Spicy Spaghetti Squash

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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.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 green onions, minced

  • 12 ounces ground white meat turkey

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons red wine

  • 2 teaspoons capers

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

154 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.