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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 307.0
  • Total Fat: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.0 mg
  • Sodium: 724.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g

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Spaghetti squash/ground turkey dinner

Submitted by: ANNIEROSE2010

Introduction

One of my all time favorite recipes although I had no idea it was so high in fat. A surprise to me with just 1T olive oil and lean ground turkey adding the fat for the 4 servings. Also the sodium is higher than I thought though you could leave the added salt out or get low sodium canned tomatoes if sodium is a concern. For me, with the higher fat and higher carbs this will be something I eat after I've lost the weight. One of my all time favorite recipes although I had no idea it was so high in fat. A surprise to me with just 1T olive oil and lean ground turkey adding the fat for the 4 servings. Also the sodium is higher than I thought though you could leave the added salt out or get low sodium canned tomatoes if sodium is a concern. For me, with the higher fat and higher carbs this will be something I eat after I've lost the weight.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 T extra virgin olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped. I like red onions.
    approx 2 T minced garlic
    4 C canned tomatoes
    approx. 1 tsp each of dried basil and oregano (or fresh equivalent)
    salt and pepper to taste, appox 1/2 tsp each.
    16 oz lean ground turkey

Directions

A very easy and tasty recipe. And to be honest the only things I usually measure are the amount of ground turkey and the canned tomatoes. It makes what I think are generous portions if you divide this into 4.

First cook the spaghetti squash in whatever way you want. I bake it for about 45 minutes after piercing it a bunch of times with a fork. I generally do this ahead of time, and after it cools I take the seeds out, pull the squash from the outer shell, and freeze the squash so I have it when I want it.

When you are ready to cook:

Add 1 T olive oil to a large saute pan and heat. Add onions and garlic. Once soft/browned add the rest - I usually do the ground turkey next and add the canned tomatoes last after adding the squash. After all the ingredients are in the pan I let it cook on the stove 10 to 15 minutes or so, stirring occassionally.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNIEROSE2010.






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  • Thanks this is exactly what I was looking for. Will have to try this along with variations including ground chicken. - 3/23/12

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  • I will try this! There is a mistake in the calorie results that make it lower in both fat and calories than listed. When you look at the breakdown it shows .75 TBSN of Olive oil, when it should .25! Also think you don't need 2C. of tomatoes per person... looks yummy though! - 9/22/10

    Reply from ANNIEROSE2010 (9/22/10)
    Thanks so much. I corrected the fat . The tomatoes are 1 C per person, approx, using 4 C for the entire recipe. I've had this recipe for years and really enjoy it. Hope you do too.


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