Who says you can’t have spaghetti on a Paleo diet?  Well ok, you can’t have what most of America calls “spaghetti” (you know the one with not so good “pasta”), but you can have a pretty close 2nd.  At least in my opinion, which may not be winning you over yet.  Maybe if I tell you that when my husband took a bite and said to me what type of noodles are these and then proceeded to tell me how good they were….would that win you over?  How about when I actually told him that the noodles were zucchini “noodles” and he proceeded to stick by his claim and even said “those are good”.  Am I getting closer to winning you over?  I have to tell you if the husband approves then I know I have succeeded especially in the Paleo aspect.  He’s still not 100% on cutting out things in his diet (like beer) but he’s not afraid to give it a try.  So if he likes something and says it should be added to the list of must haves again, then that’s saying something.

I promise you won’t miss the pasta in this spaghetti dish.   And your tummy won’t feel like a big bolder is sitting in your stomach after eating it either.  And if you are a Crossfitter then your workout may just be easier….ok that may not be a totally true statement but I felt a whole lot better in my workout the next morning after having this for my dinner.

Paleo Spaghetti

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1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil

2 large zucchini, cut into julienne strips

1 tsp garlic, minced

3 to 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or beef (grass-fed preferred)

2 cups Homemade Veggie Tomato Sauce

Additional fresh basil for topping pasta

Instructions:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Place zucchini and garlic in skillet and heat until zucchini is slightly softened.  In the last 30 seconds toss with fresh basil.

In a separate skillet cook meat of choice until cooked through, making sure to crumble into small pieces.  Once meat is cooked through mix in tomato sauce and stir to combine.

To plate dish, place zucchini “noodles” in bowl or plate and then top with meat sauce and sprinkle with additional basil.

Enjoy!

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26 Responses to Paleo Spaghetti

  1. Katrina says:

    Cool! I need to try this. Looks lovely.

  2. Sharon says:

    I have to agree, I don’t miss those old noodles at all.

  3. Sharon says:

    Hey Heather, I just searched “paleo” on Pinterest and I immediately recognized the paleo spaghetti pics that have been pinned (and re-pinned) as yours from this post. Seems it’s making its way around. Nice!

  4. Chowstalker says:

    Saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to come tell you how delicious looking and beautiful it is!

  5. Crystal says:

    Hi there! I have to say that I really enjoyed this recipe, so thank you for sharing! But my question for you is: How did you cut up the zucchini? Did you just use your knife? It was hard for me to julienne them (haha). I was hoping there was an easier way?

    Thanks!!

  6. MDelicious says:

    Thanks so much! And what a honor coming from you. :) Love Chowstalker!

  7. MDelicious says:

    Hi Crystal,
    Thanks for stopping by and so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. I used a julienne when cutting the zucchini into “noodles”. I think I would go crazy using my knife in cutting the stripes, but I’m sure you could try doing that. I found the julienne so easy to use…I love mine! I linked to it in my post if you want to check it out. :)

    Thanks again for stopping by!
    Heather

  8. Monica says:

    For an alternative way to prepare the zucchini, just grate on the large hole cheese grater. It’s fast and cooks faster!

  9. Christi says:

    This was FANTASTIC! I’m brand new to Paleo & made this for me & my husband tonight. (The kids got their regular pasta) We had our 6 year old try it & even HE liked it! Definite Keeper! Thank you SO much!!

  10. julie says:

    I saw this on Pintrest and it looked yummy, but I was skeptical. We decided to try it tonight and it was AWESOME!! Thank you so much for posting this. I’m never going back to regular pasta again!!

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  12. Stephanie says:

    How do you cut the zucchini like that?

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  17. Kimi says:

    I just made a HUGE batch of this to divide and freeze for future, easy meals. All I can say is YUM! My 7 year old son is making himself a second helping as I type! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  19. Cherished this recipe .. Extra product to it and it had been
    marvellous!! Nice good results at supper celebration… Many thanks

  20. Hillary says:

    I have been looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my family’s diet and found your site. This spaghetti is amazing. I have shared it with everyone that will listen. I’m trying more of your recipes tomorrow. Truly thankful!

  21. Ashley J says:

    Hi Heather,
    This sounds delicious! But I would use Spaghetti Squash instead of Zucchini. (Thought I do love zucchini.) Have you tried it before? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_squash
    It’s a great substitute for pasta or noodles. Delicious nutty flavour. Super simple to prepare, you can even microwave it in about 8 minutes. And forks out in read made “spaghetti” strands, no grating or slicing.

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