Tamera Mowry Swears By This Fuss-Free Weeknight Meal

This Hallmark movie star gave us a sneak peek of what she's been cooking in her kitchen this year.

Between juggling parenthood and her busy days on set (especially after dropping her latest Christmas Hallmark movie), Tamera Mowry leans on her favorite easy weeknight recipes to get her through the week. She also uses cooking time as quality family time: “My kids love cooking in the kitchen with me. My son gives a helping hand during steak night and my daughter loves making sandwiches and breakfast foods. We’re able to connect in a way we haven’t before, especially while they’re doing online school for the time being.”

She loves this zucchini spirals recipe for nights where she needs to fix something in a snap. “This recipe uses pre-cut, microwavable zucchini noodles and it already has marinara sauce included! If you’re looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle but don’t have the energy to throw together a meal that night, this is the recipe for you.”

How to Make Tamera’s Favorite Zucchini Spirals Recipe


Saucy and oh-so-cheesy, this quick zucchini spirals recipe is on the top of Tamera’s list for a busy weeknight. The best part? It takes only 10 minutes to make! Talk about fuss-free. Find even more healthy, quick dinners for your weeknight menu.

What You’ll Need


Step 1: Prepare Zucchini Spirals

Microwave zucchini spirals according to directions (or make your own zucchini noodles!).

Step 2: Saute Italian Chicken Meatballs

Pour olive oil in a large skillet and cook meatballs in marinara sauce over medium heat until warmed.

Tamera’s tip: Try swapping with turkey meatballs for a change of pace.

Step 3: Toss in Marinara Sauce

Combine spirals with meatballs and marinara sauce. Toss zucchini spirals until they’re coated with sauce. Then, sprinkle a handful of parmesan cheese on top and that’s it! A delicious and healthy meal in practically seconds.

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Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.