Enjoy pasta again with these summer squash zoodles with chicken sausage alfredo sauce! They’re an easy and delicious grain-free dinner!
I just love it when my mail is tasty.
The other day I received a cooler in the mail full of delicious chicken sausage from First Fresh and my mind immediately filled with dreams of delicious recipes to make with it! Of course it would go well for breakfast with eggs from my backyard chickens. And it would be wonderful in a soup, or jambalaya. But my taste buds settled on pairing the chicken sausage with a creamy alfredo sauce.
While I could eat alfredo sauce on just about anything, of course it goes best with pasta.
Though my blog might not always reflect it, I don’t eat that much grain. I find that eating too much of anything other than sourdough gives me stomach issues and also seems to lower my immune system. So I tend to try and make things grain-free, if possible. Which is a tad hard when you’ve got a hankering for pasta…
Oodles of zoodles.
The good thing about summer is – yep – summer squash. Everyone’s garden seems to be literally overflowing with them. Except mine, of course… Me and my incurable brown thumb. So I get my zucchini and courgettes from friends.
Now, I love zucchini in multiple ways, raw, grilled, fried, scalloped with cheese, in cakes, in smoothies… Yeah, I’m a big fan of the stuff! And one of my favorite ways to use zucchini is making zoodles. 🙂 If you’ve never had zoodles, you are missing out, my friend! Not only are they a healthy and delicious grain-free pasta option, they are also stinkin’ fun to make!
So with my chicken sausage, and my alfredo sauce, I threw in some zoodles!
Chicken to the rescue!
Another thing you might not know about me, I don’t usually eat pork. In fact, pork usually makes me sick – even the organic kind. 🙁 So I usually limit my intake to the every-now-and-again bacon recipe (like these uh-mazing cookies), or some grain-free tacos on a rare occasion. Sausage doesn’t usually make the list. So imagine my delight when First Fresh sent me not one, but three different kinds of delicious chicken sausage!
And their chicken sausage isn’t only 100% gluten-free, it’s also free of MSG and nitrates! Triple win. 🙂
I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the sausage, my family went crazy over it, as well! I practically had to guard it while I prepared this dish! Yeah… being a food blogger mom can be tough with five little scavengers hanging around!
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Summer Squash Zoodles with Chicken Sausage Alfredo Sauce
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and sugar.
- 6 summer squash (zucchini, crookneck, courgette)
- 1 pound chicken sausage
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour or starch (I used arrowroot powder)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Wash squash and zoodle-ify using a spiralizer (here’s the one I use). Sprinkle with salt, and set aside.
Cook up the sausage, then slice up. Set aside.
While sausage is cooking, melt butter in medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat. When butter is melted, add in garlic and saute for a minute or two, until fragrant. Stir in gf flour or starch and whisk until a paste is formed.
Add milk and whisk until thickened.
Stir in the salt, pepper, onion powder, and cheese.
When the cheese is melted, stir in the cooked sausage. Turn the heat down to low and prepare the zoodles.
Take the spiralized squash and fry lightly in butter or oil for 3-4 minutes. Place in a colander and let drain for a few minutes.
Serve warm sauce over zoodles.
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Raia! This chicken sausage alfredo recipe looks absolutely delicious!! If I hadn’t just eaten dinner, I’d be heading into the kitchen to try my best to recreate this dish! Is it okay to have a 2nd dinner tonight!?? I also agree that zoodles make the most wonderful noodles!
Haha! My kids sure seem to think second dinners are ok! 😉 Thanks so much, Andrea!
I love my spiralizer too. Your dish is rich but balanced with the veggie noodles.
Thank you, Peter! 🙂
What a great recipe. I love your homemade sauce and that you used zoodles instead of pasta.
Thanks, Christie! 🙂
We love zoodles when we want a light dish, but I love how you have made them more comforting with the sausage too.
Thanks, Dannii! They’re great for when you crave pasta, but don’t want to be bogged down with all the carbs. 😉
I’ve not gotten “on board” with the zoodle craze, but I’d love zucchini! I’m also a fan of healthy chicken sausages, so this looks like a winner!
I’m sure the sausage and sauce would be just as tasty over sautéed zucchini, Tamara! 🙂
I have yet to make anything with my spiralizer. Just to lazy to give it a try. This would be a good recipe to start with . YUM
I understand! 😉 It’s really not hard at all, and so much fun! I hope you give it a try! 🙂
Looks just delicious, love those zoodles! Stopping by from the Sunday round-up to say hi! Have a great week!!
Thank you so much for stopping by, Debra! 🙂
That looks so good! I keep wanting to try more things with Zoodles, but so far I’ve only used them once.
I think zoodles are pretty tasty and fun. And of course alfredo sauce is always a winner! 😉
What a great way to lighten it up with some lovely summer squash!
😉 Thanks, Rebecca!
I’ll eat just about anything with Alfredo sauce on it – even zoodles! (just kidding, I like zucchini). Thanks for linking up with us on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays.
Haha! I’m an alfredo sauce lover, too, Audrey. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
This looks amazing. One of my husband’s favorites is chicken sausage so this is a must make!
Thanks, Elle! I hope you both enjoy it! 🙂
I want a spiralizer so bad!!
Do it… 😉 They’re so much fun!
I like this recipe and am going to try it. I love making Zoodles but I have never tried them with a sauce like this. Sounds very tasty and inviting. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thank you, Marla! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
These sound Fabulous!!! I have a lot of squash in my garden right now, so looking forward to trying this recipe, Pinned 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up!!
I hope you enjoy it, Angela! Thanks so much for pinning! 🙂
We would just love this recipe and we could use our garden squash. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
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I hope you get a chance to enjoy it, Helen! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Zoodle fans rejoice! This looks so yummy! We’re so glad you shared this healthy and delicious Summer Squash Zoodles with Chicken Sausage Alfredo Sauce recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!
Haha! They’re great, aren’t they? 🙂 Thanks so much for pinning and sharing, Deborah!
My friend has just given me a spirazlier and I still haven’t tried it. Sausage pasta always goes down well in our house so I need to gove this a go.
I hope you enjoy it, Emma! Spiralizing veggies is so fun. 😉
This looks so delicious and healthy!
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Thank you so much! 🙂
I love zoodles. But I never tried summer squash. Now I definitely must give it a try. This looks absolutely delicious. And I bet my family will love it too.
They make a delicious zoodle! I hope you enjoy them, Natalie!
Did you mention Sausage? I love sausage and the great thing is the balance of this recipe between the Alfredo Sauce, Sausage and zoodles! Tasty yet free of high carbs. Can’t wait to make this.
Yes, sausage! Haha. I hope you enjoy it, Heidy!
Summer squash is seriously my favorite, and I love the way you used it here.
This quickly became a new favorite meal in our house!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Toni!