This dish is so yummy your guest will be wanting not seconds but thirds… and some to take home!
Spagetti Squash is a great way to get in your veggies, its low in calories, has the texture of real spaghetti without all of those heavy carbs. Now I’m a huge Italian fan but with that comes bread, bread and more bread so many unnecessary carbs your body does not need. So after searching the web I came across this no carb recipe and since then I’ve created several other dishes with it, my favorite being the lasagna! Its quick and easy take about 30 mins in all to prepare and cook and of course its doesn’t costa fortune to make.
-Whole Spaghetti Squash (got mine at Walmart)
-Jennie-O Turkey Italian Sausage Hot (optional you can use reg. sausage of your choice)
-One can of Hunts Garlic & Cheese Pasta Sauce
-Bag of Mozzarella Cheese Shredded (get the bigger bag you”ll need it to cover the whole pan)
-Part Skim Ricotta Cheese Skim
Preheat Oven: 375
Instructions for cooking Spaghetti Squash:
-Cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise (you can remove the stem first, but don’t cut through the ends.)
Scrape out the seeds and fibers using a large spoon. Again, be careful not to break through the ends.
-Take one of the halves and put it cut-side-up in a close-fitting microwave dish (such as an oval casserole.) You want it to be as stable and as level as possible. If it isn’t, cut a very thin strip of skin from the bottom.
-Pour 1/2 cup water into the hollow of the squash itself (not into the dish), then place the other half on top cut-side-down.
-Carefully place it in the microwave and cook on full power. A small squash (under 1 1/2 lbs) will take about 10 minutes to cook. Once its soft scrap the Spaghetti Squash out and into a separate bowl to use for later.
-Brown your sausage on the stove, make sure to drain any grease that has form, set aside for later.
-ladle 1 cup marinara sauce on the bottom of square pyrex
-top with cooked spaghetti squash and spread evenly
-mix ricotta cheese
-spread on top of spaghetti squash layer
-Add in your sausage sprinkle evenly over spaghetti
-top with the rest of the marinara sauce
-Sprinkle the Mozzarella Cheese evenly over marinara sauce
-Bake for 20 minutes covered