Recipe by Robyn Webb
"This squash and tomato sauce recipe could be served in a bowl similar to pasta. Preparation time is 25 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association."
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spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
green onions, minced
ground white meat turkey
minced fresh oregano
crushed red pepper flakes
chopped fresh parsley
Sooooo good! My boyfriend and I loved this recipe! However I did make some alteration to the cooking of the spaghetti squash. Instead, I cut it in half, placed it open side UP, sprinkled it with seasoning salt, garlic powder, dried minced onion, and oregano, and then placed half a stick of butter inside each half of the squash. I added a whole package of turkey (20 oz.) then followed the rest of the recipe to a tee. This puts any type of pasta recipe to shame! My boyfriend was excited to have leftovers for the next day as well. I will definately be using this recipe again!
Not bad. I don't care for either spaghetti squash nor ground turkey, and this was a decent way to fix both. However, even for our Tex-Mex-spicy-loving family, this was too hot. I'd halve the red pepper flakes. As is, it left my lips and mouth feeling burnt.
Instead of baking the spaghetti squash, try microwaving. I put cut side down in a pyrex dish, add about 1/3 cup water, cover with plastic wrap, and it takes about 15 minutes.
Absolutely delicious and as easy as it gets. I didn't have ground turkey on hand, so I removed the casings from 3 reduced fat sausage links, sauteed separately and drained the grease, then added to the sauce as it simmered. I also added a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings (undrained), which made the sauce extra hearty. Next time I'm going to try adding some mushrooms, or maybe using cannellini in place of the turkey for an even healthier (and Lenten appropriate!) version. Word to the wise - don't skimp on the grated cheese!
THis is 3 points a serving (flex)for WW and mostly CORE except for the 2 T wine spread over six servings should be 0 points (core)
My husband is on phase 1 of the South Beach diet. This was a great recipe for him and he loved it! It was a good way to curb a pasta fix and we didn't feel super full as we would have with the equivalent amount of pasta =)
What a great way to satisfy the spaghetti craving if you are on a lower carb diet. My family is very picky and they said this recipe was a keeper. Only omitted the capers. This dish also tasted very good as leftovers!
This was great! Super easy, and very tasty. It was a nice, low calorie, main meal. For even faster prep, you can put the squash in a casserole dish with about a 1/2 inch of water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for about 15 minutes. However, you will lose a little of that "roasted" taste. I will definitely make this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Spaghetti Squash
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 68
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