This squash and tomato sauce recipe could be served in a bowl similar to pasta. Preparation time is 25 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place each squash half cut side down on a cookie sheet and bake uncovered for about 45 to 60 minutes or until a fork goes easily into the shell. Allow to cool and scoop out the strands of squash with a large spoon and set aside.

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion, garlic and scallions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the turkey and cook for 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and wine and bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Add the capers, oregano, red pepper flakes and parsley; simmer for 5 minutes. If the squash has cooled too much, reheat it in the microwave, covered for 2 to 3 minutes. Top the squash with the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 44.2mg 15% DV; sodium 99.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
Instead of baking the spaghetti squash, try microwaving. I put cut side down in a pyrex dish, add about 1/3 cup water, cover with plastic wrap, and it takes about 15 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2005
Not bad. I don't care for either spaghetti squash nor ground turkey and this was a decent way to fix both. However even for our Tex-Mex-spicy-loving family this was too hot. I'd halve the red pepper flakes. As is it left my lips and mouth feeling burnt. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
Instead of baking the spaghetti squash, try microwaving. I put cut side down in a pyrex dish, add about 1/3 cup water, cover with plastic wrap, and it takes about 15 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
Sooooo good! My boyfriend and I loved this recipe! However I did make some alteration to the cooking of the spaghetti squash. Instead, I cut it in half, placed it open side UP, sprinkled it with seasoning salt, garlic powder, dried minced onion, and oregano, and then placed half a stick of butter inside each half of the squash. I added a whole package of turkey (20 oz.) then followed the rest of the recipe to a tee. This puts any type of pasta recipe to shame! My boyfriend was excited to have leftovers for the next day as well. I will definately be using this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2004
Absolutely delicious and as easy as it gets. I didn't have ground turkey on hand, so I removed the casings from 3 reduced fat sausage links, sauteed separately and drained the grease, then added to the sauce as it simmered. I also added a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings (undrained), which made the sauce extra hearty. Next time I'm going to try adding some mushrooms, or maybe using cannellini in place of the turkey for an even healthier (and Lenten appropriate!) version. Word to the wise - don't skimp on the grated cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
THis is 3 points a serving (flex)for WW and mostly CORE except for the 2 T wine spread over six servings should be 0 points (core) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
My husband is on phase 1 of the South Beach diet. This was a great recipe for him and he loved it! It was a good way to curb a pasta fix and we didn't feel super full as we would have with the equivalent amount of pasta =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
This was great! Super easy and very tasty. It was a nice low calorie main meal. For even faster prep you can put the squash in a casserole dish with about a 1/2 inch of water cover with plastic wrap and microwave for about 15 minutes. However you will lose a little of that "roasted" taste. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2005
What a great way to satisfy the spaghetti craving if you are on a lower carb diet. My family is very picky and they said this recipe was a keeper. Only omitted the capers. This dish also tasted very good as leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2007
made this lastnight for myself and my 2 children. we've never had spaghetti squash before and this was DELISH!! we loved it!! i used turkey italian sauage and it was great. next time i'll cut bach on the red pepper flakes it was alittle to spicy for the kids but other then that i'll make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2005
Not bad. I don't care for either spaghetti squash nor ground turkey and this was a decent way to fix both. However even for our Tex-Mex-spicy-loving family this was too hot. I'd halve the red pepper flakes. As is it left my lips and mouth feeling burnt. Read More
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