zucchini pasta & turkey sausage

CSC_0215 adjusted- zucchini pasta & turkey sausage

This is a meat sauce that shares top billing with tomatoes and greens. If you’re craving the taste of a sausage and peppers sub, substitute 2 diced Bell peppers and a chopped yellow onion for the arugula and enjoy.

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4.
  • Calories: 233. Sodium: 856 mg. Dietary fiber: 2.6 g. Total fat: 11.3 g. Total carbs: 8.2 g. Protein: 27.3 g.

Ingredients: [ weight loss ]

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“PASTA”
2 large zucchinis
1pound hot Italian turkey sausage
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cups arugula or spinach leaves
¼  cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp black pepper

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Instructions:

  1. Using your Veggetti cutter, turn the zucchinis into narrow pasta strands. Heat or cook to your preferences.
  2. Brown sausage in the bottom of a large saucepan over medium heat until it is completely well-done. If bulk Italian sausage is not available in your grocery store, substitute, 4 links of Italian sausage with the casings removed.
  3. Stir in the arugula, tomatoes and garlic and cook until the greens are limp and the tomatoes start to break down, about 3-5 minutes. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. Mix the cheese with the “pasta” then add the meat sauce.

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