Rating: 5 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0

This dish is hearty and satisfying for both the health-conscious and zoodle-skeptical. My husband said it looked 'gourmet' and that the taste was 'restaurant-quality'. I prepped the ingredients ahead of time and threw it together at dinner time. This photo could have been better - I didn't think to take one until my husband self-served his second helping!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins
20 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer sausage to a bowl.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet; cook and stir mushrooms and onion until onions are softened and mushrooms are softened yet still firm, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and asparagus; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Season mixture with salt and pepper.

  • Move vegetables to the edge of the skillet and add half-and-half, flour, and butter; cook and stir until a thick and smooth sauce forms, 5 to 7 minutes. Add sausage to the skillet and stir vegetables into sauce.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fettuccine in the boiling water until tender yet firm to the bite, 1 to 3 minutes; drain.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add zucchini noodles (zoodles) and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix fettuccine into zoodle mixture.

  • Divide zoodle-fettuccine mixture among serving plates and top with sausage mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over each.

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; protein 30.3g; carbohydrates 53.7g; fat 29.3g; cholesterol 138.9mg; sodium 1381.7mg. Full Nutrition