One of the things that has made this round of Whole30 so much better is having easy, go-to recipes for those nights when I don’t have much energy for a more complicated meal. Also leftovers. I know I wouldn’t have gotten so far if it weren’t for those blessed leftovers that make the perfect breakfasts and lunches! I guess always making more than the recipe calls for pays off sometimes, huh? ;)
Anyways, one of my favorite easy peasy meals is today’s chicken meatballs and zoodles recipe. Not only does it take about 20 minutes to make, but it’s seriously SO good, and the leftovers make for killer lunches. Also, by using veggie noodles (like squash and zucchini), you get the feeling of pasta with the benefits of the vegetables and some low carb goodness. I mean… it doesn’t get much better than that!
And the secret ingredient for this recipe? Costco.
Yes, I know technically Costco isn’t an ingredient, but thanks to some of the awesome Whole30 compliant items I found there, this recipe was born. I used the chicken meatballs (that are literally just chicken and spices – WIN!), marinara and mushrooms, which made this recipe oh so easy. Then I spiralized some squash (which I now affectionately call “squoodles”) and zucchini straight into the skillet, and voila. Dinner is served! If you are feeling extra fancy, you can throw in a can of diced tomatoes like I did for some more texture, or even add some of your own spices like extra italian seasoning, a dash of cayenne, or a bit of paprika.
Pro tip: Get this spiralizer. (< Affiliate link!) I used to have a giant contraption, but not only was it a pain to clean, it was big, hard to store and made a mess. I love my little hand held spiralizer!
But the bottom line is this recipe is easy. It’s quick. It’s delicious. And best of all? It’s Whole30 compliant.
I’m definitely gonna get that spiralizer.
YES!! It’s seriously the best. You’ll love it, girl!
Not only does the recipe look and sound amazing, that bowl is to die for!
Oh my goodness thank you!! It was SO yummy and delicious. I’m excited to finish off the leftovers for lunch today haha.
I love that you added mushrooms! I’m totally going to make this sometime soon :) I love zoodles with meatballs.
Yes!! Mushrooms are my favorite veggie to add in to recipes. You should definitely give it a try – you’ll LOVE it!
These sounds amazing and I’ve been loving zoodles lately so this recipe is a must try
Yes! It’s SO yummy, and I’m a huge fan of zoodles as well. They’re a great low carb alternative to pasta!
This recipe sounds and looks amazing!
Aww thank you so much!! :)
Girl, you are speaking my love language! Paleo and Whole 30 is my jam! I love finding new recipes to try out!!
Yay! I’m so glad you liked this recipe. These meatballs and zoodles are seriously SO GOOD. Yum!