Get ready for a weeknight win! Our Keto Zucchini Noodles, featuring the smoky Roasted Garlic Smoked Sausage from our buddies at Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, are loaded with flavor and all the good stuff from veggies.
The roasted garlic sausage really stands out, melding harmoniously with the Italian vibes of sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, and basil. Can't find this sausage flavor? No sweat! You can sub it with any smoked sausage you fancy. Just a quick tip - toss in a couple of roasted garlic cloves to keep that delicious garlicky note alive!
- Preparation and cooking overview
- Chef's note
- Ingredients for this keto zucchini noodles recipe
- Ingredient substitutions
- Additional ingredients
- Cooking tools required
- Tools substitute options
- How to make Keto Zucchini Noodles: step-by-step guide
- Cooking methods
- Preparation steps
- What to serve with these keto zoodles?
- Time-saving tips
- What can I prepare ahead of time?
- Storage and reheating instructions
- Storage tips
- Meal prep tips
- Reheating best practices
- Frequently asked questions
- 📖 Recipe
Preparation and cooking overview
First, we heat things up by browning our Kiolbassa slices in a well-oiled cast-iron skillet, then give way to the aromatic minced garlic. Next, we blend in a rich, creamy sauce using heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and parmesan, followed by fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a reunion with our cooked sausage. Toss in those tasty zucchini noodles and let them heat up for a few minutes, and just like that - in about 20 minutes total - you've got a hearty, keto-friendly skillet meal ready to savor!
Having fun in the kitchen is part of the journey, and when it comes to keto cooking, creativity is limitless! Sprinkle your favorite herbs, or some spice can turn this classic skillet dish into a whole new flavor adventure.
Ingredients for this keto zucchini noodles recipe
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How to make Keto Zucchini Noodles: step-by-step guide
- Spiralize the zucchini and set aside.
- Begin by heating the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium heat.
- Add the sliced sausage and sauté for 5-7 minutes or until browned.
- Add minced garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes or until it has thickened.
- Add the zucchini noodles to the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.
- Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes or until the zucchini noodles are fully warmed.
Chef's pro tip
Be mindful of your zucchini noodles! The most common hiccup in this recipe is overcooking them, which can leave you with a soggy dish. To avoid this, ensure you only toss them in towards the end and let them cook for just 2-3 minutes - just enough time to heat up and soak in all that flavorful sauce.
What to serve with these keto zoodles?
What can I prepare ahead of time?
Storage and reheating instructions
Meal prep tips
Reheating best practices
Frequently asked questions
Keto Creamy Tuscan Zucchini Noodles with Sausage
- 1 package Kiolbassa Roasted Garlic sausage cut into rounds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12 ounces zucchini noodles
- Fresh basil for topping
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large (10-12”) cast-iron skillet. Once hot add in the sliced Kiolbassa and cook 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Remove and set aside.
- Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese to the skillet. Increase the heat to medium-high and whisk until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken.
- Add in the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a simmer until the spinach is wilted. Add the sausage back to the skillet and add in the zucchini noodles. Cook 2-3 minutes until hot. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
You didn't say how to cook the zucchini noodles... Precook them or if the 2-3 minutes at the end will cook them enough. Never tried zucchini no noodles before.
Alex Lester says
Hi Theresa, the zucchini noodles are raw when they go in at the end for the 2-3 minutes. If you cook them longer than that they end up too watery.
What is the serving size that the macros are based on... Or is this the whole pan?
Alex Lester says
Hi Theresa! The nutrition info listed is always for one serving. Hope this helps!
Tricia m McConegly says
But it does not say what ONE serving size is
Cast Iron Keto says
Unfortunately, that’s not how recipes work. Unlike a packaged food product that is made by a single company, recipes can’t provide reliable serving weights due to the fluctuations in how different people measure and cook. To get a reliable serving size you’ll need to weigh your final dish then divide by the number of servings. You can also simply eyeball 1/4th of the recipe. Hope this helps!
Holy crap Batman! This recipe is PHENOMENAL!!! I was licking the plate clean! I'm very new to Keto meals and this one has inspired me to try more.
So glad I came upon your website! Going to make the Pita chips tommorow!
Keep cooking and creating!!!!!
Anne Marie says
Delicious - will be making this a couple times a month. Fast and easy to make and tasted like gourmet keto.
CONNIE SAYLOR says
This was one of my favorite recipes. I tried it today and it was amazing. I added onions but just because I like onions and it still was sooooo good. Thank you Cast Iron Skillet for the recipe.
Yum! I used Sabatino’s chicken mozzarella sausage from Costco and left out the sundried tomatoes, which cut the net carbs to 6! I followed the rest of the recipe exactly, and it was so delicious! Definitely one that I will be repeating. Thank you!!
SO glad I tried this. We give it two thumbs way up!!! Absolutely delicious. I used the jalapeno sausage I had on hand, so I roasted my own garlic for the recipe. Subbed mushrooms for the sun dried tomatoes and whisked in 1 oz cream cheese at the end. Going on the regular (maybe weekly?!) rotation. Thank you so much for this recipe!
Kelly burgess says
What can I use instead of the heavy cream? What would be a good substitute?
Cast Iron Keto says
Coconut milk would be the closest substitute.
Followed the recipe exactly. A tad bit bland because of the zucchini noodles, but a little added salt would enhance the flavor. Also, I’d cut the longer zoodles. I’ve already recommended this recipe to my friends.
Sarah S. says
How many sausages is 1 package of sausage? My pack has 12!
It says sun dried tomatoes are not keto and will throw you out of ketosis fast even a small amount. Will this still taste good without them?
Cast Iron Keto says
We're not sure who says sun-dried tomatoes aren't appropriate for a low-carb diet. As you can see in the nutritional information, there are 9g net carbs per serving which fits perfectly within most keto diets.
I bet this would be good even without the zucchini noodles and served over cauliflower rice!
I've made this recipe several times changing it up once with chicken and once with pork, although my favorite is still sausage. It's so delicious my father-in-law asked me for the recipe.
How much is one serving ?