Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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This recipe proves that healthy and comfort food really CAN coexist! This recipe is packed with nutrients but feels like something grandma used to make.

The best part? You could totally use your own twist on the recipe by subbing out the broccoli with other veggies you enjoy like mushrooms, bell peppers, cauliflower, or sun-dried tomatoes (just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing!).

SERVINGS: 4

COOK TIME: 1 Hour

7 INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS:

  • Spaghetti Squash (medium)

  • 12 ozs Pork Sausage (casings removed)

  • Garlic (cloves, minced)

  • 1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder

  • 1 2/3 cups Organic Coconut Milk (from the can)

  • 4 cups Broccoli (chopped into florets)

  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

HOW TO:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425oF (218oC). Cut the spaghetti squash in half through its belly, remove the seeds and place flesh-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until cooked through.

  2. While the squash is cooking, cook the sausages over medium heat on a pan. Break them up with the back of a wooden spoon until crumbled and cooked through (about 6 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Using the same pan, add the garlic and saute for one minute, then add the arrowroot flour. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the coconut milk. Whisk until the arrowroot powder is dissolved and mixed in. Let it simmer until it thickens.

  4. Remove the squash from the oven and use a fork to scrape out the “noodles” and add them to a casserole dish. Top with the sausage, broccoli and sauce and season with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the broccoli is cooked through.

  5. Remove the casserole from the oven, and divide onto plates. Enjoy!

NOTES:

No Arrowroot Powder

Use cornstarch, tapioca powder or brown rice flour instead.

Leftovers

Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to three days. Reheat in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 350.

Likes it Spicy

Serve with red pepper flakes or hot sauce.

NUTRITION:

Calories 532

Fat 43g

Carbs 24g

Fiber 4g

Sugar 3g

Protein 15g

Did you try the recipe? Did you like it? Let me know! I’d love to hear from you by email at Ashley@AshleyBrownFitnessNutrition.com OR on Instagram at @ashleybrownfitnessnutrition.

Enjoy!

Ashley Brown