You LOVE pasta..don’t want to give it up. But you’re a border line diabetic or you have heart issues and pasta with sausage and meatballs is off the table. What if you could have a dish that has the feel of pasta, just in a different form, which would help you control your diabetes, and perhaps even help you with your heart issues?
My friend Caitlin Burguet has shared some delicious recipes with me, and has allowed me to share them with you. This first recipe is
Zucchini Pasta by Caitlin Spence Burguet
Low-carb, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly garlic alfredo zucchini “pasta” with baby bellas.
- Mandoline slicer or Veggetti to make zucchini pasta (order here: http://www.amazon.com/Veggetti-Spiral-Vegetable-Slicer-Veggie/dp/B00IIVRB3W
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 oz full fat cream cheese
- 8 oz shredded cheddar
- 4 oz shredded mozzarella
- 4 oz shredded parmesan
- 1 t dijon mustard
- garlic powder
- freshly ground black pepper
- dried oregano and basil
- 3 T butter
- small container of baby bellas
- 4-5 medium zucchinis
- olive oil (optional)
In a medium lightly-buttered saucepan simmer 2 cups heavy cream, 4 oz cream cheese broken into small pieces, 8 oz shredded cheddar, 4 oz mozzarella, and 4 oz parm. Season with a teaspoon Dijon mustard, liberal amounts of garlic powder, ground pepper, pinch of salt and dried oregano and basil. Taste periodically and adjust.
Savory Sautéed Mushrooms:
Slice a full small container of baby bellas. Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Sauté mushrooms with garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and a dash of salt.
Veggetti’s Zucchini Noodles:
Wash zucchini thoroughly, cut off each end, and then use a Veggetti or mandolin to spiral onto a cutting board (I used a veggetti on the “thick” side). Cut spirals in half to make eating more accessible. Sauté noodles with a tiny bit of olive oil or butter until just warmed (don’t sauté too long or with too much oil or they will be soggy and lose their noodle-like quality).
The Final Product
Top zucchini noodles with baby bellas and baby bellas with Alfredo. Wa-la! Cheers!
Makes: 6 heaping servings
Pair with: Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse or any light dry white and a fresh side-salad.
Enjoy!! and Thanks Caitlin for sharing with my readers!!