Zucchini “cheesy” pasta dish. Gluten, soy and dairy free. Vegetarian

Zucchini Pasta with Cheesy tomato sauce

Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian

zucchini pasta tomato nutrtional yeast zucchini spiralizized into pasta

Tools needed: spiralizer. This is a cheap and easy tool to use to make veggie pasta


  • ½ c. EVOO
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¾ cup almonds ( I used slivered)
  • 1/3 c. nutritional yeast
  • sea salt
  • 1 t. Italian Seasoning
  • ½ t. red pepper
  • 2 lg. zucchini spiralizer
  • 2-3 c. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound grape tomatoes
  • ½ c. chopped fresh basil


  1. In a food processor, add in the oil, garlic, nuts, yeast, salt, Italian seasoning, red pepper. When blended this should look like pesto.
  2. Transfer to a large pot. Add in the zucchini noodles, mushrooms and tomatoes.
  3. Cook on high and toss the ingredients to blend
  4. Cook 10-15 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil.
  5. Note: for a more traditional sauce texture you can add in canned or boxed tomatoes and some tomato sauce as desired.

Karen Brennan, MSW, NC, is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (candidate) and owner of Tru Foods Nutrition Services, LLC. She believes in restoring body balance and addressing root causes of health issues( instead of symptom management) with food first.  Visit her website trufoodsnutrition.com for more information and for her newsletter. 

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Karen is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Consultant, herbalist and has a Masters in Social Work. She has written two books on depression. She believes in addressing the root causes of depression and not symptom management. If you or your teen has depression and either has not had success with what western health has to offer or you just want to bypass medication and seek alternative help, and are ready to make small steps to improve your outlook on life, then contact Karen for a free 15 minute "First 2 things to do if you have depression" phone consult. 303-522-0381 Karen@trufoodsnutrition.com This information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Seek the help of your health professional before making any changes to your health and nutrition regimen.

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