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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly


Spaghetti Squash Lasagna ~ Freezer Friendly

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

It’s summer time, yay! That also means it’s time to get down to business in the “eating a little healthier” department. I love regular spaghetti, but it’s time for me to tighten up on the healthy end. I think you’re going to love my solution. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is what I’ve come up with. It’s delicious, easy, and a little on the healthier side. I fell in love with the taste of this recipe, but so did the rest of my family. I’m hoping you enjoy this as much as we did.

Not only are we trying to hit the healthier market for the summer this recipe is freezer friendly. After all it might not be the most time friendly by the time you have to cook the spaghetti squash to turn it into spaghetti. You might as well make two at one time and pop one in the freezer. When your ready to use the second Spaghetti Squash Lasagna let it thaw in the fridge overnight and cook as directed. You might need to add a little extra time (up to 20 minutes) depending on whether yours was completely thawed or not.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
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Ingredients
  1. 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  4. 1 lb Italian sausage
  5. 1 24 oz jar Tomato Basil spaghetti sauce
  6. 4-5 leaves of basil chopped
  7. black pepper to taste
  8. 2 cups ricotta cheese
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese + extra for the top
  13. 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese + extra for the top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with non-stick spray Place squash halves cut side down on the baking sheet.
  2. Bake squash 50-60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife can be easily inserted. Remove from oven, and cool.
  3. Once cool remove spaghetti squash strands with a fork by scraping the squash out.
  4. Over medium heat, in a tiny bit of olive oil, sauté the onion and garlic until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan brown sausage and drain. Add onion & garlic back to the pan. Stir in spaghetti sauce basil, and black pepper.
  6. Cook for about 25 minutes, or until you have a medium thick sauce.
  7. In a separate bowl: Mix ricotta with egg, parsley & salt.
  8. In a 9x13 pan spread 1/3 of the meat sauce.
  9. Next use 1/2 of the spaghetti squash strands and distribute evenly over the sauce.(see picture)
  10. Top with half of the ricotta mixture, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, and parmesan
  11. Repeat layers top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes in a preheated oven, or until cheese melts and is brown at the edges.
Notes
  1. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is a healthier alternative for your summer eating. For those who have given up grains this is the perfect recipe to bring back a family favorite to your menu!
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Have you tried spaghetti squash lasagna before? What are your favorite spaghetti squash recipes?



Comments

  1. 28

    I have not tried lasagna made with this. I don’t care for squash but my husband does, he might like this!

  2. 27

    I love lasagna and I also like squash. I should try this.

  3. 26

    I’ve never made lasagna with spaghetti squash, and this looks so tasty. I need to give it a try!

  4. 25

    Oh that looks really good. I remember my mother making something similar to this from time to time when we were kids. This is comfort food for me.

    • 25.1
      Brandy says:

      It’s hard to pass up something that’s covered in cheese. Served with garlic bread and it’s a guaranteed hit in our house!

  5. 24
    Janice says:

    Wow! Great idea.

  6. 23
    tammileetips says:

    That looks amazing! I love using spaghetti squash in normal pasta recipes!

  7. 22
    Emily says:

    I love these freezer friendly ideas! I have the hardest time cutting open spaghetti squash!

  8. 21
    Brett Martin says:

    What an interesting combo! This sounds tasty. I think I’ll give it a try sometime this summer.

  9. 20
    Liz Mays says:

    Boy does that ever sound good and it’s such a nice change of pace from pasta. I’ll have to try this for sure!

  10. 19

    This sounds wonderful! Best of all I love that I can make it ahead of time and stick it in the freezer! Awesome! Will definitely give this a try! :)

    • 19.1
      Brandy says:

      Freezer meals are a must in our house. I figure if I am making the mess I might as well make double and safe clean-up on another night.

  11. 18
    kristin says:

    YUM!!! Sounds like a great meal for the fall. I just love squash in the fall!

  12. 17
    Debi says:

    I love spaghetti squash. I never tried it as lasagna

  13. 16

    I have always wanted to try this, but still haven’t. This may just be the recipe to push me, cause it sounds GREAT!!!

    • 16.1
      Brandy says:

      I don’t think you will be disappointed Jennifer. It’s a hit in our house served with garlic bread. The bread kind of defeats the purpose of swapping out the pasta but somethings my family just won’t give up.

  14. 15
    Amy Desrosiers says:

    This looks so good and is definitely something that I want to try out myself! I love a healthier way to make meals.

  15. 14
    Dawn Lopez says:

    I personally love spaghetti squash with just butter-Yummy! Although I have never heard of spaghetti squash lasagna and the idea of it intrigues me :)

    • 14.1
      Brandy says:

      That sounds yummy! I eat spaghetti noodles that way not sure why I have not thought to do it with the squash noodles.

  16. 13
    Ann Bacciaglia says:

    That looks really good. I tried coking spaghetti squash once and it did not work out. I am going to try your recipe, It looks delicious.

  17. 12
    Pam says:

    This looks like a great twist on the normal lasagna recipe. I love spaghetti squash.

    • 12.1
      Brandy says:

      It’s such a great alternative to noodles. Plus since it’s covered in sauce and cheese I don’t think my family even knows the truth!

  18. 11
    Angela S says:

    I don’t cook with spaghetti squash nearly often enough. This recipe looks great and I love that it’s freezer friendly.

  19. 10
    Racquel says:

    This looks amazing! We are working to be a gluten free family and this will be great to add to our menu!

  20. 9
    Amanda A says:

    I love Spaghetti Squash! I will have to try it as a lasagna too!

  21. 8

    sounds really good, I use the spaghetti squash to make my “pasta” and it is delicious!

  22. 7

    I truly love spaghetti squash. Great recipe. I make mine like this too. Great mind :) as they say. I love we can freeze dishes and they are truly wonderful after too:)

    • 7.1
      Brandy says:

      Freezing them is a huge plus for me! As all busy moms I am constantly looking for things that save time. This recipe takes sometime to make so it’s nice to make a few at a time and only have to cleanup once!

  23. 6

    I have been obsessed with spaghetti squash lately! This sounds so good!

  24. 5
    Lori Hart says:

    Wow does this look amazing! I recently did a pizza using spaghetti squash as the crust, now I have to make this as well. I found you over at Pint Sized Baker’s Two Cup Tuesday party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1l4cu0j. Have a wonderful day!!

  25. 4
    Julia says:

    This is definitely making the “cut” for meatless Mondays at our house! Yum! Make sure you come link it up at Tickle My Tastebuds!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  26. 3
    Katerina says:

    This is one delicious vegetarian lasagna dish!

  27. 2
    Meena R says:

    I’m always on the lookout for good vegetarian recipes-this one sounds absolutely perfect!

  28. 1
    nicole dz says:

    We grow squash in our garden every year so this would awesome to use some to make this wonderful tasty dish. And the kids won’t even know its good for them.

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