Grandma Teresa’s Zucchini Spaghetti

My grandmother was an amazing cook! Everything she made was delicious. You could count on leaving the table satisfied after eating one of her meals. Being from Italy her specialty was Italian food. She made her own bread, pasta, tomato sauce and meatballs from scratch, so you could only imagine she made a mean bowl of pasta.

Whenever I would visit my grandma I would ask her to make zucchini spaghetti and she always did. I loved being in the kitchen when she was cooking. She loved it just as much as I did. Any time she could share her knowledge of cooking it made her happy. This is one of the many dishes I’m glad she shared with me.

My wonderful Grandma in one of her many aprons making one of her famous Christmas dinners.


-2 tbs olive oil
-2 or 3 zucchini (depending on the size)
-1 clove garlic (minced)
-4 eggs
-1/2 cup parmesan cheese
-1 jar tomato sauce 
-Any kind of pasta (angel hair or spaghetti works best)
A couple hours before you make the dish, dice the zucchini into half moons. Put the zucchini on a paper towel and into a strainer. Sprinkle some salt on the zucchini. Let it sit for 3 or 4 hours. This will help to get most of the water out.
Begin by cooking desired pasta. 
In the mean time add olive oil, zucchini and garlic into a frying pan. Cook until zucchini softens.
In separate bowl mix together eggs and cheese.
Add the egg mixture to zucchini. Let sit for about a minute; then add 1 cup of tomato sauce. Mix until eggs become scrambled.
Heat up the remaining sauce in microwave or on the stove.
Add some pasta to your dish. Spoon some of the extra tomato sauce on top. Then add the zucchini mixture. Serve with some garlic bread and Viola! 

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