Split the squash in half lengthwise. Clean out the seeds and center pulp. Use a fork to punch some holes in the flesh without going all the way through the skin. Place both halves in a slow cooker or crockpot.
Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, Splenda, pepper flakes, and sausage. Fill each squash half with this mixture. You can also use your favorite Marinara sauce from the can or jar if you want to save time.
Place the cover on the pot and cook. It takes about 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high. Cook until squash is very tender all the way through.
Scrape out the cooked squash with a large fork. The fibrous flesh will come out in spaghetti-like strands already coated with the delicious sauce. Garnish each serving with some parmesan and parsley.
Serve as a main course or side dish as you desire.
For a vegetarian version omit the sausage and add some mushrooms.
Each (app 1 cup) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 340, FatCals: 140, TotFat: 16g
SatFat: 7g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 7g
Chol: 54mg, Na: 673mg, K: 750mg
TotCarbs: 25g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 6g
NetCarbs: 20g, Protein: 20g
We start this in the morning so dinner is ready when we get home. A nice salad rounds out the meal.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (561g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 205 (53%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 22.8g||30 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.5g||43 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.4g|
|Cholesterol 51.4mg||16 %|
|Sodium 640.8mg||22 %|
|Potassium 811.7mg||21 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 34g||10 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 33.2g|
|Protein 15.5g||22 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 385
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.