Spaghetti Squash + Hot Sausage & Cheese

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons EVOO (to sauté onion & garlic)
  • Drizzle of EVOO
  • 2 lbs  Neeses Country Style Hot Sausage  (any type bulk sausage can be substituted i.e. Italian hot or sweet)
  • 2 15 ounce cans Hunt’s tomato sauce (or any prepared sauce)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • pinch of oregano, dried (on each squash)
  • shredded Sargento cheddar† cheese to sprinkle on top
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 1 yellow or green bell pepper, cut into narrow strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley for garnish, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut the squash in half lenghtwise & scoop out seeds with a spoon.
  2. Drizzle EVOO over squash, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregeno.
  3. Lay squash face down in a large baking sheet then bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes or until tender.  Remove from oven & let cool.
  4. In a large skillet sauté the onion & garlic in 2 tablespoons of EVOO until translucent.
  5. Add the sausage & peppers, turning & breaking up the sausage until cooked.
  6. Drain the sausage mixture and set aside. Wipe out the excess oil/fat from skillet.
  7. Return sausage mixture to the skillet & add the Hunt’s tomato sauce then simmer uncovered for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Scrape out squash with a fork to form “spaghetti strands”
  9. Add the cooked spaghetti strands to the sausage mixture , stir well and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley.

† Cheese Variations – you can substitute any shredded cheese of your choice in place of the cheddar i.e. mozzarella, swiss, gruyere, pepper jack, etc.

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FYI – we had just enough left over spaghetti squash to use as a side dish so I broiled a pre-cooked Kielbasa and added a green salad. My husband loved it & wanted more!

 

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2 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash + Hot Sausage & Cheese

  1. Appreciate knowing what to with Neeses sausage and the thumbs up for Duke’s mayo. Beautifully designed blog. A non-cook like me needs the “don’t do this photos”. Will get back to you when I try the Spaghetti squash recipe!

     

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