Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
It's time for another fall recipe and this time I have an easy and tasty sausage and pepper stuffed spaghetti squash! This recipe could not be easier, you simply roast some spaghetti squash stuff them with a mixture of Italian sausage and diced red peppers in a tomato sauce and cover it all in melted cheese! A lot of the flavour in this dish comes from the sausage so choose some that you like and you can either make your own marinara sauce or use your favourite tomato based sauce. This recipe is a great way to enjoy some fall spaghetti squash and it a great way to cut down on the carbs since the spaghetti squash replaces the pasta!

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Just look at all of that ooey, gooey, stingy melted cheese!

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 4

A quick, simple and tasty sausage and pepper stuffed spaghetti squash!


ingredients
  • 2 small spaghetti squash, cut in half and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup partially skim mozzarella, shredded
directions
  1. Brush the inner flesh of the spaghetti squash with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast, skin side up, in a preheated 400F/200C oven until tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the sausage, about 8-10 minutes, crumbling it as you go and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the red peppers and cook until just tender, about 2-3 minutes
  5. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  6. Add the sausage and marinara sauce, cook to heat and remove from heat.
  7. Fluff up some of the inside of each spaghetti squash half, divide the sauce and the cheese between them and broil in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

Option: Use your favourite tomato sauce.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 417, Fat 20.2g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 260mg, Carbs 16.8g (Fiber 2.1g, Sugars 4.8g), Protein 40g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

8 comments:

Maria said...

Spaghetti squash is such a yummy veggie!

Sylvia Brown said...

Your recipes are so great!!! I love them and the pictures look like I can put my hand in and grab a bite.

Kelly said...

YUM!

Gaby Dalkin said...

YAS! so ready for the fall revival of spaghetti squash!

Maren Dalida said...

I made this last night and it was really tasty! Even my picky children ate it :) Thanks. Will have to check out some of your other recipes.

Kevin Lynch said...

Maren Dalida: I'm glad everyone enjoyed it!

Tammy Arneson said...

I absolutely love this recipe, but, you might want to rethink the calorie count on this one. I used the exact measurements on this and when I did my calorie addition, it was somewhere between 625-700 calories depending on the sausage used. VERY disappointed when I found out I just added close to 300 extra calories to my daily total.

Kevin Lynch said...

Tammy Arneson: I'm glad you like it! I just double checked the nutritional facts and it comes out around 400calories in total using turkey sausage with the average turkey sausage containing 45calories per 1oz or 180calories per serving for the sausage with the rest coming from the remaining ingredients. I
m interested to see where you are getting the 700calories from!

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