Zucchini Summer Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs
Zucchini Summer Spaghetti and Pesto Meatballs
  • prep: 2 hr 40 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 3 hr 25 min
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  • Summary

    This is a super delicious, gluten-free, healthy, summer comfort food meal!

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
    • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves, (washed and dried)
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, (grated)
    • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, (toasted)
    • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes marinated in olive oil (drained)
    • 2 tablespoons oil from the marinated sun-dried tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, (minced)
    • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs ((I make my own with the ends of our gluten-free bread loaves))
    • 1 large egg, (lightly blended)
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    • 2 pounds ripe or overripe tomatoes, (washed and dried, roots and seeds removed)
    • olive oil for the pan
    • 1 cup red onion, (thinly sliced)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, (minced)
    • 1/4 cup dry red wine
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 3 pounds zucchini ((about 8 medium-sized))
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups tear-drop or cherry tomatoes, (washed and dried, sliced in half for garnish)
    • 1 handful small basil leaves for garnish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 286 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 12.53%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 63 mg 20.96%
    • Sodium: 969 mg 40.38%
    • Calcium: 83 mg 8.27%
    • Potassium: 877 mg 25.07%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 18.59%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.85%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 30 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 18.71%
    • Vitamin C 90.89%
    • Vitamin D 0.18%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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