Spaghetti Squash à la Paige

Love pasta but can't afford the carbs and calories? Sub them out with this delicious alternative. Spaghetti squash pairs perfectly with tomato sauce and ground turkey to create a great meal to enjoy anytime past noon.

Submitted by: Paige Hunter

Ingredients: 

  • Medium spaghetti squash 
  • Jar of strained tomatoes 
  • Extra lean ground turkey
  • Onion
  • Frozen mixed veggies (choose any you like) 
  • Worcestershire sauce  

 

Prep:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F on bake 
  2. Chop up onion
  3. Set out a glass Pyrex pan 
  4. Heat a large sauce pan on the stove 

 

How-to: Squash:

  1. Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash, then cut the whole squash in half 
  2. Scoop out the squash innards like you're carving a pumpkin 
  3. Place the two halves of the squash "face down" in the glass pan 
  4. Fill pan with 2cm of water 
  5. Bake squash for at least 25 minutes at 425°F 
  6. Once done, allow squash to cool (place squash halves on a new plate to quicken the cooling process)
  7. Once cooled, use a fork to scrape out strands of squash (like spaghetti) into a large container 
  8. Once the sauce is done, mixed the squash and sauce together for a delicious meal 

 

How-to: Veggies:

  1. Prepare frozen veggies (approx. 4 cups worth)
  2. Once veggies are cooked, add them to the container with the squash 

 

How-to: Sauce:

  1. Fully cook the ground turkey in a large saucepan (no cooking oil needed) 
  2. Add a small amount of Worcestershire sauce for flavour 
  3. Pour strained tomatoes into saucepan to allow the turkey to absorb some of the tomato juice 
  4. Throw in the chopped onion and stir everything together
  5. Lower the temperature of the element and allow to simmer
  6. Once you're satisfied that all the flavours have absorbed into each other, pour the sauce into the container with the squash and prepared veggies

 

Paige's hot tips!

  • Mix the squash, veggies, and meat sauce together for optimum flavour
  • Measure each of the ingredients as you go if you want to make a recipe in MyFitnessPal