Picture this, it’s Christmas morning and you’ve just opened up the new toy you’ve been waiting for and just can’t put it down. Well, that’s been me for the last week but that toy is a…. spiralizer. Yes, really. This is my new favorite kitchen item so I had to share my new “go-to” spiralizer recipe!
After months of searching, I’ve finally found the perfect spiralizer and can’t stop using it for our healthy, carb-free meals! My husband can’t believe that these “noodles” are really zucchini and we both can’t get enough of it. If you haven’t used one for cooking yet, you’ll need to buy one. You can nix all of the calories from pasta but still get the noodle feel.
This recipe I recently made was so incredibly flavorful yet simple to make. The trick is to not overcook the noodles so they’re almost crunchy. The texture makes the dish.Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Turkey Sausage
- 1 pound of spicy turkey sausage de-cased (you can ask the butcher to do this most of the time)
- 2 zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tablespoon of chili flakes (optional)
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- Clean and spiralize zucchinis; set noodles aside in a bowl
- In a sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat; add minced garlic
- When it heats up and the garlic becomes a golden color, add de-cased turkey sausage, oregano and chili flakes
- Mix frequently while breaking the turkey sausage into pieces
- Once fully cooked, add in zucchini noodles, half of the parmesan cheese, and remaining olive oil
- Mix items together for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are al dente. I personally prefer them to be slightly crunchy.
- Remove from heat and serve into dishes; add remaining parmesan to the top of each plate
My favorite find for the week has to go to this Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer.
I really like it for a few reasons: it comes with three different blades so you can get two different sized noodles or make thicker strips for carpaccio-type dishes. It’s easy to use. Just put your veggies or fruit on the stand and turn while it shapes the noodles. It’s reasonably priced. No one wants to spend a ton on a kitchen gadget but $40 seemed reasonable for a high-quality spiralizer. I’ve bought a cheaper version but it just wasn’t sturdy and I never used it.
A healthy eating series focusing on simple, low carb/sugar dishes in 30 minutes or less. For more info on how MS affects my eating habits, click here.