Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Garlic Zucchini over Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Do you have that big block of leftover spaghetti sauce in your freezer, but just don't want to eat it as spaghetti? Do you want to give it a fresher flavor that makes it feel like it was just made? I did!

I had some zucchini in the fridge that needed to be used up. Since I love garlic zucchini, I thought it would go good on some leftover spaghetti sauce I had sitting in the freezer, and it sure did! It brought the sauce back to life!

Give this addition to your spaghetti sauce tonight! (And give yourself more freezer space!)

Garlic Zucchini over Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Serves 4

2 medium zucchini, diced
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
frozen spaghetti sauce
Parmesan, for serving, optional

1. Defrost enough spaghetti sauce for 4 people.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
3. Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add zucchini, and saute until soft and beginning to brown, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Heat up sauce in microwave. Divide pasta into four bowls. Pour some spaghetti sauce over pasta, then top with zucchini. Add a little grated Parmesan, then devour!


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