I received a spiralizer this past Christmas, so last night my husband and I decided to finally try it out. Since zoodles, AKA zucchini noodles have been trending on Pinterest, we put our spiralizer to the test and it did not disappoint!
We had leftover Italian sausage and marinara sauce, so we decided to heat those up while browning some onion slices to add to our “pasta” dish.
The spiralizer was much easier to use than we expected. Just put your veggie inside and twist! Once we finished spiralizing, we tossed the zoodles in with the onions. I’ve seen multiple ways to cook your zoodles. In a skillet, in the oven, or in your broiler. Since this is my first time trying, I can only attest to this option. The onions and zucchini did reduce a ton, making them softer rather than crunchy. I should also note that we did not pat the zoodles dry before placing them in the skillet. Doing so would have helped with the excess liquid.
Once most of the moisture went away, we added in the sausage and marinara sauce and mixed that for about five minutes. The zoodles were extremely hot, so pour yourself a glass of wine or start your latest Netflix episode while you wait for them to cool. Enjoy!
Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) with Italian Sausage and Onion
3 medium zucchinis
3 Italian sausages (pre-cooked)
1 medium onion
1/2 jar of marinara sauce
Salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to taste
1. Begin by cutting your onion into strips. Let brown in large sauté pan with oil, salt, and pepper.
2. While the onion browns, heat up the Italian sausage and marinara sauce in a saucepan. We cut our sausage into bite sized pieces.
3. With your spiralizer, form the zoodles. We let them fall onto a plate.
4. Once the zoodles are formed, mix them with the onions until they are done to your desire.
5. Add in the sausage and marinara, sprinkle in some salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper, let sit for about 5 minutes.
6. Let cool, as to not burn your mouth, and enjoy!
This was a great filling dinner, and I can’t wait to try out different variations of it. I definitely recommend trying out a spiralizer for a fun and healthy meal.
Note: This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the sausage!
What is your fave zoodle recipe? Let me know in the comments below!
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