PointsPlus Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash Recipe

PointsPlus Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash Recipe
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Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash
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Garlicky-Kielbasa Spaghetti Squash

The combination of kielbasa and delicate spaghetti squash gets an extra bite from a hefty serving of garlic in this deliciously healthy recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds raw spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 ounces kielbasa, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the squash, skin-side up, on a large baking sheet and prick skin all over with a fork. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes.

After squash has cooked for 35 minutes, warm the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add kielbasa, garlic, and cumin. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes; set aside until squash is done.  

Remove the squash from the oven and scrape flesh into the skillet using a fork (will resemble spaghetti strands). Toss together until evenly combined and season with salt and pepper. 

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.