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Spicy Asian Spaghetti Squash

The first time I ever tried this recipe, I was extremely skeptical. Spaghetti squash, sausage, Sriracha, and Hoisin sauce? It sounded, well, a little weird. However it’s not weird at all, it’s delicious. I constantly make it for quick meals and lately have switched from chicken sausage to leaner vegetarian crumbles and have started adding some veggies. It’s hearty, vegetarian, low-carb, and delish. Even my meat loving, veggie averse friends will dig in.

Spicy Asian Spaghetti Squash
Servings: 4 servings
Serving Size: about 1 cup
Nutritional Info: 143.5 calories, 3.9g of fat, 11.5g of carbohydrates, 3.3g of fiber, 2.8g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 tsp. olive oil and cooking spray
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 package Gimme Lean sausage crumbles (14 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp. Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp. Hoisin sauce

Instructions

  1. First you will need to cook your spaghetti squash. The easiest way to cook it is in the microwave. Lately my favorite way to do it is to just stab a bunch of holes in the squash, like you are cooking a potato and then throw the whole thing in the microwave for 10 minutes. It should be soft when you take it out.
  2. In a saute pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Spray with cooking spray and add the onions and garlic. Cook for five minutes or until it becomes fragrant and begins to soften. Stir in the spinach and cook for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add the vegetarian crumbles and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks, until cooked through and slightly browned.
  4. Add the sriracha and hoisin sauce and stir together. Let hang out and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the spaghetti squash and serve.

Adapted from White on Rice Couple

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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7 Response to Spicy Asian Spaghetti Squash

  1. BusyWorkingMama on April 11, 2013

    This looks delicious! I’m a huge fan of spaghetti squash – love the spicy version!

    Reply
  2. Regina Siciliano on April 11, 2013

    I will give it a try.I love anything spicy.Where do get the vegetarian crumbles?

    Reply
    • Kristen on April 12, 2013

      I am able to purchase them in my local grocery store where all the other refrigerated meatless products are.

      Reply
      • marie ferrara on April 15, 2013

        It can be found where they have the veggie burgers

        Reply
  3. Shelli on April 12, 2013

    I assume the spinach is fresh as opposed to frozen?

    Reply
    • Kristen on April 12, 2013

      Yes, I used fresh spinach, but frozen would be fine as well. Just defrost it first and press out the extra liquid. Any amount would work, just depends on your preference.

      Reply
  4. Regina Siciliano on April 12, 2013

    I am cooking it tonight.Can’t wait.

    Reply

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