Italian Spaghetti Squash

Gluten Free Italian Spaghetti Squash:

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 14.5 oz. can Italian-style diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • dried parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise & remove seeds.
  2. Put squash (cut-side down) in a microwave safe bowl and fill with about 1 inch of water. Microwave on high about 12-15 minutes, until a fork will easily pierce the squash.
  3. Take squash out of the bowl and let it cool for a few minutes.
  4. Spray a large pan with cooking spray & brown the ground turkey. Drain excess liquid. Set heat to medium-low.
  5. Drain the diced tomatoes and add to the pan along with the Italian seasoning blend, salt, and pepper. Mix together.
  6. When squash is cool enough to handle, scrape out the spaghetti squash strands with a fork and add to the pan.
  7. Chop the red onion and add to the pan. (Add earlier if you want a softer onion. I like the contrast of a crunchy onion with this recipe.)
  8. Mix everything together, add dried parsley on top, and enjoy!

My husband and I have always been big fans of spaghetti squash. When it comes to “pasta” (because I know that spaghetti squash is not really pasta), it’s all we ever eat. We’ve been married for 1.5 years and I can honestly say that I’ve never made traditional pasta or spaghetti. But we’ve had plenty of spaghetti squash.

That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed the gluten free pasta I’ve tried. Because let’s be real, any pasta (gluten free or not) covered in alfredo or marinara sauce is gonna be good. But I do like the taste and texture of spaghetti squash – and I think it’s a great alternative to the real thing.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a try! It’s a simple recipe that can easily come together in 30 minutes or less.

One thing to note about spaghetti squash: there’s really no “right way” to cook it! If you’d rather cook it in the oven, give it a try!

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