Baked Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Ricotta


Baked zucchini noodles in a savory sauce with creamy ricotta to top it off!

baked zucchini noodles in skillet
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar marinara sauce

  • 1 (16 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups zucchini noodles

  • 7 tablespoons ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 5 leaves basil, thinly sliced

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook and stir until browned, crumbly, and no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour in marinara sauce and diced tomatoes; let simmer until thick, about 10 minutes.

  3. Squeeze zucchini noodles to get most of the water out. Add to the skillet and stir to combine. Add ricotta cheese in 1-tablespoon dollops around the skillet. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes to set up. Sprinkle with basil and red pepper flakes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot(R)) instead of red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
22g Fat
27g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 918mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 797mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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