Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Chicken Sausage & Pesto

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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 containers


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 6 ounces cooked Italian chicken sausage links (about 2), sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound zucchini noodles

  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed

  • 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed and sliced

  • ½ cup refrigerated pesto


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

327 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 container
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 1840IU 37%
Vitamin C 7mg 7%
Folate 34mcg 9%
Sodium 773mg 34%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 72mg 17%
Potassium 595mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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