Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

As I was whipping up breakfast for the boys and I, I decided to get ahead of the game and get dinner all prepped and ready to go with some things I knew I needed to use up in my fridge. Isn't it satisfying to use up pantry and fridge items?! Of course it is.


I love being able to utilize cleaner, better for you ingredients in recipes and still make some delicious meals! I just gotta get a little creative. So I will get right to the point here and break down the recipe for you. To be honest I didn't measure anything, haha, bc it was all just throwing leftovers together so I will do my best to give specific measurements. ;)




Ingredients:

1 medium cooked spaghetti squash

1 15oz can of pizza sauce

1 lb of cooked ground Italian Sausage (can omit for meat free or to keep it cheaper)

Fresh or frozen spinach

1.5 cups mozzarella cheese plus extra to top it off

optional toppings - pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, Italian Seasoning, etc.


Instructions:


Prepare spaghetti squash how you normal would cook it. I typically cut in half, scrape out insides, and place cut side down in a pan with a few inches of water. Cover with foil so it steams for about 45-60 minutes at 375 degrees. Scrape out the inside once cooled and add the noodles to a large bowl.


Mix in the can of pizza sauce, Italian Sausage, and Mozzarella, and however much spinach you'd like to use, just toss those greens on in there. Mix it up and then plop in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle the top with as much cheese and toppings as you'd like.


Leave uncovered and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. If you want the cheese a little crispier feel free to put it on Broil for a few minutes (be sure to watch it though so it doesn't burn!)


Let it cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving!


ENJOY!


***NOTES

Like I said, I didn't quite measure bc I was using up things in my fridge and freezer. I actually made mine in an 8x8 pan bc my picky hubby won't eat it which means I only needed a little for my son and I. If you are a smaller family just cut ingredients in half (use as much sauce as you want to make it nice and flavorful.)


You can make it more budget friendly by not doing the sausage, you can mix the pepperoni in, get creative with toppings if you have them. It's very versatile!


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