Basil Chicken Sausage & Zucchini Spaghetti

Every now and then something new comes along that inspires and delights me so much I'm motivated to make a new recipe.

This week while shopping at the local farmer's market, I met up with a new variety of zucchini appropriately named the "8 Ball". These little guys were so stupid cute that I had to buy a bunch of them- and I KNEW they would be just perfect for spiraling.

Because of their shape and size, these little zukes have little to no seeds and make for a GREAT noodle. When combined with spicy tomato basil chicken sausage and tomato sauce, this makes for a hearty one-dish Lean and Green meal that takes just minutes to prepare.

Super easy, quick and delicious this low carb meal is great as a Lean and Green Recipe, an HCG recipe or keto recipe.

Basil Chicken Sausage & Zucchini Spaghetti

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 4 Serving 


  • 4 C spiraled zucchini

  • 1 1/2 pounds (24 oz) lean chicken sausage (you can also use turkey sausage or beef sausage- just pay attention to portion sizes for different meats)

  • 1 Tablespoons Stacey Hawkins Tuscan Fantasy Seasoning (or bell pepper, black pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, salt )

  • 2 C tomato sauce- no sugar added

  • 8 T fresh grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Cut the sausage into 1/2" chunks.

  2. Place a large frying pan (at least 1 1/2" deep) over medium high heat.

  3. Add the chicken to the frying pan and cook for 7-8 minutes until sausage is slightly browned, stirring occasionally.

  4. Pour the tomato sauce & Tuscan Fantasy into the pan and stir to coat the chicken. Turn up the heat to high and bring the sauce to a boil. (about 3 more minutes)

  5. Add the zucchini noodles to the pan and using a pair of tongs, toss the noodles in the sauce and cook for just 1-2 minutes until noodles are soft and chicken is thoroughly cooked.

  6. Place 4 equal portions on plates and sprinkle each plate with 2 T Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

    Serving Size is 1/4 of this recipe. Serves 4 people.  Nutrition facts below are using basil & chicken sausage.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

1 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

3 - Green

1 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

4 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.