About the Recipe

Zucchini noodles or “zoodles” are a staple in my meal prep rotation. With the help of a handy-dandy spiralizer, they are easy to make in advance on my meal prep days, and keep well in the fridge for about 7 days. Zoodles cook up quickly, are low carb, and offer lots of nutrition — so they are the perfect base for many meals!

In this recipe, zucchini noodles are the base for a hearty bolognese sauce. The warmth of the sundried tomatoes mixed with the freshness of the herbs — all warmed together on the stovetop — make for a perfect fall dinner!

As we get into the colder months and zucchini becomes less available, you could easily replace the zucchini with a baked spaghetti squash, or even spiralized sweet potato.

What’s your favourite way to enjoy “zoodles”?

Veronica Qubrossi

Veronica is a Holistic Nutritionist and Managing Director at Healthoholics, where she directs clinic operations, leads educational initiatives including our Holistic Weight Loss program, and manages our marketing efforts.

The Recipe

Bolognese Sauce on “Zoodles”

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Veronica Qubrossi
Total Time:
30 mins

3 medium zucchini
3/4 cup sundried tomatoes, plumped in water and drained
4 large tomatoes, quartered
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh basil, sliced
2 Tbsp fresh oregano, sliced
1/2 tsp salt
optional: dash of cayenne
1/2-1lb ground turkey

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Spirilize or julienne the zucchini and set aside.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except ground turkey, to the bucket of a blender with a tamper, or the bowl of a food processor. Blend or process until you reach your preferred texture. You may need scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor to ensure all the ingredients incorporate well. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey, breaking it up into small pieces with your spatula during cooking.
  5. Once the turkey is fully cooked, and after draining any excess fat if desired, add sauce and zucchini to the skillet to begin to warm through. Once the sauce begins to simmer, turn down to a low heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Note: If you’d like a little more crunch in your meal, you can add the zucchini at the last second, tossing it with the sauce, meat and squash, just long enough to warm through.

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