Spinach and Artichoke Spaghetti Squash with Sausage - Slender Kitchen
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386
Calories 
31g
Carbs 
17g
Fat 
28g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(10 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Spinach and artichoke dip has always been one of my favorite things to eat. I have trouble resisting it on any menu and want to make it pretty much every weekend during football season. This past week, I was seriously craving some spinach artichoke dip but since I didn't want to make it dinner, I decided to pair it with spaghetti squash and chicken sausage. The spinach and artichoke makes a perfect creamy sauce and the spaghetti squash keeps the calorie count low and diet friendly.

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Spinach and Artichoke Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

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Ingredients

4
  • 4 U chicken sausages, sliced
  • 1 U large spaghetti squash
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz. frozen spinach, defrosted
  • 4 oz. low fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
25%
Saturated Fat 7g
37%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 90mg
30%
Sodium 978mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g

Directions

  1. Roast the spaghetti squash halves in a 400 degrees oven until soft, about 45 minutes OR pierce all over with a knife (keep whole) and microwave for 10-12 minutes until soft. Let cool slightly and scrape out squash to make noodles.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until soft. Add the garlic, oregano, and thyme. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the artichoke hearts and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once heated through, add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until melted and it creates a sauce. Stir in the spaghetti squash and sausage.
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