Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash

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This roasted spaghetti squash is the perfect dinner if you're in the mood for pasta but watching carbs. A zesty Italian meat sauce is sprinkled with Parmesan and stuffed inside a roasted spaghetti squash. With chopped zucchini and mushrooms, it's very hearty. Serve this easy recipe in the spaghetti squash shell and you have an impressive low-carb meal.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    3-4 pound spaghetti squash, cut in half
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    Kosher salt
  • 2 pinch
    black pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    (or jar) garlic and herb pasta sauce, 24 oz.
  • 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2
    links raw hot Italian sausage (removed from their casings)
  • 1 c
    chopped zucchini
  • 1 pkg
    sliced button mushrooms, 8 oz.
  • 1 1/2 c
    freshly grated Parmesan (separated)

How to Make Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut open a spaghetti squash and remove seeds.
  2. Place halves on a cookie sheet. Brush the inside with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn them face down in the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
  5. While the squash is cooking, work on the filling. Add the ground beef and sausage to a large skillet. While it’s cooking, break apart the sausage. Brown until the meat is completely cooked.
  6. Remove the meat to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. In the same pan, cook the zucchini and mushrooms in the meat juices until tender (about 5 minutes).
  8. Turn off the heat and return the meat to the pan with the veggies.
  9. Next, add the garlic and herb pasta sauce. Mix together carefully.
  10. When the squash is cooked, remove it from the oven. Use a fork to pull the spaghetti strings from its shell (be careful not to damage the shells).
  11. Add the squash to the pan with the meat and veggie sauce and mix together carefully. Cook at medium heat for about 10 minutes until the mixture is heated through.
  12. Turn off the heat and add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese to the pan. Fold it into the filling.
  13. Use a slotted spoon to fill the squash shells with the meat and veggie filling.
  14. Reduce the oven temp to 350. Sprinkle the halves with the remaining cup of Parmesan.
  15. Bake for 10 to 15 min and serve directly from the shells.

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About Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb Keto



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