Caramelized Spaghetti Squash
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1-2 cups tomato sauce
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut the squash lengthwise, remove the seeds and innards, and place it on a baking sheet with the flat sides facing up. Lightly coat the inside with 1 Tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and sage.
  2. Set the oven to 465° F and immediately place the squash in the oven. Check on the squash after 30 minutes, especially for a smaller one. A medium-large squash should be ready after 40-50 minutes.
  3. While the squash is in the oven, chop the onion and bell peppers into bite-sized chunks and mince the garlic.
  4. Pour 1 Tablespoon olive oil into a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the ground turkey to the pan and cook until most of the pink has disappeared, about 5 minutes. Then add the bell peppers and cook for another 5 minutes. Lastly, add the tomato sauce and heat for 2 minutes.
  6. When ready, remove the squash from the oven and shred with a fork while still warm. Serve with the sauce mixture.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
An easy and hearty substitute to spaghetti with an opportunity to get creative with sauces.