Spaghetti squash is the new hashbrowns. Spaghetti squash is also the new rice, potatoes, crust, burrito filling... You get the picture. I've been using squash for a lot of things lately.
I actually get excited when I see a new recipe or think of a new idea for using spaghetti squash. It is super healthy, so low in calories and a perfect replacement for higher calorie crusts and fillings.
Breakfast casseroles are fantastic. Although my favorite time to eat them is dinner. Breakfast for dinner rocks.
I did a little happy dance when I saw Veronica's recipe for this Sausage and Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Pie. Seriously, no joke. I did the dance. :-)
This meal tasted fantastic. It had all the taste that you love on a breakfast casserole, without all the heavy calories. Squash makes me happy.
Sausage & Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Pie Recipe
Adapted from Veronica's Cornicopia
1 (3lb) spaghetti squash
8 oz. bulk sausage
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried sage
1 tsp. salt
Cheddar cheese (I used 3 oz)
Cook spaghetti squash. Oven: Cut lengthwise, spoon out seeds and place cut side down on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 until tender. Microwave: Cut lengthwise, spoon out seeds and place on a plate cut side down and microwave for about 10 - 12 minutes or until tender. Let cool a bit and rake out the squash with a fork. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Cook sausage in a pan, breaking apart so you have crumbles. Stir in onion and green pepper and cook for 3 -4 minutes until softened. Stir in sage and spaghetti squash. If the squash is very watery, you can cook the mixture a bit to help it evaporate.
Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 in. pan sprayed with cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper, then pour over the squash and sausage mixture. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cook for another 5 minutes until melted.
Total calories = 2000 calories
6 huge servings = 333 per serving
8 servings = 250 per serving
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.