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Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

My son’s favorite dish uses homegrown spaghetti squash, kielbasa, and pico de gallo or salsa. —Pam Mascarenas, Taylorsville, Utah
Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 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

  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.
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.
Microwave-1,100 watt
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 267 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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