Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

As you may have noticed, I am a little bit obsessed with spaghetti squash. Searching for yet another way to incorporate it into a meal, I came up with Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”.

I started off with 3 bell peppers, 1 medium onion, and a couple of garlic cloves.

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I found this natural chicken sausage with Gruyere cheese at Target.

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Cut the sausage into slices.

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This particular sausage was fully cooked so I just browned it in a bit of olive oil to get some color and heat it through.

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When the sausage started to brown, I removed it and set it aside. Next I added a bit more oil to the pan and tossed in the peppers, onions, and garlic.

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When the onions and peppers started to soften, I added the sausage back in.

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I needed a tomato sauce for the pasta part of this dish. This is a great, affordable pasta sauce that doesn’t need doctoring up. It has lots of great flavors and worked perfectly for this recipe.

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While all of the other cooking and prepping was going on, I roasted a spaghetti squash. Dump about half of the jar of pasta sauce into a bowl. Scoop the hot spaghetti squash into the sauce.

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Add some shredded Parmesan cheese and toss to combine.

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The “pasta” and sausage and peppers are ready to serve.

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Put a scoop of the spaghetti squash on the plate and top with the sausage and peppers.

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To me, this meal felt like I was eating something heavy and decadent when in reality, it was quite light and healthy.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 small bell peppers – 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2-3 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1 roasted spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 jar marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 – 12 ounce package smoked chicken sausage

Directions

  • Roast a spaghetti squash (you can find directions for roasting here)
  • Slice peppers and onion
  • Chop garlic
  • Cut sausage into slices
  • In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of oil
  • Cook the sausage for 5-7 minutes on medium, until golden brown and starting to crisp
  • Remove sausage from pan and set aside
  • Add little bit more oil along with the peppers, onions, and garlic
  • Cook until the onions are softened and starting to brown
  • Add the sausage back in
  • Toss to combine
  • Remove from heat
  • Pour marinara sauce into a bowl and scrape warm spaghetti squash into the sauce
  • Add cheese
  • Toss to combine
  • Put some of the spaghetti squash mixture on the plate and top with the sausage and peppers

Enjoy!!

Jessica



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