Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Vegetarian Crumbles - Slender Kitchen
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281
Calories 
34g
Carbs 
6g
Fat 
38g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Recently I have heard from a lot of readers wanting more vegetarian pasta dishes that utilize spaghetti squash instead of pasta. However in my opinion this can be a bit tricky because while it's easy to make something delicious, it's hard to make sure there is enough protein to truly satisfy as a main dish. Using vegetarian proteins is one solution to this problem. In this recipe, I used vegetarian crumbles to make a simple spaghetti squash, garlic, kale, and Parmesan cheese pasta dish that's low in calories but high in protein.

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Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Vegetarian Crumbles

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Ingredients

4
  • 6 cups spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. vegetarian crumbles
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 U lemon (juice only)

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281
Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 1 129mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate 34g
12%
Dietary Fiber 11g
43%
Sugars 5g
Protein 38g

Directions

  1. Prepare the spaghetti squash: Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Roast cut side down on a baking sheet for 40-45 minutes until tender. Alternatively, pierce the squash with a knife all over. Microwave for 10-12 minutes until tender. Carefully cut in half and scoop out seeds.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the crumbles in a pan until warmed through. Add the kale and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the broth and scrape up any browned bits in the pan. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes until kale is tender.
  4. Add spaghetti squash to the pan and stir together. Top with Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.
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