Sausage and Broccoli Pasta and Zoodles

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I think something is going on.   For the last 6 months I haven’t made a single pasta dish that just used pasta.  I’ve turned at least half of the pasta into vegetable noodles!   I never thought I’d see the day when I would give up my pasta but it’s slowly beginning to happen.

This easy Pasta and Zoodles with Sausage and Broccoli is a delicious and easy weeknight meal.

Oh don’t get me wrong.  I will never give up pasta all together.  I’ve just been making my pasta dishes with half pasta and half vegetables noodles.  It’s amazing that I can cut the calories and carbs in half by doing this and I barely notice a difference!   You can surely make this dish with just pasta or just vegetable noodles but I really like the combination of them both.

Love this easy Skillet Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli

This is a great weeknight recipe because it has under 10 ingredients and is ready in under 30 minutes.   That is my weeknight goal.  It only happens 2-3 nights a week but it really helps out when dishes are easy.

Make your pasta a little healthier with zoodles and add some flavor with Broccoli and Sausage!

This dish simply combines the pasta, zoodles, broccoli, and sausage.   Add in a little salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese and it’s finished.   How easy is that?   If you want to get a little wild and crazy you could certainly add in a few handfuls of mushrooms or even a few red pepper flakes.  Go ahead, make it your own!

Looking for a quick and flavorful dinner idea? Try this Pasta and Zoodles with Sausage and Broccoli!

The zoodles and pasta really soak up the flavors of the dish.  I thought it would be really bland because there isn’t much in it so I was surprised when it packed a lot of flavor.

This easy Pasta and Zoodles with Sausage and Broccoli is a delicious and easy weeknight meal.

Sausage and Broccoli Pasta and Zoodles

Yield: serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A quick and easy weeknight meal that combines the nutrition of broccoli and zucchini with spicy chorizo sausage and pasta!


  • 4 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 zucchini, cut into zoodles
  • 8 oz. chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add in the pasta and cook according to package directions.
  2. Drain, reserving 2/3 cups of pasta water, and return pasta to the pan over medium heat. Add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and zoodles and toss for 2-3 minutes or until zoodles are cooked. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, add the chorizo to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the sausage and flipping occasionally. Add remaining oil and broccoli to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the broccoli is tender crisp.
  4. Stir in the black pepper, salt, lemon juice and reserved pasta water. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the pasta and zoodles to the skillet and toss to combine with the sauce, broccoli, and sausage.
  6. Serve and sprinkle with cheese.


Recipe adapted from Cooking Light January 2016.

Need a quick dinner idea the whole family will enjoy? Try this Pasta and Zoodles with Broccoli and Sausage!

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