Turkey Zoodle Pomodoro

Turkey zoodle pomodoro

Zucchini noodles, or zoodles, are a popular trend in healthy cooking and a great way to add more vegetables to your menu. Dietitian and bariatric coordinator Shauna Mugavero, RD, LDN, shared this delicious low-salt, high-fiber recipe with guests at a community event at our Lebanon location, to rave reviews. Thank you Shauna! 


  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 5.5 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1-28 oz. can low sodium crushed tomatoes
  • 1 orange pepper, chopped
  • ¼ c fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 2 teaspoons divided
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Salt as desired


  1. Prepare vegetables: spiralize zucchini, chop peppers, dice onion, chop garlic and basil.
  2. In large sauce pan, heat olive oil on med high heat. Add garlic, peppers, onion and sauté 4-5 min or until onion softens and becomes translucent.
  3. Lower heat to med and add ground turkey. Cook until brown. Drain fat from pan.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano, pepper and spinach. Simmer 15-20 min.
  5. In another medium nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add in zucchini and sauté 5 min.
  6. Serve zoodles in bowl, topped with sauce. Top with fresh grated parmesan as desired.

Makes 4 servings. (one zucchini plus ½ c sauce)

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 175 calories; 20g carbohydrate; 6g fat; 13g protein; 90mg sodium

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