Since everyone seems to searching for more ways to use up all that summer zucchini, let’s talk about this simple zucchini noodle recipe that’s packed with flavor. I have been making a version of this at least once a week for dinner and the latest one with turkey sausage by far has been my favorite. I normally make it with all zucchini for me and then add some real pasta for bigger eaters. The garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, butter, and Parmesan create a perfect light sauce and the sausage brings lots of earthy flavors and some needed protein. It’s also ready in about 20 minutes, which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight.
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Sausage
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- 4 U zucchini, made into noodles (using a spiralizer, mandonline, or knife)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 U garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey sausage
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
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Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the red pepper flakes and cook 30 seconds.
Add the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks. Cook 6-8 minutes until completely cooked through.
Add the zucchini noodles and cook 2-3 minutes until tender. Stir in the butter and half the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Top with remaining cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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