Healthy twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs. Bison is leaner than beef and higher in protein, the zucchini noodles are low calorie and full of flavor.

 Bison Meatballs with a spicy mushroom marinara served over zucchini noodles 

Bison Meatballs with a spicy mushroom marinara served over zucchini noodles 

Marinara - Makes 4 cups 

  • 2 (280z )can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 C mushrooms diced
  • 1/2  C carrot chopped
  • 1/2  C bell pepper diced
  • 1 serrano pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 -8 basil leaves chopped
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar 

I like to prepare this the day before and freeze what I don't need. In a large sauce pan heat oil, garlic, and onions. Sauté for 3-4 min. Add balsamic, bell pepper, carrot, mushrooms, and turmeric cook another 3-4 min. Next add tomatoes, Serrano, bay leaves, basil and salt and pepper. Combine well, bring up to a boil then simmer for 10 min, when sauce is cooled enough put in a blender to puree a bit. 

Bison Meatballs- makes 22-24 meatballs 

  • 1lb ground grass fed bison
  • 1/2 C mushrooms diced
  • 1/2 C yellow onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 collagen egg or 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 drop thyme, and rosemary essential oils or 1 tsp of each 
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard

Preheat oven to 400 F, first make collagen egg. Take 1 tbsp collagen add 1 tbsp warm water and let sit 2-3 min. Then add 2 tbsp hot water and whisk till it get a lot of air and is more like a paste, and completely dissolved. In a bowl mix tomato paste, honey, worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne, mustard, herbsand combine well. Then add mushrooms and bison, make sure to no over mix and add egg.  Form 1 1/4 " balls and place onto a pan with foil. Bake for 30 min and rotate tray halfway. 

To make the dish combine your zucchini noodles with your sauce, meatballs and top with nutritional yeast and fresh cilantro.