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 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie

My friend Anna recommended this recipe to me- she declared it a "MAJOR hit" and mentioned that "for some reason dudes REALLY like it." Sold. I had never cooked with spaghetti squash, but had only heard good things! Well, it lived up to Anna's hype and then some. Honestly, I could not get over how good it was. A day later, I am STILL not over it. I made some minor tweaks to the paleo version- I added a cup of shredded skim mozzarella and a little parmesan cheese on top. It's super healthy (coming in at about 50% squash), flavorful (hi sweet pizza sauce), and filling (sausage = protein). Boys, you're invited for dinner... if I don't eat it all first.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb italian sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 salt
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup skim mozzarella

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8×8 greased baking dish.
  4. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
  5. Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
  6. Add sausage mixture to the 8×8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
  7. Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs. Sprinkles cheese on top.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn’t give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
  9. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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