Squashed Washington

Squashed Washington

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"It's style and substance in one dish. This delectable spaghetti squash is full of classic flavors placed in a modern arrangement. Sausage and spaghetti squash glazed over by sliced almonds and apples all baked in with a cover of Monterey Jack cheese seal in the flavor of this elegant dish and will impress your friends and family with its beautiful presentation. Make sure you're using apples from Washington!"
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1 h 50 m servings 762 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 762 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 53.3 g
  • 82%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 33.3 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1207 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Season the squash with salt and pepper. Place the squash halves with the cut side down into a glass baking dish. Pour the water into the dish.
  3. Bake the squash in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Scrape the squash with a fork into a bowl. Save the dish for later use. Keep the oven hot.
  4. Cook the Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the sausage from the skillet, reserving the oil, and set aside to cool. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to the skillet and allow to get hot; cook and stir the onions and garlic in the hot oil until the garlic is browned and the onions are translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Chop the cooked sausage and add to the mixture along with the squash. Season with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the mixture to the glass baking dish.
  5. Arrange the apple slices over the mixture in the baking dish. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the apples. Scatter the almonds over the apples and sprinkle with the Monterey Jack cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the the cheese is melted completely, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.


  1. 21 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

A big hit!!! I cut the cooking time way down by piercing the squash with a fork 5 times then microwaving it for 12 minutes. I let it cool while I prepared the rest and then scooped out the seeds...

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A big hit!!! I cut the cooking time way down by piercing the squash with a fork 5 times then microwaving it for 12 minutes. I let it cool while I prepared the rest and then scooped out the seeds...

This was excellent. My garden has an abundance of squash that was mislabeled as zucchini. I don't really care for squash. Found this recipe and I will definitely make again. My husband loved it ...

I was really surprised by how good this turned out. I was a little leery. It just sounded kind of different. Things I did different: I chopped the apples and sauted them with the onions and garl...

i liked it i just did not put the nuts in some of the fam don't like them

I tried it without the sausage and used morningstar mealstarter.Reason my friend is a vegetarian and wanted to see if using this would work.All other ingredients were used.It was missing somethi...

loved this: easy and scrumptious. I used dairy free cheese so it's a go-to for a quick dairy and gluten free dinner.

This was a wonderful recipe! I sub'd walnuts for the almonds and old cheddar for the Monterey Jack just because that is what I had on hand. the flavours were even tastier as leftovers the next ...

Not my favorite

My husband and ten year old LOVED it. They both had seconds and then my daughter begged me to make it again. I was surprised by how much they enjoyed it. I posted it that morning on Facebook...

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