Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Spinach

If you have never cooked spaghetti squash, try it! It is simple to prepare (once you finally get it cut in half!!) and so healthy!! My kids think it is real spaghetti and don't even realize they are eating another vegetable. I never had it until I met my husband who introduced it to me. It is so delicious and this might be my new favorite way to cook it.

1 spaghetti squash
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (freshly grated, if you have it)
salt and pepper
12 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
1 bag fresh spinach, stems discarded
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Fill a large pot halfway full of water. Cut squash in half, lengthwise and place cut side down in the water. Bring water to a boil and set timer for about 20 minutes. While the squash is cooking, put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. (If you are serving kids, wait to put the red pepper flakes on each individual adult plate, if you are not serving kids, you can add the red pepper now). Season with salt and pepper.

When the squash is done, remove each half with a pair of tongs from the water. Using a fork, comb the squash into strands and place in a bowl. Mix the parmesan cheese with the squash. Top with the sausage mixture. Serve immediately.


  1. I love spaghetti squash and that looks great!

  2. I made this and it tasted really good but it was really watery....Am I supposed to drain the spaghetti squash or something?