Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal Recipe

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Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal Recipe

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I first created my son’s favorite dish using homegrown squash, kielbasa and salsa. This variation uses only four ingredients. —Pam Copeland, Taylorsville, Utah
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Cut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Place halves on a microwave-safe plate, cut side down. Microwave, uncovered, on high 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Add squash, pico de gallo, salt and pepper to sausage; heat through, tossing to combine. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: Eating lower carb, but still want a homey, satisfying dinner? One cup cooked spaghetti squash has about 10 g carbs versus 45 g for regular spaghetti.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

Nutritional Facts

1 cups: 326 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Place halves on a microwave-safe plate, cut side down. Microwave, uncovered, on high 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Add squash, pico de gallo, salt and pepper to sausage; heat through, tossing to combine. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: Eating lower carb, but still want a homey, satisfying dinner? One cup cooked spaghetti squash has about 10 g carbs versus 45 g for regular spaghetti.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 272094
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

"Extremely easy and delicious. It was a perfect weeknight meal and used some spaghetti squash from our garden. Make sure to use a flavorful Pico as that's where most of the flavor comes from."

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bohmanac User ID: 4700424 269237
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2017

"To make this recipe I used the the smoked sausage I had in my freezer. The pico adds wonderful flavor to the spaghetti squash. One tip that may be helpful is to pierce the squash with a fork several times and microwave for 15-30 seconds so it is easier to cut in half."

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 254438
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Flavor excellent and it is easy to cook the squash in the microwave."

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