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This recipe is fantastic! I really didn't miss the pasta at all... really!! Since I don't eat meat I added a small handful of TVP (textured vegetable protein) to the tomatoes as they simmered and half of a vegetarian beef flavored bouillon cube. I knew the sausage would add lots of flavor so wanted to substitute it somehow. The long strips of zucchini did remind me of spagetti, and the sauce was perfect. I thought I'd be missing the onion in it but didn't at all. Oh, I also added a bit of crushed red pepper and used dried basil. Sorry about all the substitutions leeannr, but I must say that this is a delicious, easy and healthy meal. I really love it and will be making it often.
My family really liked this one. I just used shredded pasta though. Just before it was all heated through I added some more so there was a different texture to it. Also all I had on hand was pork sausage but it tasted just fine.
I made this for the first time tonight and loved it! My boyfriend said he preferred the zucchini over pasta - hands down! Delicious!
I had extra zucchini to use up that my father-inlaw had brought us from his vegetable garden. This was truly delicious. I loved the turkey sausage in it. I also used fresh tomatoes instead of canned and added the zucchini to the same pan as the tomatoes rather than cooking it separately. I let it simmer while I cooked the sausage and it turned out perfectly. A new favorite in our house! Thank you!
my soulmate hates zucchini, but she actually ate every strand of it and that is HUGE! i substituted 1/2 tube of gimme lean soy sausage and added extra garlic and oregano and some crushed red pepper to give it just a littl heat -- the only complaint i got was that it needed more sausage, so next time i will add the whole tube or make sure she gets most of it :)
Excellent recipe! I, like MelinOhio, also used a Julienne peeler for the zucchini. It worked out perfect! Will definitely be making this often!
Delicious. Ok, so it's not pasta, but it is a healthy, veggie-filled dinner that my husband and I heartily enjoyed. We added green onion and mushrooms in place of the sausage, but other than that stuck to the recipe. Will be making this again.
Made as directed using my Julienne Peeler. My husband is gone for the weekend and I treated myself to this wonderful dish. Thank you for a great recipe.
Mmmm this was absolutely delicious! It was extremely simple to make and reminds me of a dish I used to get a restaurant. I definitely did not miss the pasta at all, I actually think it has a lot more flavour and better texture than pasta does. Thanks for sharing this recipe I am sure to make this a lot.
Excellent, excellent. I used some gourmet turkey-chicken-mozzarella-artichoke sausages, and I used one very large garden-fresh tomato instead of the canned. I sauteed the sliced sausage with the garlic, then added tomatoes, then I just cooked the zucchini in the sauce. This was excellent; DH & I both enjoyed its hearty flavor. We'll have this often!