Today, I want to share a recipe that has become a regular meal in our household. Because I can't eat a lot of pasta or carb-y foods, spaghetti squash is a great alternative. Especially when made to duplicate actual spaghetti. It's GUD.
After trying several different recipes, we've taken what we liked best from each of them and come up with our own. I'm all about the easy slash healthy recipes, and this one is just that!
Here's what you'll need...
- 1 large spaghetti squash (or 2 small)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce (we use Trader Joe's Arrabbiata sauce)
- shredded parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut squash in half and clean out insides, making sure to remove all the seeds.
- Place squash open side up on a foil lined baking sheet and rub with butter. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon and then place in oven and cook for 40 minutes.
- While the squash is baking, heat olive oil to a large sauté pan and add garlic. After about a minute, add your onions and cook them until they're nice and translucent.
- Next, add ground turkey and sauté until completely browned and cooked through.
- Reduce to low heat, add spaghetti sauce and stir until it's warmed up.
- When the squash is done, remove it from the oven. Once it's cool, scoop out the insides and add 'em to the meat sauce.
- Top with parmesan and serve.