Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Rings

So you guys probably know by now how much I LOVE spaghetti squash haha! The only thing that holds me up from making it ALL the time is that it does take quite a bit of time to cook in the oven. So today I tried out something new…cutting the spaghetti squash into slices instead of halves, thinking it would take less time and it actually exceeded my expectations in every way!!!

Here is what you need:

1 large spaghetti squash

1/2 onion

1 clove of garlic

1 lb ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1 cup spinach

Pesto, to taste

Parmesan cheese, to taste

red pepper chili flakes, to taste

Approximate servings: 2-3

Here’s how you make it:

So first, I sliced up my squash into rings (scooped out the seeds of course) and put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes (half the time as it normally takes to cook spaghetti squash) or until they started to get a little brown and the inside was easily shreddable!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While my squash was in the oven, I sautéed 1/2 an onion and 1 clove of garlic in some olive oil. Once those cooked down I browned 1 lb of ground turkey. Next I added 1/2 a cup of chopped tomatoes and 1 cup of spinach and cooked down for 1-2 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the squash was done, I added the ground turkey mix and topped with a scoop of pesto, red pepper flakes and shredded parmesan cheese and WOW….seriously, you guys have to try!!! My new fav weeknight meal!