A fun way to make spaghetti squash the main event in this unique and filling dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 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). Coat large baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place spaghetti squash cut-side down in prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until spaghetti squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 45 minutes. Turn squash over and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove spaghetti squash from oven. Scrape the strands from the skin and place into a large bowl.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Italian sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is brown and crumbly, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove sausage.

  • Return skillet to heat; add 1 tablespoon olive oil, spring onions, and garlic, cook and stir until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, red peppers, and Italian seasoning and continue to cook and stir until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir spaghetti squash and feta cheese into vegetable mixture; cook and stir until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Stir sausage into vegetable mixture; season with salt and lemon pepper. Sprinkle tomato and parsley on top to serve.

Nutrition Facts

422.7 calories; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 22.2g 7% DV; fat 30.2g 47% DV; cholesterol 58.6mg 20% DV; sodium 1199.3mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2016
Delicious dish. However, the instructions are unnecessarily difficult. These are the changes in procedure that I made: Poked the spaghetti squash with a sharp knife a few time and microwaved on high for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool enough to handle while preparing remainder of dish. Used no oil to cook Italian sausage, and added the green pepper when I cooked the onion. I had no fresh tomato, but always keep diced tomatoes in stock. I drained a can and added to the cooked ingredients to heat through. Then when those were ready, I cut the spaghetti squash in half, shredded and continued with remainder of recipe. This is a keeper and I will be making it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2017
I will not make this again I followed the instructions exactly. This was a disappointment after reading all the rave reviews this got.I did not think it had much flavor. What I thought gave the recipe the most flavor was the Italian sausage. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2016
Delicious dish. However, the instructions are unnecessarily difficult. These are the changes in procedure that I made: Poked the spaghetti squash with a sharp knife a few time and microwaved on high for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool enough to handle while preparing remainder of dish. Used no oil to cook Italian sausage, and added the green pepper when I cooked the onion. I had no fresh tomato, but always keep diced tomatoes in stock. I drained a can and added to the cooked ingredients to heat through. Then when those were ready, I cut the spaghetti squash in half, shredded and continued with remainder of recipe. This is a keeper and I will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2015
This was very good. My only change was using spicy chicken Italian sausage and probably more seasoning. I am a salt freak. :) Oh yeah.. I also cooked the squash in the microwave because I did not want to heat up the kitchen on a very hot day Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2016
I was pleasantly surprised how good this was. I have had spaghetti squash mixtures in the past and they were just so-so this was good. I did simplify the recipe by cooking the spaghetti squash in the microwave. I think you can add any vegetables you want to this and it will just improve it. I had mushrooms I needed to use up and I threw in a can of sliced olives to go with the mediterranean style even more. I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
Made this delicious recipe as written with the exceptions of cooking the spaghetti squash in the microwave for 12 minutes and I adding a few sliced green olives at the end when heating the entire dish. The results was a very yummy healthy and filling dinner and we will definitely be making it again. Thank you Jenny for a great recipe. CO Karen Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2017
I really liked this. I cooked my squash in the oven rather than the microwave as so many suggested. It came out perfect. I used Italian turkey sausage. I think next time I'll leave the meat out all together and add some fennel seed to boost the flavor. It was delicious as written however. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
I really loved this dish. I substituted vegetarian Italian sausage for the meat sausage. It was was delicious and healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2017
Everyone in the family loved it. Even my 2 teenage sons that are no fans of squash. Only thing I changed was to add black olives on top. We will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
My wife loved this. I used quartered grape tomatoes instead of slicing a regular tomato as I think they hold up a little better during cooking. I misjudged the squash and over cooked it so the texture was a little soft but the flavor was fine. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2017
Yummy! I used crumbled Italian sausage sprinkled some packet Italian dressing seasoning along with some weber's garlic season on it while cooking. I also mixed in some Parmesan cheese and added shredded mozzarella on top. Hubby said it was a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2017
I will not make this again I followed the instructions exactly. This was a disappointment after reading all the rave reviews this got.I did not think it had much flavor. What I thought gave the recipe the most flavor was the Italian sausage. Read More
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