summer garden spaghetti

Gather a few fresh veggies from your garden and make this delightful new spaghetti recipe tonight! Combine your fresh cherry tomatoes with tasty browned sausage and onions then spread over hot roasted spaghetti squash. Top it off with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Now ~ Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor

Makes: 4 or double recipe for 8

Ingredients:

I medium spaghetti squash
1/2 small onion cut into slivers
2 pints cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
1 pint small homegrown tomatoes such as Romas or Camparis
(you will need a total of 4 cups tomatoes halved if cherries/grapes and quartered if larger)
1 lb Swaggerty’s bulk sausage, browned & well drained
1 Tbsp dried Thyme leaves
1/8 tsp garlic powder
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese shredded for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half & scrape out seeds. Discard.
  3. Place squash, cut side down, on a greased baking sheet.Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until squash pulls away in strands with a fork. Set aside, keeping warm.
  4. In a large skillet heat 3 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Add cut tomatoes and slivered onions to the skillet. Sprinkle in thyme leaves, garlic powder, salt & black pepper. Stir together to coat tomatoes and onions with olive oil and seasonings. Turn heat to medium. Saute until tomatoes collapse and release their juices. About 15-20 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Add in browned sausage crumbles and mix well. Set aside keeping warm.
  6. To serve use a fork to pull spaghetti squash strands away from the shell of the squash. Divide “spaghetti” squash evenly among serving dishes and top with hot tomato-sausage sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Notes:

Spaghetti Squash is readily found in most supermarkets such as Krogers and Walmarts. They are low in carbohydrates compared to pasta. When baked they soften and the strands of the squash can be used like any spaghetti noodle. Baking the squash brings out a nutty flavor that works well with any pasta sauce. Just another way to eat healthier and serve your family delicious meals.

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