Low Carb Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Pasta

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347 CALORIES 22g CARBS 16g FAT 28g PROTEIN
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Flavor filled turkey sausage, diced Italian tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms all come together in a creamy sauce and make this dish really sing.  Luckily most of the hard work is done for you since the sausage packs in so much flavor on it's own.  Then a simple creamy sauce is built using cream cheese and Parmesan and in under 30 minutes you have a delicious, veggie packed, low carb pasta dish. 

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The Recipe

Low Carb Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Pasta

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 U spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey sausage
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 14 oz. can diced Italian tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 oz. light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup basil

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake for about 1 hour on a baking sheet with the cut side down. 
To microwave cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds. Place on a microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave 8-9 minutes or until soft. Scrape out all the flesh.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Brown the sausage until no longer pink. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until becoming translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes. Stir in the cream cheese and Parmesan. Stir to create a creamy sauce. Add water/broth as needed to thin out the sauce.
  5. Add the spinach and cook 3-4 minutes until wilted.
  6. Stir in the spaghetti squash and fresh basil.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347
Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 98mg
32%
Sodium 1110mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
8%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 9g
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
2 Comments
On Low Carb Creamy Tomato, Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Pasta
February 1, 2017 - 10:27
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If I didn't have the squash, I'd probably specialize 3 or 4 zucchini.
I added a chopped up zucchini and a half bag of spinach besides the squash. Yum!
February 20, 2016 - 01:28
I live in a country where I cannot buy spaghetti squash! Any idea how many zucchini I would need to make this with zoodles?
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