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Sausage and Peppers with Zucchini Noodles

A quick and easy meal the whole family will love!

Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian, Sausage, Zoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 343 kcal
Author Holly Sander

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb spicy Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 lb sweet Italian chicken sausage
  • 3 Peppers (red, orange and yellow), chopped into 1-inch x 2-inch strips
  • 2 medium onions, rough chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed and rough chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 5 small zucchinis, zoodled (or 4 medium-sized zucchinis)
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (I used Ragu Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic for this recipe.)
  • 10 leaves fresh basil cut into long thin strips (reserve some for garnish)
  • 4 ounces of each of these cheeses, shredded: Mozzarella, Parmesan and Asiago

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook sausage in olive oil for 10-12 minutes over medium-high heat (turning over once) and set aside.
  3. Cook peppers and onions in the same pan for 8 minutes.  Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook for 4 more minutes.

  4. While the vegetables are cooking, zoodle your zucchini. Then cut the strands into ~8 inch pieces (this does not have to be precise, but cutting the zoodles now will make it easier to serve).
  5. Stir the Ragu Homestyle Sauce into the pan with the peppers and onions. Slice the sausage into 1/2-inch pieces and add to the pan as well.

  6. Fold zucchini noodles and basil into the mixture and allow to cook for 4 minutes on medium-low. Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish, and top with cheese.
  7. Bake on 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted.  Garnish with reserved fresh basil and serve.

Recipe Notes

To shorten your prep time even more... Purchase frozen, bagged, cut up peppers and onions. They are still healthy and help to get this all-in-one meal on the table even quicker