I just love when leftovers come together and create magic. That is what happened with my spaghetti squash with sausage and baby kale. It has 8 ingredients and is all done in one skillet. Really can’t ask for more than that right?! This seasonal dish is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, paleo, affordable and family friendly. So I guess you can ask for more! Here is a helpful video for making this recipe and the full recipe is below.
Now, you might be looking at this recipe thinking, “THREE tablespoons of oil?!” Hear me out. Fat does not make you fat, it makes you full. Well, the right types of fats. Extra virgin olive oil, EVOO as I like to call it, is a very healthy fat. It has been shown to aid in heart and brain health. Without fat, this meal wouldn’t be satisfying nor would you be able to absorb the fat soluble nutrients, vitamins K, A, and E. While I love to eat, I do not like to feel like I’m starving 30 minutes after a meal.
Spaghetti Squash is low carb, gluten free, and only about 40 calories per cup. It’s rich in vitamins A, C and B6. Not only all this, it’s delicious. My kids love spaghetti squash and eat it with enthusiasm.
Garlic is immune boosting, has antibacterial/antimicrobial/antiviral properties, is anti-inflammatory, helps normalize your cholesterol, is said to be heart healthy and may even help prevent cancer. During the winter when we aren’t outside as much, are covered up all the time, our vitamin D levels are low, we need as much help as we can get to stay healthy. Consuming garlic daily may help prevent you from getting sick.
Kale. Ah, kale. A superfood that has a whole day dedicated to it. Kale is truly amazing and worth trying. It’s one of the best sources of calcium and is also rich in vitamins K, A, E, folate and minerals manganese, magnesium. It even has a bit of omega 3 fatty acids in there. Its peak season is winter so now is the perfect time to give it a try. Not only is it nutrient dense, it is also anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants and anti-cancer. Dark, leafy greens are the foundation to good health. I love finding new ways to include them in my diet.
This dish is a wonderful winter meal and I hope you like it as much as we do!
Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Baby Kale
- 6 cups cooked spaghetti squash
- 2 cooked sweet italian brautwurst links pork, chicken, or turkey work fine
- 3 cups baby kale spinach would work great as well
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 6 basil leaves
- salt, to taste
- In a large skillet on medium-low heat, add in EVOO and minced garlic. Let it infuse for 5-8 minutes, until garlic starts to become soft and translucent.
- Add in brats. After 5 minutes add in spaghetti squash. Mine was cold so I let it warm up for another 5 minutes. Then add in basil and kale. Fold in and turn off the heat. Cover with a lid, let kale wilt and become dark green.
- Add in the cooked and shredded spaghetti squash and turn off the heat. Add salt to taste.
14 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Baby Kale”
mmmm! My neighbor just told me about spaghetti squash a few days ago and this looks like a pretty good recipe, I may try it now!
Yummm, this is making me hungry just reading it! I cannot get enough kale into my diet, it is seriously so good!
Yummy! It looks delicious and easy. I ll definitely try it! 🙂
This looks really good and healthy! Really well explained especially with the video, thank you for sharing ☺️ Tishhlah x
Wow, this is the first time I’ve heard about squash spaghetti. That is so interesting but a great way to introduce veggies to your kids!
I love all three of those main ingredients so this is a winning one pot meal for me!
Wow this looks really good! Thank you for sharing 🙂
You did a great job! I really like your video too. I didn’t know it was so easy to cut a squash like that yourself. I subscribed.
I recently got around to trying spaghetti squash- I prefer it over spaghetti, especially with yummy toppings!
Such a delicious healthy recipe. Any alternative for Kale? Since we don’t get it on our side of the globe that easily.
I’ve only tried spaghetti squash once but am determined to use it more this winter,?especially as I can’t eat pasta. Thanks for the inspiration!
Next meal is going to be this dish. Thanks for the detailed recipe. 🙂
It is really amazing what magic can be weaved from leftovers. They are transformed into something spectacular. This looks really tempting.
Oh, yummy! I should really stop reading these amazing food posts when I am hungry and don’t have the necessary ingredients in the fridge haha.