Have you ever tried making meat sauce with sausage meat? If the answer is no…you must give this a try…

This is a simple version of meat sauce…I just peeled the “skin” from the fresh Italian sausage and use as a “ground” meat. The advantage is that the fresh Italian sausage is packed with flavors, therefore you will end up with a very tasty meat sauce. Make sure to caramelized the garlic, onion and the meat…you will be amazed of the deep enhanced flavors.

For the spiralized zucchini I used my Paderno Spiralizer, but if you do not have an spiralizer, you can use a mandolin.

Ingredients:

1lb fresh Italian sausage
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
8oz cremini mushroom, sliced
1 jar marinara sauce, 25oz
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Olive oil, if needed

Baby spinach

3 large zucchini, spiralized

Method:

Remove the casing from the sausage and crumble the meat into a pan over medium heat. Sauté, and break all the large chunks, until all the meat opaque. Add the garlic and onion and a little olive oil if the meat looks dry.

Stir until the onion and garlic are caramelized and the meat is brown. Add the sliced mushrooms and the tomato sauce. Bring to simmer until the sauce is thick.

In the meantime blanch the spiralized zucchini. Drain well and divide into serving bowls. Add the baby spinach leaves and scoop the sausage sauce on the zucchini noodles and top with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Curiosity Corner 101314Did you know that zucchini is low in calories and it skin is a great source of dietary fiber?

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