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Fresh Quick Cooking Tomato Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

Fresh Quick Cooking Tomato Sauce over spiral zucchini pasta is a family favorite around my house. It’s so easy to make and this sauce is beyond delicious. You’ll love it like we do, I’m sure. Enjoy!

If you have been on this blog before, you may have seen another fresh and delicious “pasta” recipe that’s actually a no-cook meal. I love using a fresh zucchini in place of regular pasta. You can’t beat the nutrients that are in a zucchini. Topped with a fresh, divine sauce makes this the perfect, healthy dinner everyone will love.

Fresh Quick Cooking Tomato Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

Yields: 2 servings

Calories per serving: 173

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 small zucchini, washed with the skin left on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small to medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
  • 3 large plump tomatoes seeded and cut into small chunks – about 1 ½ cups
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, rolled up then sliced in a chiffonade.
  • 2 tsp tomato paste or leave out
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey, agave or brown sugar
  • sea or kosher salt and black pepper to taste 1 tsp honey, agave, or brown sugar
  •  ½ tsp dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp turmeric, this is optional
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes, adds a nice flavor without too much heat

Directions:

  1. Add oil to large pan, toss in onions, cook until translucent and have softened up. Add garlic. Cook just until you smell the garlic.
  2. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, honey, turmeric, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook about 10 to 15 minutes on low to medium heat with the cover off.
  3. Check for seasoning and thickness of sauce. Add in some tomato sauce if need to thin or a teaspoon more of tomato paste if need to thicken.
  4. Add in basil and stir. Let cook just a minute more.
  5. Take off heat and let sit for just a few minutes while you prepare the zucchini noodles.
  6. Spiral or grate the noodle and place in a large bowl. After you taste sauce, pour over zucchini noodles. The sauce will warm the noodles just a bit. (For more of a cooked noodle, drop zucchini in boiling water for just a minute or two. Drain then place in serving bowl, or place in microwave for 2 minutes)

Enjoy!

Fresh Quick Cooking Tomato Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

Here's a quick dish that's fresh and so delicious. You'll love the spiral zucchini in place of regular pasta. Gluten free and vegan too. Enjoy!

Course Dinner, Family Favorties, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword pasta, tomato sauce, Tomatoes, Vegan, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 1 day 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 173 kcal
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 2 small zucchinis, washed with the skin left on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small to medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or minced
  • 3 large plump tomatoes seeded and cut into small chunks – about 1 ½ cups
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, rolled up then sliced in a chiffonade.
  • 2 tsp tomato paste or leave out
  • sea or kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey, agave, or brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric, this is optional
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, adds a nice flavor without too much heat

Instructions

  1. 1. Add oil to large pan, toss in onions, cook until translucent and have softened up. Add garlic. Cook just until you smell the garlic.

    2. Add in tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, honey, turmeric, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook about 10 to 15 minutes on low to medium heat with the cover off.

    3. Check for seasoning and thickness of sauce. Add in some tomato sauce if need to thin or a teaspoon more of tomato paste if need to thicken.

    4. Add in basil and stir. Let cook just a minute more.

    5. Take off heat and let sit for just a few minutes while you prepare the zucchini noodles.

    6. Spiral or grate the noodle and place in a large bowl. After you taste sauce, pour over zucchini noodles. The sauce will warm the noodles just a bit. (For more of a cooked noodle, drop zucchini in boiling water for just a minute or two. Drain then place in serving bowl, or place in microwave for 2 minutes)

Recipe Notes

Enjoy to your health!

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