I'm Inspiralized + Turkey Bolognese Zpaghetti Recipe
I've taken the classic spaghetti and meat sauce to a healthy level. Sure this dish nixes the carbs but it packs in the flavor and nutrients. The best part? The zpaghetti (noodles made out of zucchini) mimic pasta so closely that you will easily forget that their isn't any pasta in this dish. I love the fact that I can chow down on a second or even third helping of this and not have that yucky "oh my gah I ate too much" feeling and undo a button on my pants type meal.
On to the zoodles or zpaghetti! With the right gadget, these are incredibly easy to make and will take your cooking adventures to a whole new level. With so many different types of spiralizers out there it can get a bit overwhelming on which one to buy. I was gifted a hand held spiralizer similar to this one. I will be honest and say I attempted to use it once--it was a complete failure. Maybe I didn't give it my best effort but trying to figure out how to use a kitchen gadget isn't something I wanted to learn to do. Some time went by after that mishap and I continued to see some really great dishes where a spiralizer was used. Then I saw Ali Maffucci's cookbook Inspiralized and I became just that, inspiralized! Turns out miss Ali also created a spiralizer of her own called the inspiralizer. At $49.95 it is one of the more pricey spiralizers out there but it has been the best investment! After watching a brief video demonstration I was able to nail the first spiralized dinner I attempted to make. There are a few different settings on this gadget so you can make so many great dishes with this. Now on to the recipe!
TURKEY BOLOGNESE ZPAGHETTI
For the Bolognese:
1 LB ground turkey
1 jar of Trader Joes Marinara Sauce
2 Dorot garlic cubes
2 Dorot basil cubes
1TBSP olive oil
1TSP garlic salt
1TSP onion salt
A sprinkle of red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper as needed
*optional: add sliced mushrooms if desired
Inspiralize 2 large zucchini, makes 2 large servings or 4 small--you decide.
Top with parmesan cheese
Drizzle olive oil in a hot pan, add ground turkey, spices and garlic. Cook until browned. While meat cooks, inspiralize your zuchinni and press firmly with paper towels to absorb all moisture--you don't want to miss this step! Next drizzle a bit of oil to a pan, add zpahetti and cook until soft--about 7 min or so, set aside. Finally add the jar of spaghetti sauce to your cooked meat, cover and cook on low for 20 min.
Once meat is done begin plating! Zpaghetti, turkey Bolognese and top with cheese.