BAKED ZUCCHINI SPIRALS AND MEATBALLS PARMESAN



Skip the carbs and enjoy this homey meal with your family. Your kids won’t even know this baked parmesan is loaded with vegetables instead of pasta!


  • PREP TIME None
  • TOTAL TIME 30 - 35 Minutes
  • SERVINGS 2 Entrées

INGREDIENTS



DIRECTIONS


STEP 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

STEP 2

Cook Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ Zucchini according to package directions and drain very well. Keep warm.

STEP 3

If store-bought, cook the meatballs according to the package directions. If home-made, heat until warmed through.

STEP 4

Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl, except sauce and cheese for topping.

STEP 5

Spray an oven proof baking dish (1.5 quart or 8”x8”), with nonstick cooking spray and place the mixed ingredients in the baking dish. Top the dish with the extra sauce and cheese.

STEP 6

Place into the preheated oven until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.


When cooking Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ Zucchini, always drain well before serving or adding to your favorite sauce. Use paper towels to pat dry and soak excess water. Replace the meatballs with cooked ground beef, turkey, or Italian sausage for a Bolognese style sauce.


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Green Giant Veggie SpiralsTM Zucchini



Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ are an exciting new take on noodles! Enjoy these spiral-shaped vegetables as a great alternative to pasta. Spiralized directly from fresh zucchini, with no sauce or seasoning added, Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ are ready for sautéing, steaming, baking.




TIPS & TRICKS



Cook frozen Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ on the stove top or microwave directly in the packaging.

1

Drain your Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ well in a colander to get rid of excess water … just like you would with regular pasta!

2

Eating Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ is an easy way to get more veggies into your diet.

3

Turn any recipe into a salad. Simply cook Green Giant Veggie Spirals™, then drain and refrigerate until well chilled.

4

Microwave your Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ for efficiency; they go from freezer to table in just 6 minutes!

5

After cooking, blot Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ Beets with a paper towel before adding to your recipe to minimize color transfer.

6

All Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ are 100% gluten-free and made from 100% vegetables.

7

Great served cold or hot!

8

Cook Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ according to the packaging and drain separately before adding finished sauce. This will keep your sauce from running.

9

Forget the dishes! Put your finished sauce directly in your Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ packaging after it has been microwaved and cooled.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



WHY ARE MY GREEN GIANT VEGGIE SPIRALS™ WATERY?
Most vegetables naturally have a high percentage of water — especially zucchini. Therefore, whether you sauté or microwave in the package, water will release from the vegetables during the cooking process. We recommend you drain the water in a strainer (just like pasta) and pat it dry with a paper towel. When sautéing, cook vegetables in pan until water is absorbed.
I JUST MICROWAVED A BAG OF GREEN GIANT VEGGIE SPIRALS™. HOW DO I OPEN THE PACKAGE?
On the top, right-hand corner of the packaging, there is a yellow tab that says “Easy Open” or “Pull Tab.” Gently pull the tab back to open the package. Remember, package will be HOT.
IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO EAT RIGHT OUT OF THE PACKAGING?
Absolutely! Once the package is cooked and opened properly, it transforms into a tray for your convenience.
HOW DO I PREVENT GREEN GIANT VEGGIE SPIRALS™ BUTTERNUT SQUASH FROM TURNING INTO MUSH?
Butternut squash is naturally fragile once cooked. We recommend microwaving this variety and following the heating instructions on package. When mixing in ingredients, toss and mix VERY gently.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID THE COLOR TRANSFER OF GREEN GIANT VEGGIE SPIRALS™ BEETS?
To minimize color transfer, blot Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ Beets with a paper towel before adding to your recipe.



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