Zoodles are the perfect Paleo noodle as they are naturally gluten-free and made from the same nourishing vegetable that we all know and love – zucchini. Zucchini noodles top the mock-pasta list, though a large variety of vegetables can be spiralized into fun shapes for both pasta-inspired dishes and salads. Some of our favorite vegetables to spiralize are butternut squash, celeriac, beets, carrots, black radishes, turnips, and kohlrabi – not in any particular order or preference.
If you don’t own a true spiralizer, you may already have the tools in your kitchen needed to make these zoodles happen. A vegetable peeler and a steady hand works wonders with zucchini, though a small investment in a julienne peeler will outlive many abundant seasons of zucchini. A standard box grater will give you fairly long, thin shreds of zucchini, while using a knife will produce a somewhat rustic result – the flavor is always there, though the presentation may be different every time. In the case of zucchini noodles, be sure to use the firmest outside flesh and set the inner seeded core aside for a later vegetable or chicken bone stock.
It goes without saying that the choice of Paleo sausages is up to your discretion. Pork is a common sausage found in most stores, though as your cooking skills grow and your Paleo enthusiasm peaks, you may want to branch out and discover the benefits of eating (and thoroughly enjoying!) bison, beef or turkey sausages too.
Zucchini Noodles With Sausage Recipe
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 4 pork sausages, sliced
- 4 zucchinis, spiralized
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook the sausages until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic, cook for another 2 minutes.
- Pour in the coconut milk and chicken stock, stir well for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
- Add in the zucchini noodles and cook until the zucchini is nice and soft; about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Season to taste and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.