Faux spaghetti with spicy sausages



5 min


2 Servings

* PLUS Microwaving Time: 18 minutes, Cooking time: 8 minutes
Faux spaghetti with spicy sausages

Virginia MacDonald

We gave this dinner classic a super-healthy twist: high-fibre, low-cal spaghetti squash stands in for pasta, but the comfort factor remains the same.


  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 3 Italian sausages , preferably spicy
  • 1 zucchini
  • 796-ml can diced tomatoes , drained
  • 1/2 tsp hot-red-chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sage leaves


  • Using the tip of a knife, make small slits all over surface of squash. Place in a glass pie plate. Microwave on medium until fork tender, checking squash occasionally, 18 to 20 min.
  • Meanwhile, lightly oil a large frying pan and set over medium-high heat. Slice sausages into bite-sized pieces and add to pan as they are cut. Stir often until browned, from 3 to 5 min. Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, then into thick half rounds. Add to sausages along with diced tomatoes, chili flakes, thyme and sage. Simmer, uncovered, until flavours develop, about 5 more min.
  • When squash is cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard seeds. Using the tines of a fork, scrape squash into strands. Serve with sauce on top.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 571,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g,
  • Fat
  • 39 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,