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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
53 mins
total:
1 hr 8 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

648 calories; protein 21.7g 43% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 51.8g 80% DV; cholesterol 76.4mg 26% DV; sodium 1342.5mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
The best Spaghetti Squash pesto and sausage I ever tasted! So easy to make too. I substituted the beef sausage for Hillshire Turkey sausage and used all natural pesto. My kids who are very picky thought this was very delicious. Doubled the recipe for two nights (for a family of 6). I will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2019
Did not care for it. Made it as a meal prep to have throughout the week and perhaps that was the issue. Maybe if I d have eaten it right away? I like all the ingredients but it didn t work for me. Also only used the cheapie Hilshire Farms Kielbasa..but then again that was my favorite part of the dish. I am erasing some recipes that I won t use again in order to downsize..and this will come off. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
The best Spaghetti Squash pesto and sausage I ever tasted! So easy to make too. I substituted the beef sausage for Hillshire Turkey sausage and used all natural pesto. My kids who are very picky thought this was very delicious. Doubled the recipe for two nights (for a family of 6). I will make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2018
This was an easy yummy dinner. Even my finicky husband who usually just wants a salad and a burger really liked it. I ll be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2019
We will definitely make this recipe again. Light and healthy with the perfect amount of zest from the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2018
Absolutely terrific. Made it exactly by the recipe. I would not change a thing. The spaghetti squash was very light and different from other dishes calling for angel hair or other pasta. Excellent!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2018
This is a great way to make spaghetti squash! I was a little apprehensive when I read the ingredients but the reviews convinced me to give it a try and I'm glad I did! I followed the recipe exactly using Kirkland Pesto from COSTCO. It was fantastic. And I think you could easily omit the Smoked Sausage if you wanted to make it completely vegetarian/ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2018
I did not make any changes & we loved it. I will make it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2019
First time making spaghetti squash and I have to say was pleasantly pleased and amazed!!! I think I would add less pesto next time but my boyfriend and I both liked it we were going to make a back up dinner in case we didn t like it and after it was finished decided there was no need. Served with hot Italian bread and a salad. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
love it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2018
Made this as the recipe directed and found it to be a good week night dinner as advertised. Seems to need some small flavor tweak to really make it shine but I can't think of what. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
11/02/2019
Did not care for it. Made it as a meal prep to have throughout the week and perhaps that was the issue. Maybe if I d have eaten it right away? I like all the ingredients but it didn t work for me. Also only used the cheapie Hilshire Farms Kielbasa..but then again that was my favorite part of the dish. I am erasing some recipes that I won t use again in order to downsize..and this will come off. Read More