Spaghetti Squash Recipe (page 3 and page 4) from Justin’s Hearty Recipes, a healthy post-transplant cookbook for heart/organ transplant recipients.
Spaghetti Squash comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The most common example we see it is yellow. When raw, it has the flesh of a regular squash, but when cooked it has strings similar to spaghetti.updated_Edited-Recipes
4-6 Servings / Serves 4-6
- Spaghetti Squash – smallest size possible
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 3 cloves garlic – minced
- ½ medium size onion – minced
- 1 jar store bought marinara
- 2 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon light olive oil
- ½ teaspoon + ½ teaspoon dill
- ½ teaspoon + ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon + ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut spaghetti squash in half, and remove seeds and excess strands.
- Spread 2 tablespoons light olive oil, ½ teaspoon dill, ½ teaspoon thyme, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, salt, and pepper onto spaghetti squash.
- For each Brussels sprout, cut off the stem and then in halves. If the Brussels sprout is large, cut in quarters.
- Spread 2 tablespoons light olive oil, ½ teaspoon dill, ½ teaspoon thyme, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, salt, and pepper onto Brussels sprouts.
- Cover two pans with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and lay spaghetti squash flesh side down on one pan, and Brussels sprouts on the other pan.
- In the oven, place spaghetti squash on the top rack, and Brussels sprouts on the lower rack. Roast in preheated oven (385°F) for 25 minutes.
- On medium to high heat, add 1 tablespoon light olive oil to a pan. Sauté the onions until translucent and coated with oil, about 2 minutes.
- Add garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then add the ground turkey.
- Let turkey cook until opaque, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in marinara sauce and mix with turkey. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Bring sauce to boil or until thoroughly heated.
- Let spaghetti squash cool. After cooled, scrape the flesh out of the squash. The scraped squash should come out as spaghetti strands.
- Serve spaghetti squash with sauce and Brussels sprouts.