Zucchini with Tomato and Prune Sauce Recipe

Zucchini with Tomato and Prune Sauce Recipe

If you are into low-carb eating, you don’t have to go without noodles. This delicious recipe combines spiralized zucchini noodles with tomato and prunes.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Calories: 480

Carbohydrates: 29g

Protein: 9g

Fat: 38g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 17g


  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Sunsweet Prunes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp toasted walnuts


Spiralize the zucchini into long twirls. Alternatively, use a mandolin to shave lengthwise into thin slices and then cut into approx. 3 mm-wide strips.

Heat the butter in a large skillet set over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in the tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, prunes, and cream. Bring everything to a boil, season with half the salt and pepper, reduce heat to a simmer then cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Then blend the mixture with a hand blender until smooth. Stir in cherry tomatoes and oregano.

In a separate pan set over medium-high heat, cook the zucchini in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp, season with salt and pepper and serve with the sauce. Garnish with feta cheese and chopped walnuts.


Tip: Sprinkle with fresh oregano. Mix in some fresh arugula if desired. Instead of zucchini, you could spiralize carrots or butternut squash or simply mix with zucchini slices.