Italian Sausage Spaghetti Squash

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Easy gluten-free dinner for the family.


  • 1 (3 pound) spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place squash, cut sides down, on baking sheet.

Bake squash in the preheated oven until it starts to soften, about 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until easily pierced with a knife, about 25 minutes more. Remove from the oven and cool until easily handled.

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes; remove from skillet. Add onion, celery, and carrot to the skillet; cook and stir in sausage drippings until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir cooked sausage, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, and garlic into the skillet. Simmer sauce until flavors combine, about 15 minutes.

Use a fork to scrape insides of squash into spaghetti strands. Transfer strands to a 9×13-inch casserole dish. Spoon sauce over strands and stir to combine. Cover with mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven oven until bubbly and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 1 hr 40 mins / Total time: 2 hrs

Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 9×13-inch casserole dish

Calories: 167.8

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