Zucchini Noodles with Bean "Meatballs" and Marinara

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On one of my many pinning rampages, I ran across a recipe for bean “meatballs.”  It had some elements that were great and then others that I wanted to play around with. I took to the kitchen for a vegetarian take on the old standard comfort, Spaghetti and Meatballs.  You can make these even richer by  adding loads of parmesan cheese or even skip the beans all together and use your favorite meatball recipe.   Either way, this is a great alternative to the original dish and I like that I can add an extra veggie to it by using my spiralizer to create noodle like strands of zucchini.  Whoever invented the spiralizer should be kissed and given a shiny medal.  He or she is a GENIUS!  I’m 100% addicted to this little kitchen gadget.

Now, because you all have figured out that I’m slightly neurotic about homemade foods lately, I’m going to give the completely made from scratch version of this recipe as well as the shortcut version.  Use whichever you like, they’ll both turn out about the same. Enjoy this Zucchini Noodles with Bean “Meatballs” and Marinara recipe


Zucchini Noodles with Bean “Meatballs” and Marinara

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2 Responses to Zucchini Noodles with Bean "Meatballs" and Marinara

  1. Brooke April 24, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Would these go well with sphagetti squash too?! Sounds great and looks even better! XO

    • admin May 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

      Yes! Absolutely! Spaghetti Squash would be great with this recipe.

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