New duchess Meghan Markle didn’t grow up in a palace. The American actress lived on her own for years, and like all conscientious cooks, she learned her own kitchen tips and tricks. Here’s a healthy and tasty trick for making delicious pasta sauce that you can borrow from Prince Harry’s new wife.
Before she married into royalty, Markle told Delish about the pasta-sauce technique she picked up from a friend. Chop up some zucchini and slow-cook it for four to five hours, until it breaks down into a "filthy, sexy mush" to toss with pasta. No tomatoes, just the zucchini -- or if you’re British, like Markle’s new family, you may call a zucchini a “courgette.”
"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," Markle told Delish. You can add onion, garlic, and a few spices if you like, but the Markle recipe is regally simple.
The secret? The long, slow cook time, which breaks down the tasty vegetable (botanically, it’s a fruit, but come on). Make sure to start cooking well before you want to eat – if you get impatient and toss the mush on your noodles early, it just won’t taste as royally perfect.
If Markle’s “sexy” sauce works for you, you may want to look into more menus from her famous family. Check out what the royal family really eats.