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Zucchini "Pasta" with Tomato Sauce

  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Gluten Free Zucchini “Pasta” mixed with a quick and easy tomato sauce!
4 zucchinis (about 4 cups), cut into thin noodles with a vegetable slicer
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1½ cups crushed tomatoes
⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
Parmesan cheese, for garnish if desired


  1. Place zucchini noodles in a colander and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Allow the zucchini noodles to drain. Toss and squeeze out any extra moisture. Set aside.
  3. Add oil to a large saucepan.
  4. Add is onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender.
  5. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Add in crushed tomatoes, oregano and red pepper flakes. Bring to a light simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Add zucchini noodles to the sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  8. Stir in basil and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.