Spaghetti Squash Home Run

Spaghetti Squash Home Run

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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I consider it a home run when the kids asked for seconds and its squash! It tastes even better the next day when the flavours have time to set.


Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey (optional, omit for vegetarian)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 796 mL can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • ½ c sliced or chopped fresh button mushrooms
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 540 mL can black beans
  • 1 c shredded marble cheese (use vegan cheese for vegan version)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 dgs C).
  2. Pierce spaghetti squash skin several times all over with a knife. Place it in the microwave for 5 minutes on high. Remove from microwave, careful it’s hot. Allow time to cool. With a sharp knife, cut it in half and scrape out and discard the seeds.
  3. Brush the insides of the spaghetti squash with olive oil. Place cut side down in baking tray. Bake 30 – 40 minutes until squash is easily pierced with a fork through the skin.
  4. While squash is baking, over medium heat, in a large sauce pan scramble fry ground turkey and onion until cooked through and onions are translucent. Add a bit of olive oil to keep turkey from sticking to the pan.
  5. Add the Italian seasoning and garlic powder to the turkey. Mix well.
  6. When fragrant, add the can of crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, black beans and mix well.
  7. Add the spinach and mix in well.
  8. When spaghetti squash is cooked through, remove from the oven, flip over and scrape the flesh with a fork to loosen the “spaghetti” strands. Be careful to not pierce through or damage the skin.
  9. Spoon the turkey tomato sauce mixture over the two halves of squash over the spaghetti squash.
  10. Spread the shredded cheese on top. Return to the oven for 15 or 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  12. Scoop out a serving and enjoy!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. What a perfect recipe!!!

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    1. Thank you Diane! Thanks for the follow 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome!

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