Pesto Spaghetti Squash Skillet with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage


Weeknight dinners just got easier with this recipe for roasted spaghetti squash tossed in a skillet of smoked sausage, bell pepper, onion, and pesto.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
53 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
4 servings


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, bias-sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ½ cup pre-made basil pesto

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. With a fork, pierce squash halves several times. Rub the inside of the halves with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. On a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet, arrange squash, flesh side down. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until very tender.

  3. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Cook and stir sausage, red pepper, and onion 6 to 8 minutes or until sausage is browned and pepper and onion are crisp-tender.

  4. Cool baked squash slightly. Shred insides with a fork. Add spaghetti squash to skillet and cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  5. Just before serving, carefully stir in pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

648 Calories
52g Fat
24g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 648
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1343mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 46mg 230%
Calcium 325mg 25%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 391mg 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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