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.


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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; 13.7 g total fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 773 mg sodium. 595 mg potassium; 29.2 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 16.3 g protein; 1840 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 34 mcg folate; 123 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 72 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;