Easy Weeknight Zpaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

No, that is not a typo. I put a “z” instead of an “s” on spaghetti because this is no ordinary spaghetti dish. In fact, this is a spaghetti dish that doesn’t even involve spaghetti. Woah! I know…

This ultra healthy version of spaghetti and meatballs swaps pasta for zucchini noodles and tops it off with fresh tomato sauce and delicious turkey meatballs. OK, let’s eat!

You’ll need:

– 1-2 medium zucchinis per person

– Fresh tomato sauce (I like this recipe)

– Homemade turkey meatballs (I cheated just a touch and grabbed some ready-made from Trader Joe’s – come on, it’s a weeknight! This is also a great recipe for making them yourself)

– Bonus: freshly grated parmesan or crumbled feta cheese to garnish

What now?:

– Rinse zucchini and pat to dry.

– Hold zucchini upright and using a vegetable peeler, slowly peel along the length of the zucchini to create long strands, continue with each zucchini until all are peeled. Now you have zucchini noodles!

– Place zucchini noodles in a shallow stainless steel pan and cover with lid. Turn burner on low heat and leave zucchini to steam slightly from 10-15 minutes.

– In the mean time, heat tomato sauce (either homemade, or your favorite jarred variety – no shame) and turkey meatballs on the stovetop.

– Using tongs, place zucchini noodles in a pasta bowl and spoon meatballs and sauce overtop. Serve and eat!

– Yum 🙂

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