For starters, if you don’t have a julienne peeler – buy one now! One of the best kitchen tools I own! They are very inexpensive and amazing! I went to dinner with one of my girlfriends in Boston this past weekend to an Italian Restaurant. I was inspired by all the Italian dishes. Seeing that I don’t eat pasta anymore, I needed to get creative! I do miss having pasta (just don’t miss how it makes me feel). My Mom also used to make us homemade Spg & Meatballs every Sunday growing up, so I turned a craving and a tradition into a meal. I used a julienne peeler on the zucchini to make ‘zoodles’ and I took sweet sausage out of the casing and rolled into balls to make meatballs. I normally will make my own fresh sauce but I was very hungry so I used Trader Joes homemade sauce that passed my Nutrition Facts standards. 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did. It’s very easy, took about 20 mins, if that. Quick, yummy “Italian” meal! Enjoyyyy!!
2 Large Zucchini (This made me 3 meals).
1 Package Sweet Sausage (5 links)
1 Can Tomato Sauce of your choice (I used Trader Joes homemade sauce)
1 Garlic Clove
Salt/Pepper (if desired)
Heat a large pan on medium heat with olive oil and chopped up garlic.
While the pan is heating, remove the casing of your sausage links and mix all together in a ball. Use a spoon to cup out the sausage and roll into balls (you can make the meatballs as big/small as you want). When the pan is hot, place the balls into the pan and cook on each sides until cooked through (10 – 15 mins).
While the meatballs are cooking. Use your julienne peeler to peel the zucchini strips.
Optional: Use paper towels if necessary to remove any excess water from the zucchini so your dish isn’t too watery.
When the meatballs are done, put into a bowl to the side and saute the zucchini in the olive oil/garlic/sausage fat for about 3 mins. I like the zucchini to stay firm and not too mushy so I saute this quick.
Heat the tomato sauce in a pan (2 mins).
Place the ‘zoodles’ in a bowl/plate, top with sauce, meatballs and chopped from parsley. Season with Salt/Pepper if desired.
Happy Noming!! 🙂 🙂