve not used mine yet either. 🙂

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        1. trkingmomoe says:

          This one has three different blades to it. I can use it on other vegetables. I didn’t realize that when I bought it off of a markdown table. All this time I could be using it.

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          1. Cool! I have seen some recipes with spiralized carrots that look really good, too.

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  2. KerryCan says:

    I’m very intrigued by this–I need to find a zoodle maker!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Most kitchen shops have them. I recommend the one I have because it is so easy to use. Also the small hand held ones will make your hand tired from all the twisting. This one you just give a crank to make the zoodles. Thanks for your comment.

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