Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Tomato Sauce

You can buy zucchini noodles in the produce section of your grocery store. At the same time, it’s easy to make your own at home. Check out this video for 5 easy ways to make zucchini noodles.

Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • store-bought zucchini noodles, or use 2 large zucchini to make your own "noodles"
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • In a large saucepan, cook the onion and garlic over medium-high heat in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 3-4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, honey, vinegar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini; cook until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly (do not overcook). Season with salt. Serve with sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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