I am a little cranky with myself that I didn’t take more pictures when I made this because it is so good.
A blog reader messaged this recipe to me via Jo’s Country Junction Facebook page. I looked at it, thought it was a little weird, something I would typically not make. I smiled and thought, “thanks for sharing” but I don’t know if I’ll make that.
A bit later I went out to the garden and SURPRISE. There were more zucchini there to “bless” me. (I’m sure all of you with zucchini can relate). There were four zucchini. I still had two in the house. Oh my. I picked them, went in the house, and found the recipe from the blog reader, and half-heartedly said, “Why not try it?” What did I have to lose. I was needing some way to used them up.
That explains why so few pictures were taken. I really didn’t expect to like the recipe. I really didn’t think I’d like it. But here we are. I love it and am wishing I would have taken more pictures of when I was preparing it.
What I made was Zucchini Butter Spaghetti. Here is what it looked like when I fed it to the kiddos.
Gannon LOVED it and ate down two plates of it. The other kids liked it too but nothing like Gannon did.
The recipe uses up 1 1/2 pounds of zucchini. I put that on the scale and that was 5 small zucchinis.
I shredded it and grated it as shone in the photo below…
This cooks down and down and down. It more or less almost makes a sauce.
The spaghetti is cooked al dente. Then thrown in with the zucchini sauce.
The original recipe that a blog reader linked me to was THIS ONE. In it, they call for red pepper flakes. I was feeding the childcare kiddos and knew they would hate that so I left that out. When I scooped up my own, I put tajin on it.
Tajin is a mild Mexican Spice. Karl loved it with tajin too. If you can’t find it at your local grocery. You can find it HERE on Amazon.
Kelli and Karl both really liked it and Karl even asked if her could take leftovers for his work lunch.
I will be making this again for sure. I very much liked it and the responses from those I served it to make me put the recipe under the category, “KEEPER”! We’ll be making this again for sure!!
Thanks so much, Cindy for sending the recipe my way!!