Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sausage & Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Pie




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
5 eggs
1 tsp. salt
Black pepper
Cheddar cheese (I used 3 oz)

Cook spaghetti squash.  Oven: Cut lenthwise, 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 lenthwise, 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

One Year Ago...










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This is linked with:

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe and Project Linky at It's a Keeper
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Gallery of Favorites at 21st Century Housewife
Friday Favorites at Simple Sweet Home
I'm Lovin' It at Tidy Mom
Ultimate Recipe Swap: Squash at Life as Mom
Made By You Monday at Skip to My Lou

Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

10 comments:

  1. I'll take a HUGE serving please!

    This sounds so tasty! It would definitely get me out of bed in the morning!

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  2. Interesting. I would have never thought about spaghetti squash for a breakfast bake. Looks delish!

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  3. There's no shame in a happy dance for food! lol. I loved this one too and like the changes you made by adding onion and green pepper-I'll have to try that!

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  4. I love spaghetti squash too! And this looks like a recipe that I won't want to miss - thanks for sharing.

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  5. When I was little, my mom bought spaghetti squash and we didn't like it. Guess I should give it another try because this looks great!

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  6. This sounds great. It will definitely be breakfast for supper at my house one day soon. :)

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  7. Hi Debbi,
    I really love the sausage and squash combination, and it is a great idea to make a casserole, it looks delicious. I am going to make this very soon, maybe in the morning. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. This sounds wonderful - I love that it has the squash in it! Thank you for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe with the Gallery of Favorites.

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Debbie, this is such a wonderful idea! I don't like start my day with too many carbs. I have a spaghetti squash sitting on my counter and will give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Gallery.

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