Bruschetta Zoodles with Sausage is the perfect fresh and simple spring recipe. With only a few ingredients, this dish comes together in no time!

Bruschetta Zoodles with Sausage is the perfect fresh and simple spring recipe. With only a few ingredients, this dish comes together in no time! | Burpees for Breakfast

Fresh & Simple Sausage Bruschetta Zoodles

So, it’s Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

Bruschetta Zoodles! Ya’ll this recipe! Kat over at Katalyst Health left me a comment a few weeks ago to share some spiralized recipes and because I love spiralizing things, here we go. This month, you get 4 tasty spiralized recipes!

I started to enjoy cooking when I was in high school. My speciality was fajitas. So simple, but oh so good. I branched out and took on chicken parmesan – way before my gluten and dairy free days. Along with the chicken parm, I loved making bruschetta. Or, if you watch Giada, brusskketta, in her ‘Italian accent’.

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All it took was a container of cherry tomatoes, handfuls of julienned basil, minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt. Pile high on a piece of grilled, salted bread and I was in heaven. My mouth is watering! We ended up making bruschetta for as many pasta dishes as possible, once we all discovered how much we loved it.

It’s been a while since I made a batch, but when I was at Trader Joe’s a couple weeks ago, I got an idea for a twist on this tasty topping. Take the flavors of bruschetta, add a protein, some zoodles, artichokes (which I found out The Hubs likes. Totally random) and sun-dried tomatoes.

This Sausage Bruschetta Zoodle dish was born.

This recipe is so simple. Just a few ingredients that are bursting with flavor. Not that it’s been any kind of warm in Indiana lately, but if you happen to be somewhere warm, enjoy this dish on a patio with sipping a little wine or mixed drink.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage (I used Trader Joe’s Brand)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 TBSP miced garlic
  • 1 can artichokes in water (save water)
  • 2 – 3 zoodles, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • basil
  • salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add chicken sausage to pan over medium heat, breaking into pieces and cook through, until no longer pink. (The sausage I used was in casing, so you might need to remove it, depending on the brand.) Set aside.
  2. While meat is cooking, slice onion and cut artichokes into quarters. Once the meat is removed from pan, add 1 – 2 tsp olive oil, along with the onion and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes, or until onion is soft. Then add artichokes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. While the onion and artichoke are cooking, if not done already, spiralize zoodles and chop tomato & basil.
  4. Let artichokes cook 1 – 2 minutes, then add zoodles to pan, along with 1/4 – 1/2 cup of the artichoke water. You want to have enough liquid to steam the zoodles and create a very light sauce.
  5. Once zoodles have softened, add the chicken sausage to the pan. Salt and pepper to taste. Also add extra artichoke water, if desired.
  6. Remove pan from heat, top with chopped tomato and basil!

PIN FOR LATER!

Bruschetta Zoodles with Sausage is the perfect fresh and simple spring recipe. With only a few ingredients, this dish comes together in no time! | Burpees for Breakfast

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So, I did things a little different with food prep this week. Lately, I’ve just been shopping and getting things that we normally eat. I didn’t really have a menu planned or anything. This week, however, I planned dinners, then loosely planned lunches and breakfasts. I must say, it’s made the week so much better. The Hubs is (usually) well fed, he’s eating real food, we are trying new recipes and I’m feeling much better – energy and gut wise. Plus, we haven’t spent a ton on groceries either! #winwin

So, tell me:

Are you a fan of zoodles?
What is your favorite zoodle recipe?
Can I actually make a desk?!!

XOXO,
Jen

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