Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

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Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles-sweet and spicy Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and zucchini noodles in a simple garlic tomato sauce. 

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Zucchini season has been giving our Inspiralizer a workout! We have been inspiralizing up a storm! I love using our inspiralizer because it gets our boys to eat their veggies. They love watching veggies turn into magical noodles. We have been making our favorite 5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto on a regular basis. My boys, Josh included, are also loving Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles, a recipe from Inspiralize Everything, Ali’s new cookbook.

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Inspiralize Everything is divided by vegetable, A-to-Z, apples-to-zucchini. There are so many fun recipes and we can’t wait to try them all, but my boys are hooked on this Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles dish for now. They love it!

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

The dish has spirliazed zucchini, peppers, and onions. Yes, you can spiralize onions. How fun!

Ali’s recipe calls for sweet and spicy sausage, but I use mild sausage for the boys. They can’t handle the heat yet:) The garlic tomato sauce gives the dish loads of flavor. My boys like to dip bread into the sauce and slurp their zucchini noodles. I don’t think they know they are eating peppers and I am not going to tell them:) That is the joy of the inspiralizer, it makes veggies fun to eat!

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Get out your Inspiralizer and make Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles for dinner. It is sure to be a hit! And make sure you check out Inspiralize Everything, you will want to inspirlize ALL the things!

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

Sweet and spicy Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and zucchini noodles in a simple garlic tomato sauce. A quick and easy dinner that the entire family will love!
4.59 from 12 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 sweet fennel Italian sausage links
  • 2 spicy Italian sausage links
  • 2 medium yellow onions peeled, spiralized with blade a, noodles trimmed
  • 1 red bell pepper spiralized with blade a, noodles trimmed
  • 1 orange bell pepper spiralized with blade a, noodles trimmed
  • tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh curly parsley
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized with blade d,noodles trimmed

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the sausages and cover the pan. Cook for about 7 minutes or until just browned on the bottom. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes more, turning, until browned on the outside but not yet cooked through. Using tongs, transfer the sausage to a cutting board and slice into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  2. Immediately add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, the onion noodles, and the bell pepper noodles to the same skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Add the tomato paste, and stir to cook the vegetables. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Return the sausage to the pan and add the oregano and broth. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover the skillet and simmer until the sausage is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the sauce has reduced by a quarter, about 5 minutes more. Stir in the parsley.
  3. Transfer to a large serving platter or bowl and add the zucchini noodles. Toss thoroughly until the noodles begin to wilt and are fully incorporated. Serve immediately.

Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles-sweet and spicy Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and zucchini noodles in a simple garlic tomato sauce. Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #zucchini #healthy #healthyeating #healthyrecipes
Sweet and spicy Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and zucchini noodles in a simple garlic tomato sauce. A quick and easy dinner that the entire family will love! Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #zucchini #healthy #healthyeating #healthyrecipes
Get out your Inspiralizer and make Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles for dinner. It is sure to be a hit! The dish has spirliazed zucchini, peppers, and onions. Yes, you can spiralize onions. How fun! Visit twopeasandtheirpod.com for more simple, fresh, and family friendly meals. #zucchini #healthy #healthyeating #healthyrecipes
A sweet and spicy Italian sausage and peppers with zucchini noodles! Topped with inpiralized onions and garlic tomato sauce, this recipe is very flavorful. Your kids and family will surely love this summer recipe with sausage!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This looks delicious. Right now I have a yellow squash that absolutely needs to get used. Do you know if I could replace one of the zucchini with that?

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious!  Even my 5 and 4 year olds cleaned their plates!  Delicious flavors and I didn’t feel stuffed after!

  3. My friend made this recipe & it was delicious! My husband loved it too!!! Can’t wait to make it myself too!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight just cut the it in half as its only the wife and I glad I did as we had none left it was so good ! Next time Im going to make turkey meatballs in place of the sausage.

  5. I couldn’t get my peppers to stick to the back of the spiralizer. Any tips/tricks? Ended up just cutting them up very thin and it was delicious. Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    I couldn’t spiralize the peppers.  Did slice thinly.  Cooked veggies too long.  They were to soggy.  The flavour was very good.  Will make it again.

  7. 5 stars
    This is such a good dish!  I made it tonight and it was so flavorful especially the sauce. Going into the week night rotation 🙂 

  8. 2 stars
    I think the concept of this recipe is good, and I’ll definitely make it again. However, some tweaks are needed in my humble opinion. The direction to add the sausage “when the oil is shimmering” was confusing, as my oil never “shimmered” but when I added the sausage, the oil was more than ready. I also think the sausage cook time of 7 mins was way too long; mine was totally burnt by the end of the time. Additionally, there was WAY too much oil in this recipe. The next time I make it, I will only use 2-3 tbsp at the most. The sauce never reduced and was so oily that it all ran to the bottom, taking all the flavor with it. I will also increase the amount of sausage, peppers, and tomato paste. I may also toss the zoodles into the pan for a few mins to help them soften as the sausage mixture didn’t do enough to wilt them. With a few improvements, I think this could be a great recipe! Enjoy!

  9. 5 stars
    This was my first time trying zucchini noodles and it was delicious! This hit the spot to ease my pasta craving. I added a 14oz can of Roma tomatoes, some fennel seeds & a handful of chopped kale. The sauce is really flavorful, will definitely make again!

  10. 5 stars
    I think this is an amazing summer meal- loved it! We used chicken apple sausage, and instead of cooking in oil we just cooked in extra broth. So much flavor! My husband loved the sauce. Thank you!

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