Spaghetti Squash Bake

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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!
INGREDIENTS:
Serves 2
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • garlic
  • 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
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Eat right out of the boat!
  7. As an option: you can scoop the mixture on to 4 GG crackers to bump up fiber even more :)
  8. ENJOY!!!!