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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Noodles with Turkey Sausage Bolognese

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Noodles with Turkey Sausage Bolognese is a dish so hearty and satisfying, you won't miss the pasta!

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For the turkey sausage bolognese:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms washed and sliced
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. mild Italian turkey sausage
  • 56 ounces crushed San Marzano tomatoes 2 large cans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ tablespoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the squash noodles:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini stem and bottom removed
  • 2 small yellow squash stem and bottom removed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan for serving


Prepare the bolognese:

  • In a large skillet or dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms have softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute 8 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds more. Add the turkey sausage to pan and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook about 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, sugar, basil, parsley, oregano, mushrooms, and salt and pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes. Check the seasoning, and add more salt if necessary. You will only need half of the sauce for this recipe.

Prepare the noodles:

  • Spiralize the noodles according to your spiralizer instructions. Break up the noodles into about 5" lengths. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the squash noodles, salt and pepper, to taste, and saute 3-5 minutes, or al dente. Do not overcook.
  • Place the noodles in a large bowl and toss with about half of the bolognese. The remaining sauce may be frozen for future use. Serve with grated parmesan and enjoy!


Calories: 416kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 945mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 13g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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