If you’re looking for skinny pasta recipes, then this Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta recipe is for you. Using a spiralizer, make your own zucchini noodles (zoodle pasta), whip up a delicious marina sauce and meatballs, and create a delicious, healthy, pretty dish for dinner tonight.

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Friends, let’s all take our minds off the cold, wintery weather and think happy thoughts – like this Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta recipe!

Skinny pasta recipes

If you’re looking for skinny pasta recipes, today I’m sharing a Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta recipe, a healthy recipe of spiralized zucchini with marina and your favorite meatballs (you can make ahead and freeze, or buy pre-made) to serve to your family this week!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Artisan® Series 5-quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

You can easily make your favorite cakes and multiple batches of cookie dough, with the 5-quart stainless steel mixing bowl with comfortable handle. And for even more versatility, the power hub has several optional attachments (15 to be exact), from food grinders to pasta makers to fruit strainers, to this fabulous 5 Blade Spiralizer (that makes these gorgeous zucchini zoodles)!

5 Blade Spiralizer with Peel, Core, and Slice

What I love about the spiralizer is that you can reinvent classic meals, and create healthy recipes with fresh fruits and vegetables. The versatile KitchenAid® Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment has 5 blades, and is so easy to use, from zucchini noodles to sweet and savory dishes. I’ve included a few more spiralized recipes at the bottom of this post – just in case you win :)

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Oh, and this spiralizer fits all stand mixer models!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

In no time, we whipped up a delicious marina sauce, attached the spiralizer to our KitchenAid stand mixer, making zoodles, and created a delicous, romantic, and I must say, healthy, pretty dish!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta 

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta
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Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 -6


  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • medium sweet white onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced (or pressed)
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp.  coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp.  black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp.  crushed red pepper flakes, or a pinch of cayenne
  • 8-10 small zucchinis, spiralized
  • Freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, for grating
  • Prepared meatballs – optional, I buy Aidells brand


  • Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute for 5 minutes, stirring until the onions are soft. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes, then stir to combine.
  • Continue cooking for 5 minutes, then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste, and season the sauce with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Add in the prepared meatballs (optional).
  • In the meantime, using the KitchenAid spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini . Place the zucchini on paper towels and salt, allowing to sit for 30 minutes. In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat the oil and toss the zucchini noodles, cooking for 2-3 minutes, right before ready to serve.
  • Place the zoodles on a plate, spooning sauce on top, with several meatballs. Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese; garnish with fresh basil leaf and serve!
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More spiralized recipes:
Dijon Chive Spiralized Potatoes
Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp
Spiralized Mexican Sweet Potato and Chicken Casserole

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

This previous giveaway post was sponsored by KitchenAid, but as always, all opinions are my own!