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.

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source:, January 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


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; protein 16.3g 33% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 13.7g 21% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 31.5mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 1840.1IU 37% DV; vitamin c 6.6mg 11% DV; folate 34.3mcg 9% DV; calcium 122.8mg 12% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 71.9mg 26% DV; potassium 594.9mg 17% DV; sodium 772.8mg 31% DV; thiamin 0.6mg 60% DV.