Zucchini "Noodles" and Tomato Meat Sauce

Zucchini “Noodles” and Tomato Meat Sauce

Zucchini "Noodles" and Tomato Meat Sauce

Do you want a low-calorie yet hearty “spaghetti” dish that’s not packed with carbohydrates or grains? Try this super easy-to-make Zucchini Noodles and Tomato Meat Sauce recipe for a paleo, gluten-free and healthy meal that won’t make your stomach feel heavy after eating it. Zucchini Noodles or “Zoodles” are a great substitute for pasta as they are simple to prepare, and you can eat them raw or cooked to get more veggies in your diet. Serve with a side of Almond Flour Southern Biscuits or Cheesy Garlic Coconut Flour Bread.

Zucchini “Noodles” and Tomato Meat Sauce Recipe

Serves 1-2


Tomato Meat Sauce:

  • 12 ripe tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 onions (chopped or diced)
  • 1/2 jalepeno (optional)
  • 1 handful (if fresh) (if dried, 2 tbsp) of each: parsley, basil, oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef

Zucchini Noodles:

  • 1 large zucchini


  • raw shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Add tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices and garlic to a large pot then heat to medium-high and simmer to make sauce.
  2. In a separate pot, brown the ground beef, then add to tomato sauce.
  3. To create wider zucchini noodles, peel the zucchini down to the seeds using a regular peeler and discard the seed part. If you like thin noodles, you can use a spiralizer.
  4. Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water until almost clear.
  5. Strain noodles, top with sauce and raw shredded mozzarella cheese (optional), and serve.

Zucchini "Noodles" and Tomato Meat Sauce

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic, organic foodie and fanatic for green living and earthly sustainability. He has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health. An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada. He is known for his articles, recipes and contributions on MindBodyGreen.com, FoodMatters.com, MaxLiving.com, and his own site, DrHardick.com. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More