Zuchini “Pasta” with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Thank God for other people’s gardens. This is good enough to serve to company!  

Serves 3-4 adults


Pasta: 2-3 large zuchinis, spiralized (the equivalent of about 6-8 store zuchinis)

1/2 large onion

3 large tomatoes, fresh, diced & seeded (to get as much of the liquid out as you can)

2 cloves garlic

5 leaves fresh basil, chopped

pinch of red pepper flakes

1 lb italian sausage

Parm to taste


Borrow someone’s spiralizer. 

Spiralize the zuchini and top with salt in layers in a strainer, in a bowl to let the liquid seep out.  Squish it down every so often over the course of a half hour.  

In the meantime, brown the sausage and set aside.  Keep the fat in the pan and brown the onions with some additional butter.  When they’re tranlucent add the garlic and red pepper flakes. 

Add the tomato and simmer for a few minutes with the sausage back in.  

After the zuchini has been sufficiently drained, add that and cook for a few more minutes and add S+P to taste. 

Top with parm and serve. 


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