Pasta is probably one of my favorite foods; let’s blame my Italian heritage… I rarely eat pasta though because I tend to have a tough time limiting myself to the appropriate serving size. But when I do have it I like to make a veggie loaded marinara sauce to top it. Super easy to make and I love knowing there is no HFCS or sugar added! If only I had the ambition to make homemade pasta….
If you’re feeling extra veggie love or adventurous try vegetable noodles! I recently had been gifted a spiralizer which might be one of my new favorite kitchen appliances! I have only spiralized zucchini and sweet potato so far but it is a pretty awesome contraption. Directions are included below if you want to have extra veggieful pasta for cooking your zucchini noodles. Don’t forget the garlic bread!
Homemade Veggie Pasta Sauce
10 oz mushrooms
1 large can crushed tomatos (28 oz)
1 can tomato paste (15 oz)
1 TBSP Basil
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. oregano
½ tsp. cumin
2 bay leaves
**optional: add my homemade turkey meatballs
1. Finey dice onion and mushrooms
2. Put all ingredients in crockpot and set for 4-6 hours.
3. Cook pasta according to package directions or
4. Spiralize zucchini into noodle, sauté in a little olive oil for ~5 minutes.
Do you enjoy pasta and sauce? What is your favorite way to eat it?