Spooky zoodles with tomato sauce and mozzarella

Spooky zoodles with tomato sauce and mozzarella

Whip your little monsters up a low-carb bowl of zoodles topped off with some spooky sauce this Halloween. Better yet, get them involved and decorating their own creative creature.

Spooky zoodles with tomato sauce and mozzarella

Whip your little monsters up a low-carb bowl of zoodles topped off with some spooky sauce this Halloween. Better yet, get them involved and decorating their own creative creature.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1 minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (9 oz.) 240 ml (250 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1 vegetable bouillon cubevegetable bouillon cubes (optional)
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream (optional)
  • 1 lb 450 g zucchini noodles
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh oregano or fresh basil, chopped
Decoration
  • 4 oz. (1 cup) 110 g (230 ml) mozzarella cheese
  • 1 oz. 28 g green olives
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a saucepan, fry the onion (reserving a few small pieces for decorative fangs) and the garlic in the olive oil. Add crushed tomatoes, bouillon cube (if you are using any), cream and combine well. Simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste, and fresh herbs.
  3. Make zucchini zoodles with the help of a spiralizer. You can use a potato peeler to create wider zoodles if you don't have a spiralizer. Steam the zoodles over salted water for 1-2 minutes, or alternatively, microwave for approximately two minutes.
  4. Serve the tomato sauce in the middle zoodles to form a face. Top each serving with two rounds of mozzarella to form eyes with sliced olives, filled with a little extra sauce as pupils. Add pumpkin seeds as fangs or teeth.
  5. Enjoy with a little laughter and screams.

Tip

To make this recipe lower carb, add cream to the recipe. This will however make the tomato sauce much lighter in color.

If you're in a hurry, skip the first step and use ready-made tomato sauce, just make sure you choose a brand with no sugar added.

Serve with a side of eggy spiders to make this a complete (and spooky) meal.

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2 comments

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  2. Malwina Drumowicz
    Can l make it earlier?
    Reply: #11
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can l make it earlier?

    The zoodles may be a little mushy if you make them ahead of time and reheat.

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