Zoodle Lasagne (Zucchini Spaghetti)

Amanda from ‘Simple Home Cook’ here!   If you are looking for some low carbohydrate dinners to add into your menu for the week, this is a great option.

The sauce is quick to make and the zucchini noodles are even quicker – a whole lot quicker than boiling pasta for 15 mins. Better still, you can make the sauces ahead of time and keep them in the fridge so when you are short on time, simply reheat the sauce and add them to your noodles for a dinner ready in 5 mins.

The vegetable spiral machines are not expensive to buy and are a great investment if you plan on trying some low carb meals. I found mine at Kmart for $15 and it is perfect for what I need.

The zucchini doesn’t carry a lot of flavour so when the sauce is added, it really does taste just like spaghetti. This meal is versatile and you can add whichever sauce you prefer. I like adding both as it tastes like a carb free lasagne – really!

Enjoy,

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

Zoodle lasagne

  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 500g minced lamb or beef
  • 500g bottle pasta sauce
  • 1 Tbspn chopped parsley

Cheese sauce

  • 50g butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbspn plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 4 large zucchini

Zucchini Pasta recipe

  1. In a frypan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add mince and cook until brown.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce and parsley. Simmer for 15 mins.

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

In the meantime, make the cheese sauce.

  1. In a large microwave bowl, melt butter on high for 30 secs.
  2. Whisk in flour and milk and microwave on high for 3 mins. Whisk until sauce thickens. Whisk in salt & grated cheese. Set aside.

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

  1. Using a vege spiral machine, turn your zucchini into noodles (ie. zoodles). It is a very simple process and the kids love getting involved. I mentioned earlier that I picked up my vege spiral from Kmart for $15 and it works a treat.   Place the zoodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. You can also serve the zoodles raw if you like.

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

  1. Place zoodles in serving bowls topped with the meat sauce and white sauce.

Zucchini Pasta recipe - Zoodle

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Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a facebook page called ‘Simple home cook’ where I share my recipes which will get you through your busy week that won’t break your budget. Please head over and check out my FB pages ‘Simple home cook’ and ‘ALDI home cook’.

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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at www.foodbefore5.com.au and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/foodbefore5

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