1 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 medium sized unpeeled zucchini, grated
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated, plus more for serving
1 cup homemade marinara sauce or your favorite jarred sauce
Heat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a clean cloth place your zucchini and squeezed all the water out. Squeeze like your live depends on it 😉
Place the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot add the zucchini, garlic, salt and pepper and saute for about 3 minutes
Transfer to a large bowl along with the bread crumbs, beaten egg, Romano cheese.
Form the zucchini mixture into balls about 1 oz each, rolling tightly.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Spray the top and bake until firm and browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat the sauce in a large deep skillet to warm the sauce, about 2-3 minutes. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 3 more minutes.
Garnish the meatballs with fresh basil leaves (if you have it) and serve with 1/2 Tbs grated cheese if desired.
Serve over pasta or a side salad. Amazing!