Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Sausage is a low carb dish that's filling and packed with flavor from a homemade basil pesto and lean turkey sausage. Topped with melted cheese, this dish is one you will make again and again.
This healthy low carb Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Sausage makes an easy dinner that's is packed with protein, veggies, and a quick homemade basil pesto. For just 350 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, it make a great substitute for your favorite pesto pasta.
Sometimes the very best recipes are ones that happen completely by accident and necessity. This is one of those recipes. Originally I was planning on making a creamy basil spaghetti squash dish, which I probably will still make eventually, but I realized I had completely forgotten the cream element of the sauce. Staring at the ingredients and determined to make something for dinner, I immediately thought of pesto.
Not only is pesto the perfect vehicle for all the basil, it's something I absolutely love with spaghetti squash. It mimics some of my favorite pasta dishes and the pesto and slightly sweet spaghetti squash are made for each other. Then to pack in even more flavor, I added some browned lean turkey sausage. The seasoning of the sausage kicks up the flavor of the whole dish and adds protein to make it a more complete meal. You could use almost any protein you like - chicken, shrimp, ground turkey, tofu, or even white beans would work.
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