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Zoodles Delight! (Zucchini Noodles)

My Zoodle Delight...with Turkey Brats

Zoodles are all the rage in the healthy cooking world and a few months ago my mother-in-law borrowed me her spiralizer to try out. I spent an entire week testing it out. I spiralized zucchini, sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes & squash. This kitchen gadget has so many uses and offers a great alternative to noodles. Not to mention it adds pizazz to a meal and looks darn pretty.

Spiralizer by Palermo

I ended up purchasing the “Spiralizer by Palermo.” But I’m sure they all work the same and have the same results. I like to wrap the giant pile of zoodles with paper towel to squeeze out the extra moisture. If you don’t, they will get weepy and runny when you sauté them in the pan.

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Tonight I pan grilled up some Turkey Brats from a local butcher named Karl’s Country Market. I only need two for this recipe, but we saved the rest for tomorrow’s dinner. It’s Wisconsin after all and we love our brats! In the past, I’ve used Trader Joe’s Sweet Italian sausages with this recipe. I wish I could say I have the ability to make homemade marinara sauce, but I have not ventured down that road just yet! I highly recommend Trader Joe’s Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce, which is what I used tonight.


Zoodles Marinara & Turkey Bratwursts


  • Servings: 2 - Smart Points: 9 per serving
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil. divided
  • 4 minced garlic cloves, divided
  • 2 Turkey Bratwurst (or 4 TJs Italian sausages)
  • 1 Cup Marinara Sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese


Use a spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles. Cut the strips into 6 to 8-inch strips.

In a grilling pan, cook the turkey bratwursts 7-8 minutes a side. Cut into 1 inch pieces when complete.

In a sauce pan, heat the marinara sauce on low.

In a large nonstick pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add zucchini noodles and season with pepper. Toss around to blend the flavors. Saute about 7 minutes  stirring often. Set aside.

Combine and serve immediately with grated parmesan to top.

His and Hers!

The version to the left is my husband’s. He opted for an extra brat and a little extra marinara sauce. His was paired with a Fixed Gear beer and mine was paired with a glass of red wine. Both were delish!

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