Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

This Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta recipe is spiralized zucchini, served with a sweet marinara sauce!

KitchenAid Stand Mixer + Spiralizer Giveaway!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Friends, let’s all take our minds off the cold, wintery weather and think happy thoughts – like about this awesome Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer + 5 Blade Spiralizer that I’m giving away this week! The mixer is gorgeous, it comes in SO MANY adorable colors for you to choose from (that fits your personality), and together they are great tools for making healthy, delicious foods!


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I’m also sharing my Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta recipe today, which is a delicious, healthy recipe to make your sweetie this month!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Artisan® Series 5-quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

For Valentine’s month, 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)!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

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!

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You can enter to win this awesome Kitchenaid Mixer + Spiralizer by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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The contest will run from 12am February 10, 2016 to 11:59pm on February 17, 2016 and is open to everyone who is a US resident!

No purchase is necessary, and the winner will be chosen at random. The prize is sponsored by KitchenAid.

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, February-healthy, pretty dish!

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta

Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta


  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 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)


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add in the prepared meatballs (optional).
  4. 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.
  5. 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 post is sponsored by KitchenAid, but as always, all opinions are my own!

46 comments on “Skinny Marinara Zoodle Pasta”

  1. Zucchini or
    Broccoli stem noodles

  2. I would make a carrot “noodle” dish with a spicy peanut sauce.

  3. I would make zucchini noodles

  4. I want to make Zucchini noodles and they would be healthier than pasta!

  5. I have a sun-dried tomato & parmesan chicken zoodle dish pinned and would definitely give it a try if I had this a new mixer and this attachment! Your recipe looks delicious too!

  6. I have not tried Zoodles or enjoyed any recipes made with a spiralizer so this is new to me. I would start with your recipe using zucchini to substitute for pasta. A salad would be fun too especially the cucumbers and carrots as zoodles.

  7. Morning to the West From the East, where it is in the low twenties today! ?
    Just gotta say I’m sooo INSPIRALIZED by your recipe today, and it confirms this yearning I’ve been having since first seeing.a Kitchen Aid ad for their spiralizer attachment! I think this is the coolest thing to come along in a while! 
    I don’t have a mixer, so I just drool every time I see the ad… Coz I am reeeely interested in getting into this–for health, for creativity, and for fun!! Your recipe sounds amazing, so I’d love to start with it (and some carrot bread just coz I love it! :)
    Would be such a blessing to win this amazing Kitchen Aid mixer and spiralizer attachment!!!
    ? Chris Sanders

  8. I would like to try the Zucchini pasta.

  9. I would make a zucchini pasta with a  pumpkin curry sauce. YUM!!!

  10. This is the first time hearing about this attachment, so cool! I guess the first thing I would try would be your recipe, with zucchini noodles. :)

  11. I’d love to try a chicken noodle soup with zuccini.

  12. All looks good

  13. Your recipe loos wonderful, and I would also like to try spiralized fries!

  14. I want to make baked sweet potato curly fries.

  15. The Marinara Zoodle Pasta looks perfect for me to try!

  16. I’ll make zoodles!

  17. I actually would like to make zucchini noodles as well!

  18. I would try zucchini noodles

  19. I would like to make zucchini spaghetti.  

  20. I make Chicken Riggies with rigatoni — so I’ll sub in zucchini noodles for the rigatoni

  21. Zucchini noodles.

  22. I would like to spiralize some carrots. 

  23. I would love to make zuchini and carrot ribbon salad.

  24. Zoodle pasta sounds healthy and awesome!

  25. I would make a nice zoodle pasta dish!

  26. I can hardly wait to make your marinara and zucchini pasta dish – between your photo and reading the recipe, I got so hungry!  Now I just need a KitchenAid spiralizer attachment!

  27. I would love to make the skinny marinara zoodle pasta dish

  28. I want to make zoodles!

  29. Besides zucchini noodles, I want to make sweet potato curly fries with a spiralizer!

  30. My dream is to own a kitchen aid mixer. I love all the available attachments..

  31. I would make a Winter Caprese Beet Noodle Pasta.

  32. zucchini noodles sounds very interesting to try.

  33. that’s it, I really want to try the zucchini noodles you have me convinced :)

  34. Want to try the zucchini noodles!!!

  35. I haven’t even thought about it since I don’t own one but if I ever do own one in my lifetime this skinny marinara zoodle pasta actually looks and sounds pretty good to be the first thing I try with the spiralizer!

  36. That looks and sounds delicious. I love zoodles! The first thing I would try would definitely be Chicken Zoodle Soup! One of my favorite comfort foods and now a bit healthier!

  37. I would love to use it to make Spiralized Apple Crumble.  I’m such a fan of apple crumble so it would be great to put a new twist on it.

  38. I have been dying for a sprializer and a kitchenaid mixer. I would try everything. Your marinara zoodle recipe sounds wonderful so I would start with that.

  39. baked sweet potato  fries

  40. I always wanted to make my own pasta. I would utilize that whole attachment all the time for various dishes since I like to cook and bake from scratch. I would start with a pasta and shrimp scampi with fresh carrot and zucchini spirals. I love to create my own dishes. This would open a whole other world for me. Thank you so much for this chance! Good luck to all and me.

  41. I love this.

  42. If I won, I would love to make the zoodles!  I love trying new things, and this would be AWESOME to make!

  43. I would love to try curly fries!

  44. Those zoodle pasta look great!

  45. I’m not sure if I signed up for this but would love to have it!

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