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Brown Rice Pasta + Zucchini Noodles with a Simple Marinara Sauce

Serves 3-4


  • 1 lb package brown rice pasta, cassava spaghetti, or chickpea spaghetti

  • 1 package (10 oz.) zucchini noodles

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 can (15-oz.) crushed tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup basil

  • salt


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.

  2. Place a large saucepan on medium-high heat.

  3. Once the pan is warm, add the olive oil. Let the olive oil heat for about 1-2 minutes, then add the zucchini noodles.

  4. Sauté the noodles for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in with the brown rice pasta.

  5. For the marinara sauce, place a large saucepan over medium-high heat.

  6. Once warm, add a small amount of olive oil. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  7. Pour in the crushed tomatoes, the rest of the olive oil, and salt. Mix and sauté for about 3 minutes.

  8. Reduce the heat to low or simmer. Toss in the nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes and basil.

  9. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

  10. Pour over pasta.

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