Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the game on this one, but it’s delicious enough to where I don’t even care. Spaghetti squash has been a pretty popular alternative to pasta for a while now, and for good reason. It has a very similar texture to angel hair pasta, contains potassium and B-6 vitamins, and is filling without the added bloat.
Spaghetti squash is a great subsitute for the pasta lover. If you’re like me, and eat pasta more than once a week, I would highly suggest replacing one of those meals with this alternative. Don’t get me wrong, traditional pasta will always remain close to my heart, but if you’re wanting a lighter meal to prep you for the warmer seasons, opt out for that spaghetti for this:
1. spaghetti squash
2. handfull of kale
3. half pound of ground turkey
4. half an onion
4. 4 basil leaves
5. marinara sauce
6. 1/2 tsp salt
7. 1/2 tsp pepper
- drizzle olive oil into pan, add onion and ground turkey and cook on medium high heat.
- while the turkey browns, puncture spaghetti squash with knife a few times. This will make sure the squash does not explode in microwave. Put spaghetti squash into a microwave safe dish and add half an inch of water. Cook in microwave for 5 minutes, turn spaghetti squash on opposite side, and cook in microwave for another 5 minutes.
- Once turkey is browned, add half a jar of marinara sauce. let simmer.
- chop kale and basil together, and add to the meat sauce.
- Add salt and pepper to meat sauce and stir.
- take spaghetti squash out of microwave and cut in half (vertically). Scoop out the seeds. Then scrape the inside with a fork to get spaghetti like strands.
- Dish onto plate, then add meat sauce on top.