I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spaghetti Squash & Chicken Sausage Bake

Soooooo good.   Just as good if you want it meatless and leave out the chicken sausage.   Even a couple of the picky babies like this one.   This is 265 calories with the sausage, 172 calories without the sausage.

(serves 6)

*1 large spaghetti squash, halved & seeded
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*2 teaspoons olive oil
*1 red bell pepper, chopped
*1 green pepper, chopped
*1 yellow squash, sliced thin
*1 zucchini squash, sliced thin
*1 large onions, sliced thin
*4 garlic cloves, minced
*1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
*1 (12 ounce) package of chicken sausage (I use sun dried tomato type), sliced
*1 tablespoon italian seasoning
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
*1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Spray a baking sheet with a cooking spray
~Sprinkle cut side of squash with 1/2 salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, & garlic powder.
~Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on prepared baking sheet.
~Pierce shell of squash with a fork 4 or 5 times on each side
~Bake for 50 minutes, or until a sharp knife can be inserted easily.
~Remove squash from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
~Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
~In a large skillet heat up olive oil.
~Saute green & red pepper for about 5 minutes.
~Add yellow squash & zucchini and sauté for around 4 minutes.
~Add onions, garlic, & chicken sausage, cook until veggies are tender & chicken is done.
~Add sliced tomatoes, and cook for 1 minute.
~Once cooled a little, scoop out stringy pulp of 1/2 of the squash into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
~Spread evenly in pan.
~Add half of the veggie mixture evenly over the spaghetti squash.
~Sprinkle 1/4 cup feta cheese over top of the veggie mixture.
~Sprinkle 1/4 cup parmesan cheese over feta cheese.
~Scoop out spaghetti squash from the other half and spread over cheeses.
~Add remaining veggie mixture.
~Add remaining feta & parmesan cheese.
~Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
~Cut into 6 servings.

~Layer raw spinach before baking.
~Omit chicken sausage
~Add shredded chicken
~Add 1 cup mozzarella cheese to top, before baking.
~Add 1 can of tomato sauce before baking.

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