Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Sausage - Slender Kitchen
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342
Calories 
22g
Carbs 
17g
Fat 
28g
Protein 
6
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(9 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

These low carb, paleo, and Whole30 friendly Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Sausage is the perfect summer pasta alternative and full of seasonal ingredients.

When the warm weather rolls in, I find myself craving zucchini noodles since it is abundant at the farmer's market and more bathing suit friendly than traditional pasta. Also swapping in zucchini noodles means that I can enjoy a nice glass of white wine outside without any guilt. It's all about balance right? Fun fact - one serving of pasta has about the same amount of calories and points as a glass of white wine.

Now on to this delicious zucchini pasta dish. It all starts with with lean ground turkey sausage, which is packed with flavor. You can choose a sweet or spicy variety depending on your preferences. From there, we are going to make a simple tomato sauce using bright cherry tomatoes. To make sure it has plenty of flavor, it's important to flavor the olive oil first with garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Adding smashed garlic cloves right to the oil will add a ton of garlic flavor to the sauce without haven't to worry about burning minced garlic. Then the tomatoes are added and allowed to simmer so they release some of their natural juices, thus creating the sauce. And that's really about it! Easy, delicious, and perfect for a warm summer night.

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Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Sausage

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Ingredients

4
  • 4 U medium zucchini
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey sausage
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 U garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (double if you like a lot of spice)
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342
Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 4g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 727mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 5g
23%
Sugars 14g
Protein 28g

Directions

  1. Using a spiralizer, vegetable peeler, or sharp knife make the zucchini noodles.
  2. Add the sausage into a medium hot skillet and brown for 7-8 minutes, breaking up as you go, until completely cooked. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside,
  3. Over medium heat, add the olive oil to the pan along with the garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Turn up the heat to medium high. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini noodles and sausage to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until zucchini noodles are just tender.
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