Friday, January 16, 2015

Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Marinara


For the Zucchini noodles:

  • about 2-3 medium zucchini, cut into noodle strips with a spiralizer or mandolin
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml)  olive oil

For the turkey marinara sauce:

  • 1 pound (455g) ground turkey or leftover cooked turkey
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (14.5 oz or 411g) cans of tomato sauce, crushed or diced tomatoes (choose your tomato texture!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or more to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) grated parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Prep the zucchini noodles: Heat large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and saute the zucchini noodles until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside to continue releasing excess water. Do not overcook the zucchini noodles.
  2. Make the turkey marinara sauce: In medium sauce pan, heat over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook until translucent.
  3. Add ground turkey and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. If you're cooking with leftover cooked turkey, just cook the turkey until heated through, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, dried thyme, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, sugar and salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the sauce to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer the sauce on low heat for about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve the sauce over the zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

When I made this the last time, I didn't have all the ingredients to prep the homemade sauce, so I used some organic pasta sauce from Costco--Just check out the sodium & sugar prior to getting one if this is what you choose. 

THIS IS #21DAYFIX & #INSANITYMAX30 Approved in the containers-- 1 green, 1 purple & 1 red---I omit the cheese but if you wish to use the cheese would be 1 blue!

Hope you enjoy as much as I did! I had this for left overs 2 days for lunch! :)

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