Make this zoodle pasta with a veggie-filled marinara sauce topped with crunchy bacon pieces for a low-carb, 30-minute meal that’s healthy and delicious!
The day Blake got me a spiralizer (I think it was for my birthday?) was the BEST DAY EVER! Seriously my Paderno is by far my favorite kitchen toy to play with. What’s better than being able to turn your vegetables into slinkies? Nothing.
We are HUGE fans of spaghetti in this house. We usually make a meat sauce with ground beef or turkey if I can sway Mr. B 😀 I decided I wanted a sauce that was a wee-bit lighter and veggie-packed. Fun fact: I hate mushrooms…unless they are hidden in sauce.
I don’t dislike many foods, but mushrooms…I can’t STAND. Blake on the other hand loves those things. So what do I do? I compromise by putting them in a spaghetti sauce.
First step- spiralize your zucchs…or what ever veggie you’d like as your base.
Next up- sauté veggies in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sure they cook down before you add your favorite kind of marinara into the pan!
How could I forget?
While you’re putting together the base of your meal, make sure you are cookin’ your bacon. Baking bacon is seriously the best way to cook bacon EVER. There’s barely any mess and you can pretty much set it and forget it.
For the vegans and vegetarians out there….you could leave the bacon our for an easy vegetarian meal <—Just had to throw that modification out there!
And- for the extreme meat lovers out there…feel free to add in some ground beef or turkey into your sauce. Go big or go home, right?
Zoodle Pasta with Mushroom and Onion Marinara and Bacon
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