Easy 'Budget Friendly' Dinner Recipe Of The Week ~ ZOODLE MARINARA

Replacing wheat- or rice-based noodles with spiralized zucchini is a healthy and cheap way to lighten up any pasta dish.

To get tender "zoodles" that hold together and don't get watery when tossed with warm sauce, salt them and drain in a colander for about 20 minutes. Then rinse, pat dry, and put in the fridge on paper or cloth towels for one to six hours before using.


6 cups zucchini noodles (zoodles), approximately 3 medium to large zucchinis

 Roma tomatoes or cherry tomaotes, chopped

Parmesan cheese, vegan or dairy

One zucchini ($1) mixed with 1 cup of a favorite marinara sauce (75 cents) makes one very large portion.

Total: $1.75 a serving ( depending on how many zucchini you purchase).

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