October 31, 2013

Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash


This meal was a hit! Comfort food made healthy! I love spaghetti squash because it doesn't have much of a flavor, so it takes in the flavor of whatever you put on it.  

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 1/2 cups of Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups of Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup of Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Mozzarella Cheese
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half. I microwaved mine for about two minutes to soften it a bit so it would be easier to cut.
  3. Drizzle the spaghetti squash with a little bit of olive oil and salt.
  4. Put spaghetti squash on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 35 minutes.  Squash is done when it is  golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, cook turkey on medium heat until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Add marinara sauce and cottage cheese to the cooked ground turkey, let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. When the spaghetti squash is done, use a fork to scoop  out half of the spaghetti squash and add it to the turkey mixture and combine.
  8. Fill up the spaghetti squashes with the turkey mixture and top with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes and then broil for one minute to make the cheese golden brown.
  10. Enjoy!
This makes great leftovers! This cooked enough for my fiance and I to have it for dinner and for lunch the following day!

Jess



2 comments:

  1. sounds delicious - quick question...do you taste the cottage cheese?

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    1. No you can't taste it! Tastes like regular mozzarella cheese once its all melted. I am not a huge fan of cottage cheese, and I love it in this! Adds a ton of protein to the dish. You could leave it out and add a little mozzarella to the sauce.

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