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Zoodles w Sausage, Favas and a Duo of Ricottas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Take zucchini noodles over the top with this simple to make one pan supper. The bright springy flavor combo of lemon-mint-chili never fails … and it only improves when paired with tender favas, savory sausage, and a decadent double-dose of ricotta!
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 490 kcal
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 lb Italian sausage casing removed
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes plus additional for garnish
  • ¼ cup sweet vermouth
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 TB lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 cups zucchini noodles ~4 small zucchini
  • 2 cups cooked de-shelled fava beans
  • 1/2 cup torn mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta
  • 1/2 cup crumbled ricotta salata
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sausage and cook, breaking sausage up with a wooden spoon, for 7-10 minutes or until browned. 

  2. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add vermouth and cook until nearly evaporated, scraping up brown bits. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and zest, zucchini noodles, and favas and cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing with tongs, until zoodles are tender. 

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with mint leaves, both ricottas, and optional additional red pepper flakes for punch.

Recipe Notes

Slash prep with pre-packaged zoodles from your market (they’re becoming widely available!) Frozen favas are another lifesaver if you can’t find fresh at the market. Just cook for 1-2 minutes in hot water and remove the outer skins.

Nutrition Facts
Zoodles w Sausage, Favas and a Duo of Ricottas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 654mg 27%
Potassium 1265mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 20.1%
Vitamin C 76.6%
Calcium 18.5%
Iron 18.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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