Zucchini Noodles with Sausage and Kale - an easy gluten free dinner recipe
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Zucchini Noodles with Sausage and Kale

Gluten free and low carb, this pasta recipe is made with zucchini zoodles (noodles), sweet Italian sausage and hearty kale. A healthy and delicious meal.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, zucchini dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 316kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 3 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 links sweet Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 4 cup kale chopped
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chili flakes and minced basil optional garnish


  • Using your favorite vegetable spiralizer, turn your zucchini into noodles; set aside.
    Spiralizing zucchini noodles
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Remove sausage from casings and heat in the pan using a wooden spoon to break down meat into bite-sized pieces. Cook until cooked through and golden brown, about 7-9 minutes. 
  • Add kale to the pan and sauté until it starts to wilt and turn bright green, about 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Toss in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and zucchini noodles to the pan and saute until zucchini is just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Right before removing from the heat, stir in the parmesan cheese and toss until melted. Check for seasoning then add salt or pepper to taste. Garnish with chili flakes and basil if you wish to serve.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 24.4g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 863mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 2g