I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE cheese! Blend that with some rich and creamy alfredo sauce, zesty hot sausage, sautéed veggies, garden fresh spaghetti squash and you’ve got one heck of delicious dish! Oh! How did I forget to mention the garlic! Lot’s and lots of garlic!! (of course you can lessen the amount or omit all together, but I’m saying you are missing out!) This dish is quite easy to throw together. You can amplify it quite easily to feed a crowd as well! I usually make a pretty big batch, so I will split this recipe in half so it’s more feasible. The recipe listed will feed about 5-6 people.
One great thing about this recipe is also that it is very versatile. What goes into this dish depends mostly on what fresh veggies I have on hand. Wayne and I agreed our favorite one was chuck full of perfectly ripe garden fresh tomatoes. Those are pretty hard to beat in any dish! I’ve made many different variations, some such as adding asparagus – peppers, onions and mushrooms – broccoli – even swapping the sausage out for chicken or shrimp. Modify this dish to your family’s liking or whatever it is you have on hand! Don’t ever be afraid to experiment…. that’s how new recipes are born!!
Since harvesting the most from our garden this year we gained a new found love for spaghetti squash. Honestly I don’t think we’ve even eaten noodles since we harvested the squash. And neither of us even miss it! We LOVE spaghetti squash, it also has many health benefits as well. Either way, spaghetti squash or pasta, you gain fiber, iron and vitamin B-6. Spaghetti squash however is much lower in carbs and calories than pasta. One cup of spaghetti squash consists of only 10 grams of carbs while 1 cup of whole wheat pasta has 39 ! :0 Now there’s some food for thought! This is good info if you are watching your carb intake, or diabetic.
For the sausage in this recipe, I used our mix of venison and pork with special seasonings added to make our version of “breakfast sausage.” There is a medium level of heat in this sausage. You can find that Breakfast Sausage recipe here.
If you are going to buy the sausage to make this recipe, I would compare it to Jimmy Deans Hot sausage. Great flavor plus a little kick! If you can’t handle the heat, you can certainly add any type of sausage you like, italian sausage would probable be amazing in this recipe as well! I will actually have to try that with our Sweet and Savory Italian Sausage! Yum!! (and just like that, a new recipes is born!) 😉
However you like it, MAKE IT!! Food was made to be enjoyed!! Share how you made this dish and send some pics! Thanks for cooking with me! 🙂
Here are a few pictures I took of the process….
Cook the squash and or noodles