SpoonGirlDeb’s Baked Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey Meat Sauce Modified

SpoonGirlDeb’s Baked Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey Meat Sauce Modified
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.4
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.3 mg
  • Sodium: 590.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 22.0 g

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Introduction

This is a remake of SpoonGirlDeb’s Baked Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey Meat Sauce recipe. I added mushrooms, olives, an extra tablespoon of olive oil, some grated Parmesan cheese and leaner turkey. I also increased the number of servings. If you like this, give SpoonGirlDeb applause! This is a remake of SpoonGirlDeb’s Baked Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey Meat Sauce recipe. I added mushrooms, olives, an extra tablespoon of olive oil, some grated Parmesan cheese and leaner turkey. I also increased the number of servings. If you like this, give SpoonGirlDeb applause!
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1 whole Spaghetti Squash (~4-5 pounds)
    1 lb. 99% fat free extra lean white ground turkey
    1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    1- 8 oz. can tomato sauce
    1 medium carrot, peeled and chunked
    1/2 small sweet potato, peeled and chunked
    1/2 medium onion, chunked
    2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
    2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella
    4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and diced
    2 Tbsp. tomato paste
    2 Tbsp. basil
    1 Tbsp. oregano
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
    1-2.25 oz. can sliced black olives
    ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste


Tips

Allowing the dish to cool somewhat before cutting into it makes it easier to cut.


Directions

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Sauce Recipe
1. Roughly chop onion, carrot, sweet potato, and garlic. Place in food processor and blend until fairly smooth. (I didn’t have a processor so I grated all of these…going to buy a processor…that was too much work!)
2. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Sauté the turkey until cooked. Remove and set aside.
3. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive in large pan over medium heat. Sauté mushrooms until they begin to soften.
4. Add vegetable mix, olives and turkey and sauté for 2-3 min mixing well. Add tomato sauce, paste, crushed tomatoes, spices and parmesan cheese and mix well.
5. Simmer for at least 15 min but the longer it goes the more flavorful it will get.

Squash Preparation
1. While sauce simmers, halve a spaghetti squash and remove seeds. Spray with a little cooking oil, and place cut side down on baking sheet. Bake for 30-45 min until tender (you can also cook in microwave).
2. Once squash is cooked, use fork to scrape into strands.

Assembly:
1. Layer sauce in 9 x 13 baking dish, then layer squash, then more sauce, then squash, then the last of the sauce on top. Spread mozzarella on top. Bake in oven 20 min until cheese is melted and browning.
2. Remove from oven, allow to cool 5-10 minutes. Divide into 9 pieces 3 x 4 inches.
3. Makes 9 servings.


Serving Size: 9- 3" x 4" pieces

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAVENOHE.

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