Zucchini Spaghetti with Quinoa Meatballs



Whenever my students make this dish, they are always amazed how the texture is the same as regular meatballs and more importantly, how good it is! For a healthier option, I sautéed some zucchini but you can also serve with regular pasta.


Zucchini Spaghetti with Quinoa Meatballs


Ingredients


Meatballs:

1 cup dry quinoa

1 Tablespoon olive oil

½ onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, finely minced

1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup gluten free bread crumbs, almond meal or panko breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

¼ cup parsley, finely chopped, plus more for garnish


Sauce:

1 Tablespoon olive oil

½ onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 teaspoon each salt and pepper