Saturday, November 30, 2013

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage & Kale

I found the idea for this meal on Pinterest, and I instantly wanted to try it because as you know, I LOVE squash.  And sausage.  The original recipe looked super simple, but I did change it up a bit to make it cheese-less and heartier.  This was really easy and delicious, and of course crazy healthy!  Here is what I did:

Spaghetti Squash with Sausage & Kale
(serves 2-4)
  • spaghetti squash (use 1/2 if it's a large one)
  • olive oil
  • 1 lb bulk sausage (you can use turkey or pork)
  • 1/2 c onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-3 c kale, chopped (it will cook down a lot)
  • dash of nutmeg
  • salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut squash in half and season with salt and pepper.  Roast in the oven for about 40 minutes, or until flesh is soft.

Heat a skillet on the stove over medium-high.  Add 1 T olive oil and cook the sausage until browned, breaking it up with your wooden spoon.  Once it is all browned, add more oil to the pan and add in the onion, garlic, and mushrooms.  Season with salt and pepper. Stir for a few minutes, then add kale. Stir around until all veggies are cooked.  Adjust seasoning and add a dash of nutmeg.

Once the squash is out of the oven and cool to the touch, shred away the sides with 2 forks to make the "spaghetti."  Add it to the skillet and mix it all around until all combined.

Serve as a complete meal, or add a side if you choose.  And if you eat dairy, add some parmesan cheese on top!  It would be delicious!  Enjoy!

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