Spaghetti Squash with Turkey and Sage

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

All the paleo diet sites rave about spaghetti squash because it has the mouth feel of pasta without the processed wheat flour. The carbohydrate load is very low and because it’s rather bland, it is a good background for pasta sauces. I have tried it in past summers with little success. It was boring and lack luster. I like to stuff and bake other squashes like acorn and butternut so I decided to give the spaghetti squash another try.

Wow!

This combination of ground lean turkey, ricotta, sage and parmesan cheese was moist and delicious. It tasted like Thanksgiving on a plate.

Vegetarians make a Thanksgiving dish to share by leaving out the turkey, add more ricotta or some bread crumbs or tofu for a vegetarian dish to share. I’m telling you that you have to try this and let the much maligned spaghetti squash shine. Maybe I’m the only one who maligns it but still … Try it.

The recipe is in the captions because it’s easy, adjustable and no one ever follows or prints recipes anyway. Oh and I’m too lazy to write a recipe. I’m taking my dish to my peeps at Fiesta Friday who know that I will bring a vegetable dish every week to share. I can’t bake fancy desserts but gosh darn it, I can turn a vegetable into a star. Eat your veggies, live long and prosper.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

Select a fresh spaghetti squash and fresh sage.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

Bake cut squash, cut side down for 45 minutes at 375 F.

 

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

Brown lean ground turkey, add 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh sage, 2 tablespoons parsley, salt and pepper. Add 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

Stuff roasted squash with turkey mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake covered for 30 minutes until golden at 350F.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

Serve with salad and fruit.

Spaghetti Squash and Turkey

The turkey mixture keeps the spaghetti threads moist and you get a bite of turkey with each few strands.

12 responses to “Spaghetti Squash with Turkey and Sage

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  2. I’ve never tried spaghetti squash, I know I should and I don’t really understand why I haven’t. This makes me want to run to the store and pick on e up. Really sounds terrific.

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  3. This certainly resembles a “star” of a veggie dish to me. 🙂 I just so happen to have a spaghetti squash sitting on the counter now, begging to be baked. Looks like I have the perfect recipe for dinner …thanks! Happy you brought this to Fiesta Friday to share with the group!

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  4. Welcome to Fiesta Friday Tracey and thanks for bringing your spaghetti squash with turkey and sage to the party. Isn’t it so magical the way the squash when cooked comes out in strands? I made a similar recipe last week (which I will probably post next week). I like the idea of adding sage to the turkey. Happy weekend to you.

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  5. I love it! Will be sure to try it! I am all for veggies!

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  6. I haven’t ever had spaghetti squash, not sure I can find it here, but this dish sure looks delish!

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  7. This looks a hearty meal, Tracey. ❤

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