Zoodles with Ground Turkey and Sauce

Zoodles with Ground Turkey and Sauce

As promised, here is our ZOODLES recipe video! We make our zoodles with ground turkey and sauce. You can grab the full recipe below, but if you’re curious, the turkey is an adaption of our “Baby Beef and Greens” recipe from the cookbook, and our sauce is our favorite “Basic Marinara Sauce,” also from our cookbook – we make this in bulk and stockpile it in small batches so we can quickly grab and defrost.

So, if you’re looking for a healthy, hearty family dinner idea, look no further than our ZOODLES with Ground Turkey and Sauce! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and ready in under 30 minutes, this toddler-friendly meal is just as satisfying for adults. Sorry, but we can’t promise you’ll have leftovers on this one! Buon appetito!

Zoodles with Ground Turkey and Sauce


  • 4 medium-size zucchini, ends removed
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package organic ground turkey (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups favorite sauce, such as our Basic Marinara Sauce (featured)

Spiralize your zucchinis using your preferred method. (We use our Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment. We also love our handheld spiralizer – this one is great for an arm workout!) Set aside.

Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the extra virgin olive oil. Once warm, add the onion. Saute for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds to prevent burning.

Add the ground turkey, break it up with the spoon, and cook until browned, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and vegetable broth, bring to a boil, and cook for another 5-7 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spiralized zucchini and cook for no longer than 5 minutes. Strain, place in a large bowl, and top with ground turkey and your favorite sauce (optional). Serve!

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About Alessandra Macaluso

Alessandra Macaluso is author of What a Good Eater! and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, host of the Real-Deal Brides Podcast, and blogger at AlessandraMacaluso.com. Alessandra’s work is featured in several anthologies, most recently But Did You Die? which is the fifth installment in a New York Times bestselling series. She has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and many other online publications. Her original screenplay “Polar Suburbia” placed as a semi-finalist in the Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is mom to two toddlers and a twenty-five pound Maine coon cat who believes he is a dog. She spends her time driving her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home. Learn more at AlessandraMacaluso.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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