Zucchini-Balls and Linguine Marinara


Instead of beef or turkey to make meatballs, this vegetarian recipe uses zucchini. These are delicious served over linguine and marinara sauce.

Zucchini-Balls and Linguine Marinara

Minutes to Prep 20

Total Minutes 60

Serves 6

Difficulty 4


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.

WRAP grated zucchini in a clean dish towel; squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place zucchini in a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, egg, cheese, pesto and oregano; mix until completely combined. Form mixture into tablespoon-sized balls; place on prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes; turn balls over and cook for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions while zucchini-balls are baking. Drain pasta; toss with marinara sauce. Place on a serving dish; top with zucchini-balls and sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.