Porcupine meatballs and zoodles are a delicious dish for when you are craving something other than pasta. Serve this dish for dinner tonight!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 45minutes
2 9x13 baking sheet
1packagemicrowave brown minute ricecooked to package directions
1poundground beefI use 80/20
1jarspaghetti saucefor serving
Cook the rice according to package directions then let it cool. (See notes)
1 package microwave brown minute rice
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
Once it’s cooled add it to the ground beef. Add the panko breadcrumbs and crack the egg and pour the milk directly over them. Let soak for 3 minutes.
1 pound ground beef, 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup whole milk, 1 egg
Form into meatballs and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Prepare zucchini 'zoodles' using a spiralizer.
2 medium zucchini
Add to a bowl with the diced onions and halved cherry tomatoes.
1 small yellow onion, 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
Pour olive oil over the top and stir to coat.
1 tablespoon olive oil
Bake both the meatballs and the zoodles together in the oven for 30 minutes.
In the last 5 minutes heat up the spaghetti sauce.
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Serve the noodles and meatballs together. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Enjoy!
Tips for making this recipe:
You MUST let the rice cool completely before adding it to the ground beef. If you don't the meatballs will not stay in ball form. I cook the rice then add it to the bowl and put it in the refrigerator while I make the other ingredients. Stir occasionally with a spoon to release the steam.
If you don't own a spiralizer to make the zoodles you can use a box grater to get a similar shape.
To store: Add to a covered container and eat within 3 days.