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Quick Italian Sausage Zucchini Skillet (One-Pan Meal) – Diabetes Daily

This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.

The savory spices in the scrumptious Italian sausage once cooked creates an amazing juice to then cook your veggies in, all in one pan. It’s a win-win using one skillet, not only for all the amazing flavors that it creates but for the ease of cleaning up!

When it’s summer and zucchini is abundant, having some quick and easy meals using up your zucchini in a variety of ways is essential. Our meal today is all about not only using up the zucchini but also providing a delicious, nutritious low-carb meal the whole family will love.

Even my picky kids actually ate the zucchini, because, yes this recipe is THAT good! 

Keto Italian Sausage Zucchini Skillet (One-Pan Meal)

This quick and easy family-friendly keto meal is made with just 8 ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish! 

Calories 426 kcal per serving


  • 2
    ground Italian sausage
  • 1
    avocado oil
  • 1
  • 3
    quartered zucchini
    or 2 large zucchini
  • 2
    Bell seasoning
    or a mix of oregano, parsley, rosemary, pepper
  • 1
  • 1/2
  • 1/2
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1
    mozzarella cheese
    shredded, optional


  1. Pour the oil into a large skillet on medium-high heat, then add the ground sausage. Cook sausage until browned. Remove from skillet into a covered dish to keep warm.

  2. Add the onions and zucchini into the same skillet. Add seasonings, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper if using. Cook until onions are translucent, and zucchini is fork-tender. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed.

  3. Add sausage back in the skillet and toss together. Sprinkle in mozzarella cheese if using and toss to combine and cook on low until cheese is melted.

  4. Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve.

  5. Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Net carbs: 3g

Nutrition Facts

Keto Italian Sausage Zucchini Skillet (One-Pan Meal)

Amount Per Serving (1 cup)

Calories 426
Calories from Fat 333

% Daily Value*

Fat 37g57%

Saturated Fat 13g81%

Polyunsaturated Fat 5g

Monounsaturated Fat 16g

Cholesterol 86mg29%

Sodium 979mg43%

Potassium 443mg13%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 17g34%

Vitamin A 94IU2%

Vitamin C 12mg15%

Calcium 35mg4%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Quick Italian Sausage Zucchini Skillet Recipe

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Last Updated: June 27th, 2021

Filed Under: Food, Partners, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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