facebook pixel Recipe: Zoodles with Meat Sauce
Site Search
< Blog Home < Nutrition and Diet

Recipe: Zoodles with Meat Sauce

If you’re looking for a low-carb but filling dinner, we found it! Enjoy this healthy take on a classic Italian dish.

Zucchini noodles with meat sauce, healthy alternatives to pasta


Prep time: 30 minutes

Serves 4


3 to 4 medium zucchini

1 lb. ground turkey

24 oz. jar marinara sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ tsp Italian seasoning

½ tsp. oregano

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes  

1. In a large skillet, brown the ground turkey.

2. While meat is cooking, make zucchini noodles using a vegetable spiralizer.

3. Spread the zucchini noodles on a paper towel to absorb extra moisture.

4. Add marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, oregano, and red pepper flakes to the ground turkey; let simmer over low to medium heat.

5. Sautee zucchini noodles in a pan with olive oil until preferred softness. Remove from the pan and place them in a strainer to drain any extra moisture.

6. Place the zoodles on a plate and top with meat sauce.  

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 416; Carbohydrates: 21 grams; Fat: 21 grams; Protein: 37 grams; Sodium: 682 mg; Sugar: 14 grams  

Related: Squash Your Doubts with These Nutrient-dense Fall Veggies


SelectHealth may link to other websites for your convenience. SelectHealth does not expressly or implicitly recommend or endorse the views, opinions, specific services, or products referenced at other websites linked to the SelectHealth site, unless explicitly stated.

The content presented here is for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and it should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Reference: “Healthy Recipes: Zoodles with a Healthy Turkey Meat Sauce.” Classy Clutter.” Web. 8 Feb. 2018.   Related: Squash Your Doubts with These Nutrient-dense Fall Veggies

You May Also Like...

Healthcare and Insurance Basics

Why Kids Need the Measles Vaccine

For parents: Here’s what you should know about the measles vaccine.

Healthy Living

Creative Ways for Kids to Be Active

Who says exercise is boring? Here are some fun and clever ways to get your kids moving.

In the Community

How to Cope with Wildfire Smoke

Because fires are still burning in the western part of the country, it’s important to know what to do to protect you and your family.


Why Transparency is Essential to Help Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

Explaining why prescription drugs cost so much is complicated. But here’s what we’re doing to advocate for more transparency in the pharmacy industry.

Related Articles

Related Articles

Nutrition and Diet

Health Hero Spotlight on Kelly Meads

Nutrition and Diet

Clean Eating Apple Pie Oatmeal

If you’re trying to eat clean, this oatmeal, made with cinnamon, walnuts, and apples, is a good source of omega 3s and vitamin E, which help to fight inflammation and are good for heart health.

Nutrition and Diet

Whole-wheat Banana Pancakes

These banana pancakes are a quick and healthy breakfast solution, and bonus: They’re a great source of fiber, providing roughly 20% of your daily recommended value.

Nutrition and Diet

Low Fat Buttermilk Whole Wheat Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Here's an easy and healthy stick-to-your-ribs breakfast for the entire family. Make this on Sunday mornings or for any special breakfast occasion during the fall and winter.

Post Author

Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.