This is what I'm all about.
Simple delicious food, exploding with colors and flavors. No starchy carbs to be found in this meal, it's just wholesome and comforting.
When I first banished all pasta and grains from my kitchen I had no idea Zucchini noodles were a thing. Let alone this delicious thing that actually works amazingly well with pasta sauce. Now I can't understand how this isn't used more often? Think of the endless possibilities!
If you've never made these kinds of noodles, it's waay easier than you might think. I use a julienne peeler to make perfect noodles super fast. You can use a regular vegetable peeler or a mandolin to create thicker noodles. You can even go thicker and make lasagna noodles, but that's going to a whole different recipe 😉
Carefully put all your zucchini noodles in a pot of boiling water, and leave in there only for 3 - 5 minutes (depending on how you thick you decided to make them). Drain them in a colander and immediately hit the noodles with cold water to stop the cooking process.
I forget this part once and ended up with a bowl of mush. Not pretty.
Zucchini holds a lot of water, so leave in the colander for about 20 minutes to completely drain.
Also, I have a confession to make, this meat sauce is actually the same recipe I used for my Paleo Sloppy Joe's. Cheating? Maybe a little. But it's only because this meat sauce is so good! Creamy, sweet and savory, red pepper tomato sauce with Italian herbs. I don't see any problems with that 🙂