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Recipe Feature: Spaghetti Squash Turkey Boats

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Happy Sunday! And boy, oh boy, do I have an awesome recipe to share with you today! This recipe for Spaghetti Squash Turkey Boats is easy to make, incredibly satisfying, and perfect for meal prep for dinner this week. Even my carb-loving husband approved!

This week's Recipe Feature: Spaghetti Squash Turkey Boats

 Hello gorgeous!

Hello gorgeous!

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 16oz Extra Lean ground turkey (you will have some leftovers)
  • 1 tbsp. Ranch Seasoning (or and spices of your choice)
  • 4 cups baby spinach (stems removed)
  • 1 12 oz jar spaghetti sauce (I used no salt added)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Fill baking dish with 1/2in water.
  2. Clean and cut spaghetti squash in half, length wise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon and lay flesh side down in the baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes (or until squash is soft and tender / you can pierce it with a fork).
  3. While squash is baking, cook ground turkey in a large sauce pan. When there is no pink left, add the Ranch Seasoning and mix well, then add the spinach leaves and reduce heat to low. Cover the sauce pan and let the spinach welt. Add in the spaghetti sauce and mix well. Keep covered and stir frequently until spaghetti squash is done baking. Then turn off the burner.
  4. Remove squash from the oven and let cool! Once squash is cool to the touch, scrape the squash flesh with a fork to make "spaghetti strands"  but keep the strands in the skin.
  5. Reduce oven temp to 350, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray. Place the spaghetti squash flesh side up and fill each "boat" with the turkey, spinach, and pasta sauce mixture (about 1 cup in each) and top each with 1/4th cup shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes (or until cheese is melted).
  7. DONE!
 Step 2: Cut squash "boats" with seeds removed and ready for the oven!

Step 2: Cut squash "boats" with seeds removed and ready for the oven!

 Step 3: Turkey, spinach, and sauce mixture

Step 3: Turkey, spinach, and sauce mixture

 Step 5: Loaded Squash Boats and ready for baking, yet again!

Step 5: Loaded Squash Boats and ready for baking, yet again!

Now, doesn't that sounds easy enough to make (and don't those "boats" look delicious!)? Let's get to baking these Spaghetti Squash Turkey Boats tonight and maybe you'll have some leftovers for dinner during the week!

 Simple easy dinner with my husband (clearly, his plate is the one piled high with carbs)!

Simple easy dinner with my husband (clearly, his plate is the one piled high with carbs)!

Happy cooking / baking, my friends! And have a wonderful week ahead!