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Garlic Lemon Zucchini Noodles with Kale and Chicken Sausage

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 3 c chopped kale
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4-5 Italian Chicken sausage links sliced into 1/2 inch pieces (could use vegetarian sausages as well)
  • 1/4 c shredded Parmesan optional
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2-3 T Olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Using your spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini into noodles.
  • Over medium high heat, cook the sausages in 1 T olive oil until cooked through, remove from pan and set aside.
  • Heat another drizzle of olive oil in skillet. Cook onion and garlic until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add kale and sauté until wilted. Add in zucchini noodles and toss to combine with kale until heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add sausage back in along with parmesan, red pepper, lemon zest and sea salt and pepper to taste. Toss to mix through. Add another tablespoon of olive oil if desired.
  • Garnish with extra parmesan if desired.


Sometimes I find that zucchini noodles get a bit water logged. I lay them over paper towels, add a bit of salt and try to absorb some of the water. Making sure not to overcook them helps as well!