Jackson’s Saucy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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Jackson’s Sassy, Saucy Spaghetti Squash

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The following recipe was a favorite of a contestant on this past Biggest Loser season named Jackson.

Jackson’s Sassy, Saucy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Jackson stated that this was his favorite recipe that he ate almost every day while he was on the Biggest Loser ranch. It is packed with nutrient dense vegetables and is a great source of fiber. It’s also very low in calories so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Printable RecipeJackson’s Saucy Spaghetti Squash (PDF Document)

(Makes 4 Servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 8 oz Ground Turkey or Turkey Sausage
  • 2 Cups Low-Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
  • ½ Large Onion, Diced (Jackson prefers Red)
  • 1 ½ cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 3 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 4 Tbs. Mozzarella Cheese (Optional)
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

1. Cut either end off of the spaghetti squash. Cut it in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out all of the guts. Wrap both halves in plastic wrap and throw in the microwave for about 10 minutes.

2. While your squash is cooking, begin to brown the turkey and sauté your onions and mushrooms. Season with salt and garlic.

Jackson: “Most chefs will tell you to cook your meat and vegetables in separate pans. I, however, hated doing dishes and, therefore, choose to ignore most chefs.”

3. Once your turkey is brown add the spaghetti sauce and spinach to the pan. Cook until the sauce is hot and the spinach has wilted down.

4. While your sauce is heating up, take your spaghetti squash and begin to shred it with a fork. If it doesn’t shred easily, put it back in the microwave until it begins to fall apart.

5. Put 1cup of shredded squash with 1 cup of the turkey/sauce mixture on a plate. Top with one Tbs. of Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with Salt and Pepper if desired. Serve with a GENEROUS portion of steamed veggies or a side salad (Jackson’s favorite is the steamed broccoli).

Jackson: “I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I found it to be an awesome way for me to enjoy one of my favorite dishes (spaghetti) without the extra carbohydrates and processed, white noodles. Try to experiment by substituting veggies with some of the ingredients in your favorite dishes. You’ll be shocked by how much you can still enjoy your favorite foods and begin to drop weight!”

Nutrition facts provided by Dr. Dansinger

Per serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Total fat: 6.4 g
  • Sat Fat 2g
  • Carb 30 g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 21g
  • Cholest. 43mg
  • Sodium 332 mg

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