Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash


Easy gluten-free dinner for the family.

close up view of Italian Sausage Spaghetti with cheese garnished with fresh herbs, in a white bowl with a fork
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 9x13-inch casserole dish


  • 1 (3 pound) spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 rib celery, chopped

  • 1 small carrot, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place squash, cut sides down, on baking sheet.

  2. Bake squash in the preheated oven until it starts to soften, about 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until easily pierced with a knife, about 25 minutes more. Remove from the oven and cool until easily handled.

  3. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes; remove from skillet. Add onion, celery, and carrot to the skillet; cook and stir in sausage drippings until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir cooked sausage, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, and garlic into the skillet. Simmer sauce until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

  4. Use a fork to scrape insides of squash into spaghetti strands. Transfer strands to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Spoon sauce over strands and stir to combine. Cover with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven oven until bubbly and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 363mg 8%

* 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.

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