I love the Roasted Garlic flavor in this dish as it pairs perfectly with the Italian flavors of the sun dried tomatoes, parmesan, and basil. If you can’t find this flavor feel free to swap it out for any other smoked sausage, maybe add in a few roasted cloves of garlic to make up for it though! Let’s get to the ins and outs of the recipe!
Can you use other veggie noodles in place of zucchini?
Yes, you can! This dish is delicious with spaghetti squash as well! To make spaghetti squash noodles I simply cut the ends off of the squash, pop it in the microwave for 10-15 minutes, then cut it open, scoop out the seeds, then shred into noodles. Do note that swapping the zucchini for spaghetti squash will change the nutritional breakdown.
What if I don’t have a spiralizer?
Neither do we! We typically purchase pre-spiralized veggies in the produce department of our local grocer. You can also simply use a vegetable peeler to create long strips of spiraled zucchini “noodles” as well! No need for a fancy kitchen gadget!
How to roast garlic
If you’re not using the Roasted Garlic Flavor Kiolbassa then I would suggest swapping the regular garlic cloves in the recipe for roasted ones. Here’s a quick how to:
Cut the top off of a whole bulb of garlic, you should be able to see the tops of the cloves exposed
Drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Wrap tightly in aluminum foil or parchment paper
Bake at 400° F for 30 minutes
You can store the leftover roasted garlic in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To make them last longer pour olive oil over the cloves until they’re submerged. They’ll keep this way for up to a week. Try mashing them into butter for a steak, scrambling them into eggs, or mash them into a vinaigrette for a delicious salad dressing!
Can I use frozen spinach?
You can, but I wouldn’t. If that’s all you have on hand feel free to use it but I like how fresh spinach doesn’t get mushy like frozen spinach does. The block spinach is the mushiest but if you have whole leaf frozen spinach it should work just fine!
Troubleshooting: my sauce is watery
You probably didn’t simmer the sauce long enough for it to reduce. No worries though as we have a great hack that can fix this in 2.2 seconds! Simply whisk in some cream cheese to the sauce to thicken it up. Heck, maybe even do this anyways!
If you don’t have cream cheese on hand try turning up the stove up to a medium high heat to bring it to a simmer for a few more minutes.
What is the nutritional facts for this keto / low carb easy zucchini noodle recipe?
As always, you can find the full nutritional breakdown including the carb count (total carbs and net carbs) at the bottom of the recipe card. You can find the serving size / yield at the top of the recipe card. You should always double check your specific ingredients as different brand’s ingredients may have different values.
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