Now the first time I heard about a Spiralizer I was like – who would need that – I mean why pick zucchini noodles over pasta… EVER? But I had to get one to make a video for a client and after finishing their dish I had to admit I liked it – not for like a replacement – but for a dish entirely it’s own!
The first time I made this dish I only used 2 small zucchini’s and afterwards I told my daughter that it was to meat heavy – 2 words I NEVER thought I’d say – I usually wish for more meat! Obviously you could do what you like – but I found that 2 large zucchini’s or 3-4 small was a better ratio for me. Now when you add the raw noodles it looks like a TON – but it shrinks down as you stir it with the sauce.
This dish isn’t super saucey, the veggies mostly soak it up – but it’s full of flavor. I like the red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick to the dish, but if you don’t like it as spicy I’d say to cut back or leave it out entirely – you’ll get plenty of flavor from the sausage of course.
This one pot meal is easy to make and always a huge hit, slightly spicy with the Italian sausage and filled with veggies like garlic, tomatoes, onions, peppers and of course zucchini it's a dish everyone loves.
- 1 onion
- 1 red pepper
- olive oil
- 4 italian chicken sausages
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 4 Tbsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 1/2 C chicken broth
- 2 large zucchinis
- parmesan optional
- slice or spiralize the onion and red pepper
- heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and add the onion and pepper
- saute until the onion is translucent.
slice the italian sausages and tomatoes (in half)- add to the pan
- add the garlic and stir - cooking until the tomatoes start to release juice
- add spices and broth
- bring to a boil and let the liquid boil down by half
- spiralize the zucchinis and add to the pan, stir and serve
- add parmesan cheese if you'd like and enjoy!
And it’s national zucchini day – not a food holiday I ever thought I’d celebrate, but I’m glad I did! Food is so much fun to play with and experiment with! Whats a food you didn’t expect to enjoy but did?
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