Easy Weeknight Zpaghetti + Turkey Meatballs

zucchini noodles and turkey meatballs

No, that is not a typo. I put a ‘z’ instead of an ‘s’ on spaghetti because this is no ordinary spaghetti dish. In fact, this is a spaghetti dish that doesn’t even involve spaghetti. Woah! I know…

This ultra healthy version of spaghetti and meatballs swaps pasta for zucchini noodles and tops it off with fresh tomato sauce and delicious turkey meatballs. OK, let’s eat!

how to make zucchini noodles

You’ll need:

– 1-2 medium zucchinis per person

– Fresh tomato sauce (I like this recipe)

– Homemade turkey meatballs (I cheated just a touch and grabbed some ready-made from Trader Joe’s – come on, it’s a weeknight! This is also a great recipe for making them yourself)

– Bonus: freshly grated parmesan or crumbled feta cheese to garnish

fresh tomato sauce

What now?:

– Rinse zucchini and pat to dry.

– Hold zucchini upright and using a vegetable peeler, slowly peel along the length of the zucchini to create long strands, continue with each zucchini until all are peeled. Now you have zucchini noodles!

– Place zucchini noodles in a shallow stainless steel pan and cover with lid. Turn burner on low heat and leave zucchini to steam slightly from 10-15 minutes.

– In the mean time, heat tomato sauce (either homemade, or your favorite jarred variety – no shame) and turkey meatballs on the stovetop.

– Using tongs, place zucchini noodles in a pasta bowl and spoon meatballs and sauce overtop. Serve and eat!

– Yum :)

xo Ali

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