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Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Health Tip: Eating lower-carb, but still want a homey, satisfying dinner? One cup cooked spaghetti squash has about 10 grams of carbohydrates, versus 45 grams for regular spaghetti.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 cups: 326 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 901mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • JulieGr
    Oct 4, 2018

    I used ground beef and seasoned it with Italian seasoning. I don't like smoked kielbasa. My version came out very delicious.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    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.

  • bohmanac
    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.

  • bjsilve0
    Sep 21, 2016

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