Lean and Green Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

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Mar 10, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
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If you're not familiar with spaghetti squash then it's time you get acquainted! This simple to prepare Spaghetti Squash Lasagna recipe will have you wondering why you haven't been eating spaghetti this way your entire life. Light, delicious and 100% on plan!

 

Tip: If you do not like spicy heat you can reduce or omit the crushed red pepper flakes. This recipe call for several of the spices to be divided.

Do you love to dine on
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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
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entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on plan and satisfies your cravings!

Difficulty
Medium
Servings
4
Cooking Time
64 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Ingredients

  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash Halved
  • 4 tsp Olive Oil Divided
  • 1 tsp Salt Divided
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Divided
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1(14.5oz.) can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Basil Divided
  • 1 tsp Whole Leaf Oregano Divided
  • 1/2 cup(s) Part-skim Ricotta
  • 1/2 cup(s) 1% Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup(s) Low-fat Mozzarela Shredded

Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Prepare the spaghetti squash. Cut in half, and remove seeds and pulp strands. Rub 1 teaspoon of olive oil into each half of squash and season each half with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt (optional) and pepper. Place each spaghetti squash half face down in a large baking dish and bake for 40 to 60 minutes, cook until the middle is tender and pulls apart easily.
  3. While the spaghetti squash is cooking in a large saucepan, saute garlic in remaining olive oil over a medium heat until fragrant. Add Turkey. Season with 1/4 teaspoon of each salt (optional) and pepper, and then cook until it has browned.
  4. Add tomatoes, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon each of basil and oregano. When the sauce starts to bubble, reduce heat to a simmer until it has thickened (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  5. Combine the ricotta and cottage cheese into a medium bow. Season with crushed red pepper flakes (optional) and the remaining basil, oregano, salt (optional), and pepper. Lightly mix until combined.
  6. When spaghetti squash is fully cooked, flip it in the baking dish so that it is now skin-side down. Lightly scrape flesh of squash with a fork to create spaghetti-like strands.
  7. Evenly divide the ricotta and cheese mixture between each squash half. Repeat with the meat sauce. Top each half with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Turn oven to broil, and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until cheese is browned and bubbling. Watch that it does not burn due to different oven temperatures. Serve immediately

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