Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash

For some reason I always forget about spaghetti squash! It’s the perfect alternative for pasta, and it really adds a unique flavor that you can’t get from regular noodles. Check out this recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb venison sausage (or Italian sausage)
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 16oz half and half
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 cups fresh arugula (1 3/4 cups for cooking, 1/4 cup for garnish)
  • 3 cups broccoli florets

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make cutting the squash easier, cut 3-4 slits down the center length wise and place in the microwave for five minutes. Then place the squash on a cutting board and cut it in half! Scoop out the seeds, and place face down on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Time to cook the venison! Place a large pan over medium heat and add in the venison(or sausage). Ground up into pieces until no longer pink, and then drain all of the grease out.
  5. Remove squash from the oven and set aside. Add mushrooms, onions, and minced garlic into the large pan that was used to cook the sausage. Once they begin to soften, add in the half and half, and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes. Add in the pepper, salt, garlic powder, and parsley.
  6. Add the venison sausage back into the large pan with the half and half mixture and stir together. Allow to simmer and thicken up, then add 1 3/4 cups of the arugula and the broccoli florets. Combine all together and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Almost time to eat! Take a fork and scrape out the spaghetti squash noodles. In a large pot add in the sauce and noodles and mix together.
  8. Scope the pasta mixture back into spaghetti squash shell. Feel free to add a dash of fresh Parmesan cheese too, along with some more arugula. ENJOY! It’s just as good the next day too!!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 28 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for four years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is two, and Payton Jeanne is our newest baby girl who was born this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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