Buying a spiralizer might be the best thing in life that’s ever happened to me.
I mean, yes, there was that whole getting married thing and that being able to watch reruns of Friends on Netflix thing, but this is up there. Really, really up there.
When it comes to picking out the right spiralizer, there are so many great options. There’s the Spiral Ninja, which is great and much more compact than others, and I’ve heard from a lot of people who really like the Paderno Spiralizer from Williams Sonoma. And the results are endless: you can spiralize bell peppers and onions for a stir fry, carrots for a salad, potatoes for fries, and of course, zucchinis for zoodles.
This recipe is flavorful, low carb, and filling. I love serving this turkey meatsauce over zoodles and adding a couple of my turkey and veggie meatballs on top!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- cooking spray
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 (28 0z) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 2 tbsp fresh basil or 2 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 1 1/2 tsp light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 zucchinis, spiral useful
- Heat olive oil in large saucepan to medium heat. Add onions, celery, and carrots to oil and sautée until onions are softened. Toss in garlic and sautée for an additional minute. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. Drain excessive oil and return pan to stove.
- Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Add water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the temperature to low and add red wine and bay leaf. Let simmer on the stove for an hour, stirring occasionally. Add more water, if needed. Stir in parsley and remove from heat. Discard bay leaf.
- Heat a separate skillet to medium-low. Lightly spray cooking spray, and add zucchini. Toss for 30 seconds - 1 minute and then remove from heat.
- Serve meat sauce over zoodles.