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Butternut Squash Zoodles with Spicy Turkey Sausage
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories per serving: 313 kcal
  • 5 links Jennie-O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 lb cubed butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 small to medium zucchini  spiralized into noodles
  • 3 cups  roughly chopped baby spinach
  • 6-8 leaves sage
  • 3 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 1/2 tbsp Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread with Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. Add butternut squash to large pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 12-15 minutes or until squash is soft.  Drain water and blend squash in a blender until smooth.  Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat until oil is shimmery.  Add sage leaves and fry for about 1 minute, then remove to a paper towel while leaves are still green.  Slice sage leaves into thin slices and set aside.
  3. Soak up most of the olive oil with a paper towel and discard.  Add buttery spread and swirl around pan until it is melted.  Add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Remove sausage from casings and crumble into pan, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.  Continue cooking and breaking apart sausage until it is mostly cooked through.  Drain excess liquid.
  5. Add butternut squash, baby spinach, sliced sage leaves and Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  6. Microwave zucchini noodles for 1 1/2 minutes, then add to a large bowl.   Add squash and sausage mixture on top of the zucchini noodles, then garnish with remaining sage leaves and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Recipe Notes

You can cut down on some of the fat and sodium in this recipe by replacing 2 of the sausage links with 1/2 lb of extra lean ground turkey.

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Zoodles with Spicy Turkey Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1210mg53%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.