July 17, 2013

super lazy eats: zucchini spaghetti





I think spaghetti may very well be everybody's go-to lazy eat. I mean, how hard is it to boil pasta and heat up some sauce? I've been doing that since I was ten.

Growing up, we made our spaghetti with ground beef. After I got married, I switched to ground turkey. Then, I went vegetarian. You know I wasn't going to just eat noodles and sauce. The whole starch and sauce or starch and cheese sans veggies thing is a pet peeve of mine.

I quickly started enjoying finding new ways to dress up pasta. And it was EASY. Chop something up and toss it in the sauce. Tasty and healthy!

At some point, I fell in love with zucchini all over again. Nine times out of ten, if I am making pasta, zucchini is included! The good news is, Sean loves it too! Oh, and did I mention it's super easy? Really...look:

Zucchini Spaghetti:


You Will Need:

Whole grain angel hair pasta: 1/2 box 
Pasta sauce, your choice: 1 jar 
Zucchini: 1 
Crumbled feta cheese: to garnish

Directions:

Do I really need to explain?
Boil the pasta.


While that is happening, simmer the sauce mixed with the zucchini that you've cut into bite size pieces. Put the sauce on the pasta and the feta on the sauce. Yum!


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This recipe was shared on Say Not, Sweet Anne, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen, and Keeping it Simple.

8 comments :

  1. This looks delicious!! Stopping by from DYWW!

    ~Heather

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  2. This looks really good. Have you tried spaghetti squash? I featured a spaghetti squash recipe on one of my Meatless Monday's post. Instead of the ground meat , I used ground veggie crumbles. I love adding zucchini to a dish - I'll be adding zucchini the next time I make spaghetti! thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh this seriously makes me miss pasta!

    Visiting from the Prowess and Pearls blog hop :)

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  4. This looks delicious! I'm a vegetarian, too, and I've tried meatless crumbles but I usually just eat pasta and sauce. I can't wait to try this. Thank you for sharing! -- Nicole @ WordsThatChangedMe.com

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  5. YUMMM, how easy! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  6. What a great way to use summer zucchini! It looks delicious!

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  7. Mmm. . .actually it was your addition of the feta that got me! Adding a bunch of creaminess to your pasta dish sounds like a fab idea. And I remember being 10 years old and that was my Saturday night chore, making our family dinner of spaghetti with browned ground beef and jarred spaghetti sauce.

    I followed you over from the Keeping It Simple linky party. I would love it if you stopped by my blog!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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