Hope you know how to accept compliments in Italian! It'll come in handy when the family tries this delicious Spaghetti Squash Italiano.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 spaghetti squash (2-3/4 lb.)
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 onion, finely chopped
1 each red and green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Pierce squash several times with tip of sharp knife or fork to allow steam to escape. Place squash in shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 min. or just until squash is softened, turning every 5 min. Set aside.
Heat oven to 475ºF. Crumble sausage into large nonstick skillet; cook on medium-high heat 2 min. or until evenly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in onions; cook and stir 5 min. Add peppers and garlic; cook 5 min., stirring occasionally.
Cut squash in half; remove and discard seeds. Scoop out squash strands. Add to sausage mixture; mix lightly. Stir in pasta sauce. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; cover.
Bake 20 to 25 min. or until heated through. Meanwhile, combine cheese and parsley.
Sprinkle cheese mixture over squash. Bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Light Dressing, and a loaf of crusty bread to soak up all the delicious juices.
Since microwave ovens vary in wattage, you may have to adjust the cooking time needed to microwave the squash.
For a Spicy Dish
If you like spicy foods, try preparing with hot Italian sausage. Otherwise, use a sweet Italian sausage.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 8 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.