“Good For You” Sausage & Peppers

The sausage & peppers are served over a bowl of spaghetti squash. By doing this, you save on your carb intake and while the squash is higher on the GI scale than some vegetables, it is a much better option than pasta.

Ingredients:

1 medium spaghetti squash
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
6 turkey or chicken sausage links
4 bell peppers (1 red, 1 orange, 1 green, 1 yellow)
1 large red onion
3 tbsp. light olive oil
2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

Directions:

Spaghetti Squash:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice the spaghetti squash lengthwise & scoop out all seeds
  3. With a pastry brush, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and brush the meat of the squash
  4. Place face down on an ungreased baking sheet & bake for 45-60 minutes
  5. After baking, take a fork & run it lengthwise through the flesh of the squash to create the “spaghetti” 

Sausage & Peppers:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage (approximately 10-15 minutes) over med heat
  2. Slice peppers & onions into strips & cut in half
  3. Removed sausage and place on paper towel to remove excess oil (do not drain pan)
  4. Slice each sausage into 4-5 pieces & place in a bowl
  5. Add peppers & onions to hot skillet and add the light olive oil & Italian seasoning. Sautee above for approximately 5 minutes over a medium heat (until onions look translucent)
  6. Add sliced sausage, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. 

To serve: In a bowl, place 1 cup of spaghetti squash and top off with 4-5 slices of sausage and add in the amount of peppers & onions as desired.

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