Zoodles with ground beef and tomato sauce

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

Zucchini is a powerhouse of potassium needed for a healthy heart.


1 pound 93%-lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
3 tablespoons no salt tomato paste
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, removed from stem
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, removed from stem
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 medium zucchini, spiralized to make zoodles


  1. Heat a large skillet on the stove top to medium-high.
  2. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic. Cook 5-7 minutes until no pink is seen.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano and thyme. Bring to boil and turn down heat to a low simmer uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In the last few minutes of the sauce (Step 3) heat oil in another skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zoodles and black pepper.
  5. Using a pair of tongs toss the zoodles, 1-2 minutes. Make sure not to overcook. The zoodles should still have some crunchiness
  6.  Serve 3/4 cup sauce over 1 cup zoodles

Makes 4 servings.

Carb choices per serving: 1

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First Published: 11/23/2020
Last Reviewed: 11/20/2020

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If you want this for your lunch and will be using a microwave oven do not pre-cook the zoodles. Heating in the microwave will cook the zoodles.
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