Hello everyone! I hope you have had a lovely weekend! On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my sister-in-law to be. Rowan got to meet lots of family and was cooperative during the party…always helpful! Of course by the end of the party and for hours after we got home she lost her marbles. All I can say is…overstimulated baby! My favorite little gal is starting to sleep for longer stretches at night, but she wakes up at 3 a.m. and has deemed that to be party time. Needless to say, mom and dad are pretty tired. I declared Sunday nap day and have been trying to catch up on some sleep.
I was able to sneak a tiny bit of time in the kitchen to bring you this new recipe! It is super easy and delicious! And, if I had time to make it with a newborn I think you will be able to squeeze it into your busy schedule too! My Spicy Zoodles only require 2 main ingredients…zucchini and arrabiata sauce. Arrabiata is a spicy marinara sauce. My favorite is from Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties. Their tomato sauces are honestly the best I have had. They are organic, 100% nut free, gluten free, certified paleo, dairy free, vegan, kosher, and have no added sugars. The sauces are made purely from tomatoes, olive oil, onions, herbs, and spices. No fillers or junk added which is why these sauces are so delicious!
To make my spicy zoodles all you have to do is spiralize some zucchini and reduce the arrabiata sauce. When you add zoodles to a sauce things tend to get pretty watery. After spiralizing the zucchini I like to sprinkle them with salt and put them in a colander or on paper towels to let some of the moisture drain. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible with paper towels. Another step to take is to reduce the sauce so that when you add the zoodles the sauce doesn’t get super watered down.
This recipe is as simple as zoodles and arrabiata sauce, but if you want to add some protein you can add ground turkey to the sauce or serve with grilled chicken breast. I ate this as a light lunch with grated mozzarella on top.
Have a great week! Hopefully this helps you use up some zucchini that are so abundant this time of year! What are your favorite zucchini recipes?
- 3 medium zucchinis, spiralized and squeezed of excess moisture
- 1 jar Uncle Steve's arrabiata sauce
- Spiralize zucchini and lay out on a few layers of paper towels.
- Season with salt and let drain while you prepare the sauce.
- Add 1 jar of arrabiata sauce to a pan and simmer for 20-30 minutes to reduce, stirring occasionally.
- When the sauce is reduced squeeze as much moisture as possible out of the zoodles using a kitchen towel or paper towels.
- Use a kitchen scissors to cut the zoodles into shorter pieces.
- Add the zoodles to the sauce and toss until coated and zoodles have heated through (about 5 minutes).
Disclaimer: Products for this post were provided by Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties. All photos, recipes, and opinions are my own.