Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

Dinners sometimes get a little interesting when Casey is working late. Cooper and I put together snack dinners, we eat leftovers, and sometimes I resort to cereal or popcorn for dinner.  When Casey's home I cook heartier meals-- more meat & carb related things.

But sometimes, I make Cooper and I separate things because maybe I want something vegetable heavy and maybe he doesn't. On this particular night I had a zucchini in the fridge and a sausage to cook. This is what I made!  Sausage is browned, marinara is stirred in. We have instant meat sauce. A quick sauté for the zucchini and we marry the two to make this delicious Zucchini Noodles with Sausage bowl. Serves 1 or 2 if you feel like sharing.

You could get yourself a spiralizer or use a box grater for this! I chose box grater. It was closest to the kitchen.

Let's get our ingredients together.  There's not much required.

I added red pepper flakes later....

We grate the zucchini.

Sausage browning.


Sauce + basil.

Skillet cleaned out. Oil. Zucchini.

2-3 minutes.

Let's assemble.

Layer the mozzarella. You want some to get down in there.

TOP with sauce and such.

I added a bunch of red pepper flakes because I like it spicy.

Next time I'll add basil.  I killed all of mine this summer...

Dig in.

Zucchini Noodles with Sausage

serves 1


  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Italian sausage
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated Parmesan cheese
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