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Spaghetti Squash Supper Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Supper Recipe

This recipe is a deliciously different way to get your family to eat vegetables. It's a favorite summer meal at our house.—Joyce Hunsberger, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Halve squash lengthwise and discard seeds. Place, cut side down, in a microwave-safe dish. Add the water; cover and microwave on high for 12-15 minutes or until squash is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet until no longer pink; drain. Add the onion, green pepper, zucchini and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally; drain. Add the beans, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • 3. When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands; place in a serving dish. Top with sausage mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 269 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 14g protein.

Reviews for Spaghetti Squash Supper

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ElisabethM User ID: 8198936 239635
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"Good recipe—really like that the majority of ingredients is vegetables and not meat. I think the sausage plays a key role and important to get a great tasting one. Recipe is also very versatile, next time will omit the beans and add mushrooms. I agree with another reviewer to mix it all together prior to serving."

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MelanieMF User ID: 6195720 230849
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"Great recipe with lots of flavor that both my husband and I loved. It's just an extra bonus that it uses up some zucchini too!"

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rendremik User ID: 6498398 9844
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"My first attempt at spaghetti squash and it came out great! So easy and delicious! I added some yellow pepper too and used spicy sausage"

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Sunmancan User ID: 7748959 200919
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Delicious, fast & easy!!! Loved it!"

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nanceebee User ID: 7056792 11513
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Delicious and easy! My son has never been fond of spaghetti squash, but he raved abot this dish! Definitely a keeper!"

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mtripleb User ID: 3051940 11013
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"My family loved this! I didn't have the zuchini so used stir fry vegetables and it turned out great. This will become a frequently used recipe!"

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matteliz@swbell.net User ID: 77962 24168
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"My children wouldn't even touch this, but my husband & I enjoyed it. It is plain and simple but good, and a good way to get lots of squash into you!"

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 14948
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"I made this tonight to use up a spaghetti squash. It was good! The spaghetti squash was interesting and healthier than pasta. I wasn't sure which sausage I was supposed to use -- and was afraid of accidentally ending up with breakfast sausage -- so I got the Johnsonville mild Italian ground sausage that comes in the tray, not the tube. Also added a chopped tomato, since I had some to use up. And left out the added salt; didn't miss it."

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ldrew User ID: 3288808 11012
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"Best way to use the abundant spaghetti squash harvest this year :) Thanks so much!"

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megan.smith121 User ID: 2754867 9790
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"My husband and I LOVED this!!! He didn't start eating veggies til we got married, but after 3 years, he's hooked! So filling, but not at all heavy! And super easy! Will definitely be having it often!"

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jet7058 User ID: 1084768 14947
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

"Very good and SO easy & quick! I think I'll add some chopped spinach next time."

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sauregurke User ID: 526415 10351
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008

"The recipe looks very good.I like spaghetti squash .But I would mix the other vegetables with the Spaghetti Squash at the end,since the squash does not have to much flavor.

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.