Stuffed Spaghetti Squash fever

Stuffed spaghetti squash is my new favorite dish. Period.

I admit it. I have a spaghetti squash obsession. Mainly for the reasons that it allows me to feel like I’m eating spaghetti but a ‘good for you’ version. YES. WINNING. FEELING ALIVE.

The best part about stuffed spaghetti squash is that you can make any version you like. I decided to make a sausage and peppers version and it turned out delish.

Here’s how it goes…

Ingredients:

1 Spaghetti Squash

1 roll of Lean Turkey Breakfast Sausage by Jenni-O

1 green pepper

1 raw onion

1/2 cup of oyster mushrooms

1 1/4 cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese

1 tsp of red pepper flakes (if you like it with a little kick)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Place whole spaghetti squash in microwave for 5 minutes. This makes it easier to cut in half.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half, place on baking sheet and brush insides with olive oil. Bake for an hour until slightly browned on top. Spaghetti squash 1
  3. While the squash is baking, spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray and preheat to medium high. Add turkey sausage to skillet and stir to crumble; approximately 14-16 minutes. Place sausage in bowl on side.
  4. In same skillet, add a little olive oil and sautee green pepper slices and oyster mushrooms until lightly browned; approximately 5 minutes
  5. Chop up raw onion into thin slices. Add onion, mushroom, peppers, and sauce to the bowl with your cooked sausage. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Sausage and peppers mix
  6. Bring squash out and flake each halve with a fork to loosen up the squash. Add sauce mixture on top of each halve. Spaghetti Squash 2
  7. Top with the best part: CHEESE. Spaghetti Squash 3
  8. Place back in oven and broil on high for 10-15 minutes until brown and gooey and awesome and yummy. Spaghetti Squash 4
  9. Depending on the size of the squash, 1/4 seems to be a good serving size and then you have good leftovers. Spaghetti Squash 5

Bon appétit!

Stuffed spaghetti squash pairs well with a glass of Pinot Noir, cozy socks and dinner on the couch kind of a night, a cold winter’s day (finally), binging on The Great British Baking Show (anyone else??), or an easy night meal with your boo.

Enjoy!

Cheersbullseye

5 thoughts on “Stuffed Spaghetti Squash fever

  1. Julia

    OOOOH! Thank you for the microwave tip! I hate cutting those things in half! It doesn’t matter how sharp the knife is! Butternut squash too…

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