Gluten Free Baked Spaghetti Squash

Gluten-Free Baked Spaghetti Squash
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
13 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 28 mins


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (2-1/4 lb.)

  • 12 ounce gluten-free bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 medium green or red sweet pepper, chopped

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 4.25 ounce can chopped pitted ripe olives (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 ½ cup gluten-free purchased red pasta sauce

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack, mozzarella, or Italian blend cheese

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Halve squash crosswise; remove seeds. Place cut sides down in 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microcook on high power 13 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with fork; rearrange once for even baking. In a large skillet cook sausage, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; stir to break up sausage. Drain off fat.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Scrape pulp from squash (about 3 cups). Wipe out baking dish; coat with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half the squash in dish. Add half the sausage mixture and half the olives. Sprinkle with seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Top with half the sauce and half the cheese. Top with remaining squash, sausage, olives, and sauce. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 941mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 24.8mg 124%
Calcium 272.6mg 21%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 559mg 12%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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