Ok, I’m going to try really hard to remember how I made this fun dish! I went into it with just my ingredients and a fun new kitchen gadget! And the result was tasty and totally repeatable! Husband and kids raved!
Zoodles with Turkey Sausage & Peppers (makes apx. 6 servings)
I pkg. sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
3-5 medium zucchinis (Cut into spirals or julienne strips with whatever nifty gadget you like)
1 T. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ red onion, quartered
2 bell peppers, cut into chunks
1 can diced tomatoes
1 T. dried basil (fresh would be awesome!)
1 t. oregano
¼ t. red pepper flakes (or to taste)
2 cups (or big hand-fuls) baby spinach
2 T. balsamic vinegar
Grated or shredded parmesan
Directions: Cook up the sausage in a big pan/skillet until browned. Remove from pan, reserve. Put 1 T. olive oil and minced garlic in the pan. After 2-3 minutes, add the onion and peppers and sauté for another 3-4 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Add in the can of tomatoes, basil , oregano, pepper flakes and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Mix in balsamic vinegar and spinach, and then add the sausage back into the mixture. At this point, you can warm up your zoodles in a pan with a little olive oil or broth, OR you can just use them as-is. (*I heated mine for a couple of minutes) Serve the Turkey mixture over a bed of “zoodles”, top with a little parmesan.