Zucchini noodles are also known as courgette pasta and are a great way of getting some extra vegetables into the kids meals. Plus they're great fun to make so why not get the kids to help you and get spiralizing!


  • 4 large courgettes
  • 900 ml tomato passata
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 4 tblsp oregano
  • 1 tblsp paprika
  • 1 tblsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp mild chili powder
  • large handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 4 tblsp olive oil
  • grated parmesan to serve

This recipe serves two adults and two children.


  1. Using a sprializer, sprialize the courgettes and set aside. If you think your child may not accept the green exterior, simply peel the courgettes before spiralizing.
  2. Heat a large pan with two tbsp of olive oil, add the onions and fry off until translucent, add the garlic and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the spices to the pan, followed by the passata. Bring the mixture to the boil before simmering for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Mix in the basil and leave the sauce to sit while you prepare the courgettes.
  5. In another large pan add the remainder of the olive oil and lightly sauté the courgette for about 5 minutes until it has cooked through but is still slightly al dente.
  6. Serve with some freshly grated Parmesan and enjoy!
  7. Cook extra tomato sauce and store in your large portion pots.


If you can't get your hands on a spiralizer simply peel the courgette into ribbons!

Recipe courtesty of Siobhan Berry of www.mummycooks.ie