Zucchini Spaghetti & Meatballs

27 Jan

Zucchini Spaghetti & Meatballs

I just got a new kitchen gadget that I’m totally crushing on…

…a julienne peeler!

It makes me want to make noodles out of every vegetable in my crisper! Yes, I have a mandolin and a food processor but this tool is efficient, compact, inexpensive (currently less than $7!), and quick to clean. You can have “noodles” on the table in no time flat!

Here’s what I gathered to make zucchini noodles for 4 people:

  • 6 zucchini
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Here’s how I made it:

I washed the zucchini…

…and cut a thin slice off the bottom of each one so they wouldn’t roll around on the cutting board.

Then, I placed the zucchini flat-side down on the cutting board and went to town with the julienne peeler. I kept the top on, so I could grasp it to keep the squash steady.

Poof! A big bowl of noodles!

I placed the noodles in a covered microwave safe dish…

…and nuked them on high for about 2 minutes.

I watched them closely so I wouldn’t overcook them. Nobody likes soggy noodles.

I drained the excess liquid and tossed the zucchini with salt and pepper…

…and topped them with Rao’s marinara sauce and meatballs (which you can easily make from sausage).

See? It IS super easy!

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