If you have 10 minutes| pasta is a quick and filling go-to meal| especially in the colder months. But when you’re watching your carb intake or are following a gluten-free or Paleo diet| whole wheat pasta is off-limits| even though it’s healthy.
Here’s an equally satisfying| soft| and tender alternative that’s as easy to whip up as that bowl of spaghetti.
It’s made with carrot ribbons using a simple vegetable peeler| then saut¨¦ed with mushrooms| red peppers| cherry tomatoes| and fresh basil for a bowl that’s sure to satisfy your pasta cravings.
The carrots add a sweet twist to this traditional dish| but the marinara and cooked veggies make it taste like you always remember ¡ª and your tastebuds won’t miss a thing.
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil1 garlic clove| minced1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms| sliced1/2 cup diced red bell pepper2 tablespoons fresh basil| chopped1/2 cup cherry tomatoes| quartered3/4 cup marinara sauce3 large carrots| peeledSalt and pepper to taste1/2 tablespoon fresh basil| chopped| for garnish