Cut down on prep time for this meal-prep zoodle recipe by using premade zucchini noodles from the produce section. Canned beans and precooked chicken sausage heat in about 5 minutes and add protein, while store-bought refrigerated pesto serves as a fast and flavorful topping. Source:, January 2019

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring often, until browned and heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Divide zucchini noodles among 4 single-serving containers with lids (about 2 cups per container). Top each with equal amounts of the sausage, beans, peppers and pesto.

  • To reheat, vent the lid and microwave on High until the sausage is steaming and the noodles are tender, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; total fat 13.7g 21% DV; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 32mg 11% DV; sodium 773mg 31% DV; potassium 595mg 17% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugar 3g; protein 16.3g 33% DV; exchange other carbs 2; vitamin a iu 1840IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 34mcg; calcium 123mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 72mg; thiamin 1mg.