My friend Helen and I shared this side dish at Matteo's in Boca Raton along with our Veal Sorrentino.

The Zucchini Linguini Bolognese stole the show! Bolognese just means Meat Sauce.

I immediately located a hand turned spiral gadget for just $5 at TJ Maxx - it was like a big pencil sharpener that created long beautiful strands of Zucchini - and the rest is history.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A jar of pasta sauce
  • 6 cups spiraled zucchini - buy ready cut or cut your own
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan


  • Brown the ground beef in the olive oil in a large skillet or wok
  • Add about 1/2 the jar of pasta sauce.
  • Add the zucchini spirals, toss to coat.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Cook 3 to 5 minutes, until wilted and tender.
  • Plate the dish, top with lots of Parmesan cheese.
March 29, 2020
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