Zoodles in Marinara Sauce- Zucchini Noodles in Tomato-Basil Sauce
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2 people
  • Zucchini noodles- from 2 medium-sized zucchinis
For making the sauce
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Garlic, chopped- 3 cloves
  • Dried red chili flakes- ½ tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 3 fresh tomatoes or 2 cups of canned tomatoes
  • Tomato paste- 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped- ½ cup
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Parmesan cheese, grated- ½ cup
  1. Using a spiralizer, turn zucchini into zucchini noodles. I've used 2 medium sized zucchinis. No need to peel off the skin.
  2. Place a wide saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil.
  3. To the oil add chopped onion, season with ½ tsp salt and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped garlic and dried red chilies, saute till onions turn light golden.
  5. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, cook covered for 3 minutes.
  6. Add basil leaves, ground black pepper & 1 tsp salt; cook covered for a few minutes till the gravy thickens.
  7. Add the zucchini noodles, cook for 3 minutes. Do not over cook the zucchini as it will turn mushy, let it be cris tastes better.
  8. Finally, add parmesan cheese, combine well,
  9. Serve on a plate, sprinkle some parmesan cheese and garnish with basil leaves.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/zoodles-in-marinara-sauce-healthy-zucchini-noodles-in-tomato-basil-sauce/