Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

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Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

At this point, I’m probably dreading leaving gorgeous Riviera Maya, but excited to come back to our apartment as husband and wife!

If you aren’t following me already on Instagram, make sure you are to see my honeymoon shots!

Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

You know, before I became a blogger and started appreciating photography, I would look at people who would post pictures from their honeymoon and think, “Why the heck are they doing that? They should be off, enjoying their time together!”

Now, after really learning to love photography and appreciate it as an art, I couldn’t image not posting pictures of a beautiful place. Sure, I should be “in the moment” while on my honeymoon or any vacation, but, I love taking pictures, so why would I stop?

Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

I’ll still be in the moment – I’ll be capturing it!

Capturing beauty (whether it’s food or a serene beach) through a camera has become such a passion of mine! I have so much to learn as a photographer and an Instagrammer, and I’m loving the journey.

Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Now, for this recipe. If you have a vegetable hater in your life or someone who doesn’t “believe” in vegetable noodles, this may turn them around.

By using the oh-so-familiar taste of potatoes with the light freshness of zucchini noodles, you have a dish that will satisfying your tummy, tastebuds and waistline.

Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Whenever I get “bored” with zucchini noodles, I’ll either switch to another veggie noodle OR I’ll just toss in another spiralized veggie into the mix to create a whole new meal.

Just make sure whoever’s eating this dish doesn’t pick out the zucchini noodles ; -)

Note: I am currently on my honeymoon and won’t be able to answer any questions or comments. Thank you for your patience and understanding while I enjoy this time with my…. husband!

Nutritional information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 11 points


Spicy Sausage and Basil Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3


  • 1.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium Yukon gold potato peeled, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 link spicy sausages caseings removed and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1.5 cups seeded and chopped tomato
  • 1 large zucchini Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil + more for garnish
  • 1 large garlic clove finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Once oil heats, add in the potato noodles and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook for 7 minutes or until potatoes are cooked to al dente. Transfer the potatoes to a plate and immediately add in the sausage. Cook the sausage for 7-10 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and browned. Add in tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for another minute. Transfer the tomato and sausage mixture to the plate with the potato noodles.
  • Immediately add the zucchini noodles, basil, garlic, red pepper flakes and remaining olive oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until zucchini softens. When cooked, add in the potato noodles, sausage and tomatoes and toss for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and toss thoroughly to combine. Plate the pasta onto dishes and serve garnished with any leftover chopped basil and the cheese.


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barb says:
Love the honeymoon shots! Hope you post more in writing about where you stayed and how it all was. Would love to hear!! Recipe looks fab as well.
Ali Maffucci says:
Thank you so much Barb!! :)
Alex says:
This recipe is amazing! It has lots of good flavor and a little kick and because there isn't a sauce it is nice and light for a summer lunch.
Sharon says:
Oh my goodness. This is my absolute favorite recipe ever. I ate the leftovers for breakfast. I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes and it was more sausy. But that's what I like. I think I will make this again and again. So good.
Sandra says:
Absolutely delicious. I didn't have zucchini on hand (what!?!...I know!) so I used all white potatoes. Well, it was so well received I'm afraid I won't be able to sneak the zucchini in from now on!
Diane says:
OMG, love at first bite! Had to step away from the serving bowl before I wolfed down the whole thing by myself. I'm inspired and ready to start my exploration of veggie noodle recipes.
Ali Maffucci says:
Glad to hear it, Diane!
Mary says:
This was absolutely delicious. Thanks for another great recipe.
Julie says:
First of all, congrats and welcome to the exclusive Married Club! This looks delicious but I wanted to verify the fat grams per serving before I made it. I see it is for 3 servings at 317 calories and 25g of fat per serving. Is this correct? That seems pretty high for a low fat meal. Please let me know...thanks!!
yum this sounds really nice. Thanks for putting this up. Simon
Tina says:
I made this dish tonight and it was delicious and so flavorful! I am new to the Inspiralizer....I followed the directions above as directed using Blade D, however; my potato noodles came out as "wide ribbon noodles" not "spaghetti noodles" as shown in the picture above. (I also looked at the instruction manual that came with my Inspiralizer and it shows Blade D makes "spaghetti and angel hair pasta). I had to use Blade A for the zucchini, once I realized Blade D did not work for me in this recipe. Blade A is my spaghetti noodle maker and Blade D makes the wide, ribbon noodles. Ether way, once I made the adjustment, it came out great and there are NO leftovers!!!! Will definitely make this dish again!!
Angela says:
I just received my Spiralizer and made this as my first recipe - delicious! Zucchini is not my favorite vegetable in the world (but I hope to learn to love it!) so I thought mixing potatoes and zucchini together would be a great way to begin. I used spicy chicken sausage. Love that it's a one-skillet dish! I'm so happy to have found your blog!

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