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Baked spaghetti squash

10
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
33 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Believe it or not, there's absolutely no need for noodles in this savoury, delicious entrée. Squash is more than ready to step in and put a new spin on one of mom’s tried-and-true classics, and you'll barely be able to taste the difference. It takes about a half an hour to make and requires fewer than 10 ingredients thanks to using store-bought pasta sauce. The squash is also softened in the microwave before baking the "spaghetti" strands for extra ease in preparation and minimal cleanup. With the melty goodness of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese to tie everything together, you'll find that this recipe is a total crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

Uncooked spaghetti squash

3 pound(s)

Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s), extra virgin

Garlic clove(s)

4 clove(s), small, chopped

Cooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

16 oz

Bottled pasta sauce

16 oz

Dried oregano

½ tsp(s)

Dried basil

½ tsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Put halves in microwave safe dish flesh side down with water 1/4 inch of the way up and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender and the squash can easily be scooped out with a fork.
  3. While squash is in microwave, sauté garlic in olive oil until aromatic, then add turkey and brown. Add pasta sauce and heat through.
  4. Toss "spaghetti" strands into turkey sauce mixture and transfer to an oven safe casserole dish.
  5. Top with cheese and sprinkle with dried herbs. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.