Megan Markle might just be the healthiest royal. The meditation– and smoothie-lovin’ Duchess of Sussex has always prioritized clean cooking and filling her fridge with fresh fruit and veggies to use in homemade meals. But when it comes to her go-to pasta dish, tomatoes surprisingly take the back seat: Markle’s favorite sauce is all about a different vitamin-packed superfood.
Markle is essentially a pasta fanatic, given that Delish reports she seeks out new iterations of the carb-heavy dish whenever she’s traveling. And when she’s at home, her devotion remains the same—but with a healthy twist. She’s revealed in the past that her favorite recipe for sauce involves just three easy-to-find (and super-affordable!) ingredients: zucchini, water, and a some bouillon. “The sauce gets so creamy you’d swear there’s tons of butter and oil in it,” she says .
“The sauce gets so creamy you’d swear there’s tons of butter and oil in it.” —Meghan Markle
Evidently, a friend let Markle in on the hack to create the perfectly creamy sauce, which involves slow-cooking the zucchini for four to five hours—something she says perfectly breaks it down into a “filthy, sexy mush.” Then once it’s ready, all you have to do is toss it with your favorite pasta.
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