When I got married last fall, one of the wedding gifts we received was a spiralizer. I know this sounds dramatic, but this gift really has changed my life, even if it is in a (very) small way. I normally love pasta dishes, and since getting the spiralizer, I’ve pretty seamlessly replaced almost all the pasta in my life with zoodles (zucchini noodles).
Zoodles are SO good, and they are especially good when smothered in sauce. I don’t know what it is about plain tomato sauce, but I’m just not a huge fan. However, add any kind of cream to it, and I’m in. I’ve had coconut cream around my house lately, because my husband and I have been making a lot of curry sauces. There is something about the coconut / tomato combo that is so so so good. Add veggies and some spice to it, and you’ve got a killer sauce.
This particular Tomato Coconut Cream sauce is so yummy and so easy. I used a jar of Trader Joe’s Marinara sauce in lieu of making my own because I’m lazy, and because it was still just as good. Don’t let the “cream” part of this sauce fool you, it is still pretty healthy and low calorie (~100 calories for the whole sauce).
I made this version of the sauce with Turkey Sausage, but you can use whatever kind of sausage you prefer (I think next time, I’m going to go with chorizo to mix it up).
You really can’t beat this meal. It tastes decadent, but is super healthy and low calorie. It’s a win-win.
Sausage Zoodles with Tomato Coconut Cream Sauce
- 2 medium zucchinis
- 1/2 c onion, chopped (about 1/4 onion)
- 1/4 c pepper, chopped
- 1/4 c spinach, chopped
- 1/4 lb sausage, diced
- 1/2 c tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tbsp basil, chopped
- 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1) Spiralize the zucchinis and chop all of your vegetables.
- 2) Add the onion and pepper to a medium sized frying pan and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes until onions begin to appear translucent.
- 3) Add the sausage and continue to cook over medium heat until the sausage has thoroughly cooked (if you're using pre-cooked sausage, just brown the sausage a bit).
- Add the spinach, basil, tomato sauce and coconut cream.
- Mix until combined, and bring to a boil.
- Turn the heat down, and allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes to let it thicken.
- Take off the heat, and add the zoodles.
- Coat the zoodles with the sauce.
- Sprinkle the green onions and parmesean on top and serve!