Monday, 15 June 2015

Courgetti Vegetarian Bolognaise Recipe

I love trying new recipes as you may have gathered by now judging on the content of my blog! One ingredient I have always wanted to use in a recipe is courgette spaghetti, or courgetti if you prefer. I think in America these are called Zoodles, correct me if I am wrong.

I've experimented with a few different ways of using these 'noodles' and one of the first recipes I came across was on Loved by Laura's blog a few months ago. You can find her recipe here if you are looking for inspiration. Her recipe was really yum and I especially liked how the courgette tasted with tomatoes so I decided to use those in my recipe.

I got a spiraliser for my birthday after wanting one for ages and I am so pleased with it! You can also do this recipe by finely slicing the courgette if you do not have a Julienne peeler or spiraliser.

Courgetti Recipe

I decided to make a Quorn bolognaise, substituting the spaghetti for the courgette noodles. It turned out really great and it was actually really filling and I didn't miss the pasta at all. This recipe is vegetarian but the Quorn can be substituted for beef mince if preferred. For my recipe, please read the below.

Courgetti Recipe

Ingredients: (serves 2)
1 large Courgette (shredded into noodles)
500g Quorn Mince
1 Onion
1 Carton Passata
1 Clove Garlic or Garlic Powder
A sprinkle of the following:
Basil
Oregano
Mixed Herbs

Firstly chop the onion and fry off in a pan until browned. Then add your frozen Quorn and the tomato passata and the herbs and let it bubble away for 15-20 minutes until the Quorn is cooked through and the flavours are infused.

Courgetti Recipe

Courgetti Recipe

Whilst that is bubbling away, fry your courgette strips in a separate pan. I coat mine in low calorie spray to make them healthier. After about 5 minutes they should be cooked, serve them with your bolognaise mix! Top with cheese if you like, Parmesan goes 'grate' with this.

Courgetti Recipe

Courgetti Recipe

It really is as simple as it sounds. The courgetti is out of this world and it really does feel like you're eating pasta. This dish is really light and a great way of dropping the calories and carbohydrates you'd usually have in pasta and I absolutely love it. I even took some to work cold the next day and it was delicious even then. The courgette spaghetti/noodles reheat in the microwave quite well too without going wet and soggy.

Courgetti Recipe

Courgetti Recipe

Let me know if you have any courgetti recipes, I'd love to try more!

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