Kale & Sausage Spaghetti Squash

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RECIPES

KALE & SAUSAGE SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Total Time: 55 Minutes

Servings: 4

Gluten Free

Grain Free

Ingredients:

  • 2 Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb hot Italian turkey sausage (make sure to choose a Gluten Free sausage to keep meal GF)
  • 1 large bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
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Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Halve the spaghetti squash lengthwise. It may help to puncture a few holes with a knife into the spaghetti squash and microwave on high for 2 minutes to soften the squash. To halve the spaghetti squash insert the very tip of a large knife into the side of the squash and push it through to the other side. Rock the knife back and forth to cut all the way through. Repeat on other side.
  • Scoop out the seeds and most of the stringy center of the squash.
  • Brush the interior of the squash with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place the squash, cut side down, on the lined baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes or until the outside is tender (test by poking with fork).
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until tender. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add sausage and cook until well browned on both sides and cooked through, breaking it up with your spatula as it cooks, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Next, add the kale to the pan and stir to combine and help it wilt down. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Once the kale is wilted, turn off heat and set pan to side.
  • When the spaghetti squash is cooked, you can either use a fork to pull out the strands of each squash and mix in the kale and sausage stuffing or add the kale and sasuage stuffing right on top.
  • Sprinkle each stuffed spaghetti squash with 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
  • Place the spaghetti squash back in the oven on 400 for about 5-7 minutes to melt the cheese and get everything warmed through.
  • Enjoy!