Nomato Spaghetti by Coconut Contentment (AIP, Paleo)

Nomato Spaghetti (AIP, Paleo)


 One of my favorite weeknight meals is Spaghetti. It is first of all delicious and fun, but also so quick and easy.  It is especially easy if you plan ahead or make pizza the weekend before! I love using leftover Nomato Pizza Sauce for Spaghetti. Mixed with ground beef and sautéed onion it is perfect served over zoodles (zucchini noodles.)

This dish is free of nightshades and grains – but it is perfect to satisfy a tomato pasta craving.  I always have to go back for seconds!  Enjoy :)

Nomato Spaghetti by Coconut Contentment (AIP, Paleo)

 

Nomato Spaghetti (AIP, Paleo)

Prep: 10-15 min       Cook: 15 min       Yields: 4 servings

 Ingredients:

Tools:

  • large saute pan
  • large stockpot
  • Spiralizer or Julienne

Directions:

1. Over medium heat in a large sauté pan add the coconut oil or ghee, the chopped onion and ground beef. Stir occasionally until cooked through.

2. While the beef cooks wash and peel the zucchini (it is not necessary to peel the zucchini, but the texture is much more similar to real noodles this way!) Using a spiralizer set with the shredder blade make the zoodles. (You can also julienne the zucchini, but this will take A LOT longer – for $36 a spiralizer is so worth the time you will save!) Set the zoodles aside.

3. Once the beef has finished drain it of the excess liquid. Leaving it in the same sauté pan over low-medium heat and stir in the Nomato Pizza Sauce. Allow to lightly simmer.

4. While the beef mixture simmers, add water and a dash of sea salt to a large stockpot (enough to cover the zoodles you will add) and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add the zoodles. Boil for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften (al dente texture.) Drain the noodles, and add the back to the empty pot. Add the olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well.

5. Remove the beef mixture from the heat. Serve over the zoodles.

This meal is wonderful with a mixed green salad and Paleo toast.  Enjoy!

 

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Nomato Pizza Sauce (AIP)

Every once in a while I experience a serious pizza craving.  Of course, it has been quite a while since I have had a “real” pizza (meaning one with REAL cheese), but as long as my pizza includes a delicious pizza sauce I am more than satisfied!

Nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, etc.) though, have been banned from my diet.  Hopefully it will just be for a season, but until then I had to find a way to have pizza sauce!

I have tried a few nightshade-free pizza sauce recipes, but to be honest most were not worth all the work they required. So when I was struck with a pizza craving last week, I set out to create a simple “Nomato” Pizza Sauce.  I could not have been happier with the result.  The best part of this recipe is that my husband actually loved it too – and upon smelling the sauce thought that it was real pizza sauce.

Nomato Pizza Sauce by Coconut Contentment (AIP, Paleo, Sugar-free) (1 of 1)So for all of you Pizza Lovers out there that have had to give up nightshades too, enjoy!

Nomato Pizza Sauce

Prep: 10-15 min        Cook: 50 min        Yields: About 2 cups

Ingredients

  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small to medium beet (boiled, roasted, or baked)
  • 5 medium carrots (boiled, roasted, or baked)
  • 1/2 onion (sauteed or caramelized preferably)
  • 2 cups water (or more/less to your preferred thickness)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Tools

  • food processor or blender
  • aluminium foil
  • deep saucepan

Directions

  1. Add the cooked carrots, beet, onion, 1/2 cup of the water and fresh basil leaves to a food processor or blender, puree until smooth.
  2. Pour the pureed mixture into a deep saucepan.  Add the remaining ingredients, except for the olive oil. Stir until well-combined.
  3. Over medium-heat bring the sauce to a slow boil, and immediately begin to stir to keep it from splattering. Reduce heat to a low-medium heat and let the sauce simmer and reduce for 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally.
  4. After 20 minutes, remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the olive oil. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slather on a pizza crust!! I recommend one of these: My English Muffins (Dairy-free, Nut-free)Paleo Spirit (Dairy-Free, Nut-Free) or Curious Coconut (AIP).

PIZZA TIME!