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Spaghetti Squash Pie

Spaghetti Squash Pie

This recipe cuts carbs by using spaghetti squash in place of pasta. At the grocery, get pizza sauce and applesauce without any added sugar.

serves 4 to 6

  • 1 small spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 13- to 16-ounce package ground bulk chicken sausage, turkey sausage or Italian sausage (We used Isernio Italian sausage.)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 cup pizza sauce or seasoned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil plus 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, or 11/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten, at room temperature
  • 2-3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

For the spaghetti squash, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place spaghetti squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet. Bake squash in the preheated oven until cooked through and you can easily pierce the squash with a fork, about 25 minutes or so. This may be done ahead of time and set aside, refrigerated, until ready to use. When cool enough to handle, comb out strands of squash with a fork and place in a greased or sprayed 8 x 11-inch baking dish.

For the casserole, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and stir sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until sausage browns and is broken up into pieces, adding garlic in at the end so it doesn’t overcook.

Remove from heat, drain any excess oil and stir in pizza sauce, spinach, bell pepper, applesauce, basil, oregano and black pepper. Spread mixture over squash in baking dish. Pour eggs over turkey mixture.

Mix everything together until egg is just combined.

Top casserole with Parmesan cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until mixture is bubbling and top browns, about 1 hour. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.



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It would be nice if there was a "print" link to your recipes that would eliminate the pictures and just print the recipe.

Thanks for the recipe.

When I print something out, I copy it into my word processor program first, and edit out the pictures. In fact, if you copy it using the "paste special - unformatted text" the pictures don't get included.

I am going to make this for Easter dinner.

If you use the Google Chrome browser, click print, and the 'print only' version comes up. If you DO want the pictures, highlight the recipe with the mouse, then click print and click SELECTION ONLY on the left of the print menu. It will be saved to your computer, at which point you can then print it out.

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