A super simple one-pot dinner that's low calorie, low carb, paleo, gluten-free and takes just 10 minutes to make. This will be your go-to week night dinner! Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
9 mins
total:
24 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turkey breast, green pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, ground black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until turkey is lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes.

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  • Stir marinara sauce and baby spinach into the turkey mixture; cook and stir until marinara sauce is warm through, about 3 minutes.

  • Stir zucchini noodles into the sauce with tongs; cook and stir until the zucchini is slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I use an organic, no salt added, low sugar marinara sauce.

To make the zucchini noodles, use a spiralizer or vegetable peeler.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 34.3g 69% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 84.8mg 28% DV; sodium 802.9mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2018
I only changed things up a little. I used a good organic marinara sauce. I added sauteed onion. A little more red pepper than called for and I sauteed the zoodles separately before adding them to the sauce. I added Parmesan cheese at the end when plated. The result, was amazing. We were not convinced as we were cooking it that it was going to be any good. Boy were we wrong!! This one is going on the rotation for sure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2018
It was good and simple but I think that it needed more layers of flavor. Next time I will add sauteed onion and more garlic. Keep peppers in strips instead of chopped. Sprinkle cheese when plated. I also found it to be a little soupy so I will sautee the Zoodles separately. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2018
I only changed things up a little. I used a good organic marinara sauce. I added sauteed onion. A little more red pepper than called for and I sauteed the zoodles separately before adding them to the sauce. I added Parmesan cheese at the end when plated. The result, was amazing. We were not convinced as we were cooking it that it was going to be any good. Boy were we wrong!! This one is going on the rotation for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/21/2018
It was good and simple but I think that it needed more layers of flavor. Next time I will add sauteed onion and more garlic. Keep peppers in strips instead of chopped. Sprinkle cheese when plated. I also found it to be a little soupy so I will sautee the Zoodles separately. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
As others have said, saute garlic and onion first, then brown the meat. I used Rao's marinara, which was excellent. While cooking, it didn't look like anything special. But holy smokes it was DELICIOUS!!! Everyone loved it. We'll make this regularly from now on. Super easy skillet meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2017
I used Harris Teeter brand marinara for my sauce base. This was a great meal but I wonder what can be done to keep the zoodles firm? Next time I think I'll soak up the extra moisture with a paper towel and keep them separate from the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2017
I received a spiraletti for Christmas and have since been looking for recipes where I could use this awesome tool. My fiancé and I are on a low carb diet and this recipe was right up our alley. great flavor... A few things we did differently...no spinach...as we didn't have it on hand but would love to try it with spinach next time. Also after reading another review we decided not to add the noodles to the sauce. Instead we served the noodles with each bowl so they remained crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2018
We used zucchini slices instead of strings and mushrooms instead of spinach but man it s great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
So delicious. My husband isn’t a zoo sled kind of person or anything close to pasta. He absolutely loved this recipe. I added a bit more spice and it was just perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
Absolutely delicious! Only thing I added was red onion. Will become a staple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2019
This is a fantastic recipe! Unfortunately, my husband does not do well with bell pepper so I skipped it. Did not turn out soupy at all. I will add sauted onion next time as I add onion to most recipes. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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