Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Zughetti in Meat Gravy

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Zughetti in Meat Gravy
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Make this wonderful Zughetti in Meat Gravy recipe for an on plan meal that's just like spaghetti, but without all the carbs and heaviness. 

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Cooking Time
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes

About Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan, OPTAVIA Coach 75lbs weight loss

My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others struggled with my weight for years not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021 I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 75 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA optimal weight 5 in 1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!

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Lean & Green Zughetti in Meat Gravy Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil Divided
  • 1.75 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/4 cup Scallions Minced
  • 2 small Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Hungarian Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt Divided
  • 11/4 cup Tomatoes Diced
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup Low-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Basil Chopped
  • 1.25 lbs Zucchini Spiraled
  • 2 tbsp Reduced-fat Parmesan Cheese

Lean & Green Zughetti in Meat Gravy Instructions

  1. Heat one tablespoon of tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet, and cook ground turkey, stirring occasionally to break it up into smaller pieces.
  2. Once the turkey has turned opaque, add the scallions, garlic, large crushed red pepper, paprika and 3/4 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chicken stock, cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Stir in the yogurt and basil.
  4. In a separate skillet, quickly saute the zucchini "noodles" until tender, about 2 minutes. Season with remaining salt.
  5. Arrange the zucchini "noodles" on a plate and top with meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm.

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