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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Casserole (No Pasta Spaghetti ~ Low Carb ~ Trim Healthy Mama Style)

Tonight I'm sharing my recipe for No Pasta Spaghetti, a delicious Spaghetti Squash Casserole that is low carb and great for the THM lifestyle! I have to admit that we've not been sticking to our diet very well this week, but once I'm done at #SoFabCon14 this weekend, I'll get back on track!


What is SoFabCon, you ask? It's the annual Social Fabric conference here in Bentonville, Arkansas. You've seen my posts tagged #cbias---those are Social Fabric campaigns. The hashtag, #cbias, stands for Collective Bias, which is the parent company of the social media part that is Social Fabric. Clear as mud? :)

Anyway, I'm spending the next few days soaking up tips and tricks and networking with some great bloggers from all over! I'm really looking forward to getting away and just focusing on making this blog an even better place to hang out!


Here's that yummy recipe (inspired by Mrs. Criddle's Kitchen) and thanks for stopping by the Homemaking Party!



Spaghetti Squash Casserole

1 large spaghetti squash 
2 lbs. ground turkey
3 cloves minced garlic
1 diced zucchini
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 diced onion
29 oz. tomato sauce
1 TB. garlic powder
1 TB. onion powder
1 tsp. thyme or oregano
1 tsp. basil
salt & pepper
3 c. shredded mozzarella
1/2 c. dry parmesan cheese

Cut spaghetti squash in half and clean out inside. Prepare vegetables and set aside. Brown turkey and then add vegetables, cooking until medium tender. Add sauce and seasonings. You might want to add a little water if it seems to thick to safely simmer for awhile, but don't add too much as the vegetables will add liquid, as well. Simmer for an hour or so. 

Meanwhile, place squash in a baking pan and add water to cover 1/4 inch of pan bottom. Cook at 400º for 30-40 minutes, until tender. Let it cool on the counter while your sauce finishes simmering. Scrape out squash insides and add to meat sauce. Stir everything together and pour half into a 13x9 dish. Sprinkle half the mozzarella on top and do the same for a second layer. Sprinkle the parmesan on top, cover with foil, and bake on 350º for 30 minutes.

Looking for some great Trim Healthy Mama Recipes? Try these! 

THM Lunches & Dinners

Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken
Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl
Spaghetti Squash Casserole (No Pasta Spaghetti)
20 Squash Recipes
Baked Spinach and Pepperjack Chicken

THM Breakfasts

List of THM Breakfast Ideas
Chicken Ranch Omelette

THM Treats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy

THM Misc.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Make Your Own Chicken Stock & Broth
Zesty Burger Spread

17 comments:

  1. Yay! Can't wait to see you again! This casserole looks very yummy too!

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    1. It's great! The more sauce, the better!

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  2. I've made this before and it is delicious! The menfolk were not as crazy about but my DIL and I loved it! Have a great week!

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    1. My husband did say that he was glad it had a lot of sauce as he didn't think he'd prefer it over pasta without the extra sauce.

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  3. Good evening, Sarah! Thanks for hosting the party. Clear as mud? Yup. I don't understand all of that stuff and I'm not sure I ever will! Sometimes old dogs can't learn new tricks. ;)

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    1. Ha! No problem, Vickie! I'm just glad you've stopped by to join the party!

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  4. I love your recipe's which are always different from the norm. I also love how you mix real life in with good advice and ideas. Keep up the good work.

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  5. Oh have fun my friend! Can't wait to hear all about it! Thanks for having us!
    FABBY

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  6. Thanks for the party! That casserole sounds great. I am pinning for dinner one night.

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  7. Mm! We love Spaghetti Squash! I like to eat it plain with some Tabasco flavored salt! I also make a santa fe spaghetti squash casserole that we really enjoy!

    I linked up today and shared a recipe for a Ham & Broccoli Pot Pie Filling that I made using leftover spiral ham from Easter!

    Thanks so much for hosting!
    Alison
    Under the Big Oak Tree

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  8. Your spaghetti casserole looks delicious! Gotta try this soon.

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  9. This looks delicious - I hope you had an amazing time - can't wait to read what you've learned! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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