Easy Healthy Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

easy homemade spaghetti sauce with zucchini noodles and smoked sausage

We have been going pretty strong on healthier meals these days and I am down 6 lbs since we started! I will say, this is the first time in a while, I have been on a great gym streak, and it feels so good. I forgot what it’s like to have my body feel good. You don’t realize how crappy that crappy food makes you feel until you let it go. And {gasp!}, I haven’t even had a soda in weeks!

After I started my new “lifestyle” and let go of a lot of processed foods {about a month ago, so don’t think I’m going to turn into some preacher here}, I bought a Spiralizer. I have been LOVING it! I make a lot of quick salads with it, using carrots, cucumbers…etc. And toss with some oil and vinegar and I’m out. It’s been great for pasta too. I used to be a pasta-once-a-week type because it was just too easy to throw together. I would often do the “veggie pasta” that is made with veggies and wheat flour, but this is so much better! And zucchini noodles really are delicious. It completely faked out my kids and husband loved it so much that he bought all the ingredients to make it again the next week! And if you grab this spiralizer, that’s super affordable, it comes with an awesome peeler that I use nearly every day too.

easy healthy homemade spaghetti sauce and zucchini noodles with smoked sausage

This meal of course would be made even easier if you wanted to just buy a bottle of low/no sugar pasta sauce and cook up the noodles really quickly. We like it with smoked sausage, but this would be great with other meat too.

Easy Healthy Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients

  • 5 medium-sized zucchinis, peeled and spiralized
  • 1 lb smoked sausage, cut into small pieces
  • 1-2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 16oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 16oz can stewed tomatoes, drained, and chopped {save juice}
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbs Onion Flakes or powder
  • 1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt

what to do

In a large saucepan, heat oil, then add diced bell pepper, 1/2 onion, and garlic on medium heat until slightly softened. Add stewed tomatoes, paste, and sauce along with remaining spices. Stir and cover to simmer, stirring occasionally.


In another large skillet on medium-high heat, add sausage and 1/2 onion. Stir occasionally, and cook until meat begins to brown. Add in spiralized zucchini noodles and sun dried tomatoes. Toss together, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until noodles are soft. {I add a little Italian Seasoning to the noodles here too} Drain liquid from pan and serve with sauce.

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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at colormemegblog@gmail.com to work with me!

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