Summer Squash Pasta or Spaghetti Recipe

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Summer Squash Spaghetti Recipe

We eat so many grains in our (S)tandard (A)merican (D)iet. Spaghetti summer squash is a low-carb stand-in for pasta and also contains folate for heart health. Makes 4 servings of summer squash spaghetti!

Summer Squash Ingredients

  • 3 pounds spaghetti squash, cut in half
  • 16 ounces pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups frozen peas
  • 12 ounces vegetarian Italian sausage, chopped
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Spaghetti Squash with Vegetarian Sausage summer squashDirections

  • Place squash halves in a microwaveable dish filled with ½ cup water. Cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.
  • Place pasta sauce, peas, and sausage in a large pan and heat for 7 minutes. After squash cools for 2 minutes, scrape strands out of the shell using a fork. Add to the pan and combine with the sauce mixture. Simmer for 8 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the ricotta cheese, salt, and pepper. Top the summer squash spaghetti with parmesan cheese.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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