Easy Italian Sausage Planks

Oooo…this recipe is a keeper! It’s simple, gluten-free and delicious. I’ll be making this on a monthly basis for sure!!! Love when I find new recipes that work out so well! Wohoo! 

The first time I saw this recipe was on Skinny Taste-I altered the recipe a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand and to keep it simple, but if you’re interested in a lower-fat version, definitely check out the original recipe!

Slice 3 zucchini’s lengthwise. Take a spoon and scrape out seeds like so..

Blanch zucchini in hot water for 2 mins. 

Start shredding your mozzarella! I have an excellent assistant, if I do say so myself. 

Brown and drain 1 package of Bob Evans Italian Sausage. 

***** If you don’t think your children will like the Zucchini I recommend boiling some noodles and making spaghetti with sauce/cheese**** It’s a small extra step, but worth it. 

Pour 1/2 cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Fill zucchini planks with Italian sausage, pour marinara sauce over top, sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and top with garlic powder and oregano. Bake covered in a 375 oven for 35 mins until bubbly.

*You don’t have to make your own marinara -I recommend Newman’s Own Marinara if you’re looking for a good jarred sauce!  

Who could resist? Delicious!


Easy Italian Sausage Planks
Serves: 4-6
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  • 3 large zucchinis
  • 1 lb Bob Evan's Italian Sausage
  • 2 cups Marinara Sauce
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Oregano
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Boil water in a large pot.
  3. Slice zucchini's and scoop out seeds.
  4. Blanch zucchini's for 2 mins in boiling water.
  5. Pour ½ cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9x13 pan and set zucchini on top.
  6. Brown and drain Italian sausage.
  7. Fill zucchini's with Italian sausage, top with remaining marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic powder and oregano.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 35 mins or until bubbly.



  1. Yummy!! I love how this uses veggies instead of pasta! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. This meal looks delicious! I can imagine how good it tastes, too!! The last picture with all the sauce and gooey cheese is mouthwatering. I’m going to have to try out this recipe sometime! I love making my own marinara, but I’m glad to know that Newman’s Own is good for a really quick meal!

  3. We made this for dinner last night. They were sooooo yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

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