Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs with Zoodles. Garnished with freshly grated parmesan and basil.
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Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs with Zoodles

Treat yourself to this delicious Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs with Zoodles for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword low carb spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 524kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp spicy spaghetti seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 25 g package fresh basil

Pasta Sauce

Zoodles

  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 1/2 25 g package fresh basil

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

    Meatballs

    • Mince the onion and garlic, grate the parmesan cheese and chop 1/2 the package of fresh basil. 
    • In a medium mixing bowl combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, spicy spaghetti seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix, then add the parmesan, almond flour and basil. Mix again then fold in the egg. Scoop out 1 tbsp portions and form into balls. You should get about 24.

    Sauce

    • Heat a medium saucepan on medium heat and add the 2 tbsp oil. Once hot, add the meatballs and cook for 5-8 minutes until fully cooked, gently flipping the balls around every couple of minutes to get them browned evenly.
    • Pour in the marinara sauce and add sea salt. Simmer on low heat for about half an hour to reduce the sauce so it is a bit thicker.

    Zoodles

    • Use a vegetable spiralizer to create the zoodles. Add them to a large mixing bowl with sea salt, black pepper and toss. Heat a skillet on medium heat with some olive or avocado oil. Once hot, add the zoodles and cook for about five minutes, stirring often, until the zucchini is vibrant in colour. You want them nice and soft but be careful not to over cook, or else they will turn mushy.

    Garnish

    • Divide the zoodles between four plates and add 6 meatballs to each serving. Chop the second half of the package of fresh basil and grate 1/2 c parmesan cheese. Divide each between the plates. Serve and enjoy!

    Notes

    Expert Tips

    Here are a couple of tips and tricks I hope you find useful when making this Low Carb Spaghetti recipe.
    1. Make sure you buy your basil fresh. I would recommend using it within a couple of days from purchase because it tends to go brown fairly quickly.
    2. Grate your parmesan fresh! Use either grana padano or parmigiano reggiano; trust me, you will notice a huge difference in flavour!
    3. Do not over cook zucchini noodles. They cook pretty quickly and will turn mushy if you aren't careful.
    4. Use a vegetable spiralizer to create perfect zoodles. If you don't have one, check out this video to learn how to make them without a spiralizer.  

    Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
    If divided into four, each portion would have 8 g net carbs.
     

    Nutrition

    Calories: 524kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 47g