Quick Sausage Ragù With Spaghetti Squash Recipe

4 servings
40 min

Spaghetti squash is great with tomato sauce. It is a healthy weeknight dinner recipe for you and your family.

Here are all the ingredients I used for the recipe.

I chopped up my spinach.

I cut open the squash and removed the seeds. It was ready for the microwave.

Using Scissors, I cut the skin and removed it off the Italian mild sausage.

I broke up the sausage and cooked it in a skillet.

And, added sauce and seasonings.

Then added the spinach.

After the squash was cooked in the microwave, I forked the inside and placed it into a bowl.

Here's the finished dish.

This is the entire dish and serves 4 people.

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Quick Sausage Ragù With Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients


  • 1.5 lb Spaghetti squash
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 lb of pork Italian sausage (mild) - remove the skin
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • One cup of baby spinach chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions


First, cook the spaghetti squash. I used the microwave for this purpose, and it is the fastest way to cook this squash. The taste doesn't change when microwaving the squash as other vegetables do.
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and spoon out the seeds from the inside. In a microwave platter, add about ½ - ¼ inch of water to the bottom, and turn the open side of the squash over into the water. If your platter stops the turntable from turning, turn off the turntable on your microwave. Cook for 15-25 minutes, depending on your squash size. Halfway through, you can check by turning the squash over and using a fork to see if the squash's threads start to separate for the outside of the squash.
Chop up the baby spinach and set them aside.
Now, remove the skin from the Italian sausages and set them aside.
Measure out the tomato sauce - 2 cups work well. If your sauce is thicker, you may need more. Set aside.
Measure out the granulated garlic, salt, and pepper. Then, set them aside.
Heat the dutch oven or high side skillet, add the olive oil. Then, add the Italian sausages. With a wooden spoon, break up the links into smaller chunks, which will help quickly cook up the sauce. Cook for 5 minutes or until the meat is light brown and the liquid starts to come out and evaporate.
Add the tomato sauce to the sausage pieces. Then add the granulated garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir it well and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the chopped spinach to the top of the sausage. Stir it into the sauce, and do it slowly, so it doesn't spill out of the pan. Cook for about 5-10 minutes until the sauce is reduced and drier. Set aside.
After the squash is done, let it cook for a few minutes, and using cooking it, take it out of the microwave. It will be hot! With a cooking mitt on, turn over the squash, and scrape the inside of the squash with a fork. And then move the spaghetti squash insides to a large bowl. Add a splash of olive oil. Then, add the ragu to the top of the spaghetti squash.
Enjoy warm.

Tips

  • You can always bake the squash if you had more time. I like to use the microwave since it cooks so much faster and is great for weeknight meals.

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