Chicken Sausage “Faux” Pasta

Chicken Sausage "Faux" Pasta
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Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Italian chicken sausage links
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14.5 oz. can Italian-diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half; scoop out seeds. Brush spaghetti squash with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place squash rind-side up in a baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until you are able to gently pull spaghetti squash strands from the rind. Remove all of the squash from the rind; set aside.
  2. Heat grill pan over medium heat and cook sausage 10-12 minutes on each side or until thoroughly cooked. Slice into 3/4″ pieces.
  3. Sauté 1 tablespoon olive oil and minced garlic in a pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Add diced tomatoes to pan; continue to cook for 4-5 minutes. Add spaghetti squash to pan and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add spinach to pan and allow to wilt. Gently mix feta cheese and sausage pieces into spaghetti squash mixture.

NOTES

Dairy-free: Omit feta.
Paleo: Omit feta.

Gina Schade

Gina Schade

Gina is a certified health coach, author of The 90/10 Life Cookbook and director at Beautycounter. She helps her clients create a toxin-free complexion they feel 100% confident in!

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