Spaghetti Squash Bake
Did you know that spaghetti squash has only 40 calories per cup!! By replacing a portion (or even all) of your pasta with spaghetti squash you can save hundreds of cals but still feel full and satisfied (when paired with the right options!) I love to mix spaghetti squash in with my banza, put it on top of salads, or mix it into soups!
Last night though, I tried something new, and this is now my favorite way to use this amazing vegetable.
Baked right in the halves of the squash - spaghetti squash lasagna is ouuuutt of this world.
Please try it and tell me what you think!
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 cups baby kale
- 1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- garlic & herb no salt seasoning
- 1/2 lb. ground turkey
- 1/2 cup Hoboken Farms big red sauce
- Start by cooking the squash: Preheat the oven to 400. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds (can save the seeds and roast them for a snack later!). Place squash halves cut-side up on a baking tray & bake for ~35-45 minutes - depending on size of squash will determine cooking time.
- Once roasted - pull out squash strands with a fork & place in a mixing bowl on the side. Save the shells of the squash though! We will be coming back to them!
- While squash is in the oven, heat 1 tbsp olive oil & garlic over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook. Break up into small pieces and cook all the way through. Add in tomatoes sauce & simmer.
- Separately, saute chopped baby kale. Once wilted, mix the kale in a small bowl with the ricotta, garlic & herb seasoning, and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese. Add the cooked spaghetti squash and mix all together.
- Finally, fill the shells! Start with the spaghetti squash mixture, and then top with your turkey/sauce combo. Top with the rest of the shredded cheese and place into oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until cheese melts & bubbles.
- Eat right out of the boat!
- As an option: you can scoop the mixture on to 4 GG crackers to bump up fiber even more :)