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
Cooking tools required
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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.