Vegetable Ribbons With Turkey Sausage

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I made this tonight for dinner, and I feel refreshed. All the comfort without all the guilt. The broth really makes it, I bet even non-veggie eaters will love it! Garnish with a little Romano or Asiago cheese... yum! And it's so quick, I got home with groceries at 5:30 and I was eating in my sweats by 6!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. With a vegetable peeler, strip the zucchini and carrots into pasta-like ribbons, set aside.
  2. Bring the stock to a low boil and add the kosher salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and cayenne. Add the sausage and poach for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the sausage and place it under a broiler to brown, about 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add zucchini and carrots to the broth. Once everything is cooked, add the spinach and cook one more minute. Drain and toss the veggies in butter. Place in a bowl and top with sausage slices.
  5. Reserve the broth for further use, it is tasty! Or, leave the broth in for a soup.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe is great! I made mine with zucchini, yellow squash and carrots. I also used a roasted red pepper chicken sausage. It was delish! My 3 year old son ate it with no problem, even my DH who very much dislikes veggies cleaned his plate. Thanks for posting!

5 5

This was very good, and really quick to put together! I used 4 cups of water and 3 chicken bullion cubes to make the broth, so I only added half the salt. I couldn't find Italian-style turkey sausage, so I got a 14 oz. package of smoked turkey sausage. Also, I buy huge honkin' containers of baby spinach at Costco (I love spinach) so I just grabbed a big handful and threw it into the pot. I even forgot the butter at the end, but we didn't even miss it! You're right, the broth is excellent - albeit, a bit spicy - and I had mine more soupy while my husband had his more veggie-y. :) We topped our servings with a sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese and also had French bread on the side. My husband said, "yeah, dinner was pretty good!" so I could totally make this again without complaint. Thanks for another great recipe! Made for Spring PAC 2011.