Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

If you love Italian food, Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake is delicious and healthy lunch/dinner with Italian sausage and Mozzarella. Spaghetti squash makes it healthy, light and GF since it replaces pasta.
Instead of describing the flavours I thought it would be useful to show the process and add photos so you see the most important steps to have an idea of it before you start making the dish on your own.
Here is the photo of halved large spaghetti squash, 10 inches long, sprinkled with salt and ground black pepper, before baking:

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

Now, after 50 minutes of baking and 10 minutes rest, I started removing flesh, using fork:

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.
And left it to release excess liquid:

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • Β½ large spaghetti squash, 10 inches long, about 2 cups cooked
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato pelatti, chopped ( crushed tomatoes )
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Sliced olives to taste
  • Chopped parsley leaves to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  2. Scoop out seeds and membrane from your half of spaghetti squash.

  3. Sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper to taste, lay into the baking pan and bake, cut side down, for 50 minutes.

  4. While spaghetti squash is baking, heat oil in frying pan and add Italian sausage. Bake until brown, breaking it into small pieces.

  5. When cooked, add tomato pelatti, olives and salt and ground black pepper to taste and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. When spaghetti squash is cooked, leave aside for 10 minutes to cool a bit. Keep the oven on.

  7. Prepare shallow bowl with several layers of paper towel on the bottom.

  8. Use a fork to remove flesh; it comes out in spaghetti looking strands reserving shell.

  9. Place strands on paper towels and leave for several minutes to soak the excess liquid.

  10. Gently combine with sausage sauce.

  11. Place half of the mixture on the squash bottom and cover with half of mozzarella.

  12. Cover with remaining sausage mix and sprinkle with mozzarella again.

  13. Bake for 20 minutes or until mozzarella is melted.

  14. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash Bake : healthy, hearty, comforting spaghetti squash loaded with inviting Italian flavours.

 

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