Baked Ziti (Zoodles)

This would be so fun to try over the weekend!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Zucchinis
  • 1 LB Canned Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 18 ounces Ground Turkey
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Non-stick pan spray
  • Hot Chile Pepper (optional but awesome – would count as additional condiment!)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Use spiralizer to make zucchini noodles, drain and set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F
  3. With a large oven proof frying pan or medium dutch oven cook the turkey with non stick spray on medium heat until turkey is cooked through
  4. Push the turkey to the edges create a well in the middle and cook garlic in it for 30-60 seconds until fragrant
  5. Add crushed tomatoes to pan
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook on lowest setting covered for 30 minutes
  7. Uncover and reduce sauce to just slightly thicker than a normal tomato sauce, the zucchini will give off liquid to thin to the right consistency
  8. Place zucchini in, and stir to combine everything together
  9. Top first with ricotta in teaspoon allotments and distribute mozzarella over top evenly
  10. Cook in the oven at 400 uncovered for 15-20 minutes until zoodles are tender
  11. Before serving let rest for 10 minutes

YIELDS: 3 servings

PER SERVING: 1 protein, 3 vegetables, 1 condiment

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