Meghan Markle’s Healthy Pasta Sauce Recipe Has Only 3 Ingredients

Forget buying a jar of pasta sauce from the grocery store. Instead, take a page from Meghan Markle’s book and make it from scratch. Ahead, learn how the Duchess of Sussex makes a healthy alternative to a creamy pasta sauce using just three ingredients and one kitchen appliance. 

Before Markle married Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in 2018, and became an official member of the British royal family, the former actress had a well-documented love of food. She shared her culinary adventures on her now-defunct blog, The Tig, as well as her shuttered Instagram account. 

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex,  on Jan. 7, 2020, at Canada House
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, on Jan. 7, 2020, at Canada House | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Not to mention, Markle flexed her cooking muscles during interviews. On many occasions, the royal offered up cooking tips and tricks during magazine and TV interviews that were easy and definitely doable at home.

There’s the time she appeared on the morning show, Today, where she shared her recipe for an updated Caesar salad and taught us that romaine lettuce could be grilled. Yes, grilled. Then there’s the time Markle revealed she made chia seed pudding “every single week” when she went through all the items she kept stocked in her fridge

Now, we’re talking about one particular interview Markle gave where shared a simple pasta sauce recipe for “filthy, sexy mush.”

Meghan Markle’s 3-ingredient pasta sauce recipe

In a pre-royal interview with Delish, Markle discussed food and casually dropped a simple and healthy recipe for pasta sauce. The now-38-year-old recounted how a friend once got her to put zucchini — and not much else — in a slow cooker for four to five hours until it became a “filthy, sexy mush” as Markle put it, to combine with noodles. 

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, hosts 'Together' Cookbook launch on Sept. 20, 2018
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, hosts ‘Together’ Cookbook launch on Sept. 20, 2018 | Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images

“The sauce gets so creamy, you’d swear there’s tons of butter and oil in it, but it’s just zucchini, water, and a little bouillon,” she said.

That’s right. The recipe only requires the following ingredients: zucchini, water, and bouillon. Put all of the above in a slow cooker in the morning for a healthy yet creamy pasta sauce by lunch. 

Markle: ‘I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta’

In the same interview, Markle said there were noticeable changes in her skin and how much energy she had when she skipped out on pasta and gluten altogether. However, Markle said she never missed pasta on her travels. 

“It gets such a bad wrap,” she said of cutting out gluten. “However, when I’m traveling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta.”

She added that upon her return to work on the set of the TV series, Suits, she’d joke about her “food baby.” 

Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane on USA's 'Suits'
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane on USA’s ‘Suits’ | Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

“I come back from vacation every year with a food baby, and I’ve named her Comida. I get to the set and I’m like, ‘Hey, Comida’s here, and she’s kicking,'” she said. 

So, while Markle admitted to having more energy and clearer skin when she abstained from all things gluten, she didn’t completely cut it out of her diet. 

The Duchess of Sussex isn’t the only member of the British royal family who has offered up cooking tips. Her husband, Prince Harry, once told a palace chef about microwaving bacon to make it extra crispy.