Spaghetti squash with meat sauce

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Spaghetti squash about 2 pounds
1 pounds Pork sausage meat
1 small Onion, diced
1 Green pepper, diced
1 can (14 1/2 - 16 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons Tomato paste
1 teaspoon Basil
Salt to taste
Basil leaves for garnish
13 X 9" microwave baking dish

from: Good Housekeeping Illustrated Microwave Cookbook With fork, pierce squash in several places. On oven floor, place a double thickness of paper towels, Place squash on top. Cook squash on HIGH (100%) power 12 - 15 minutes, until flesh is tender when pieced with tip of sharp knife, turning over half way through cooking. Wrap in foil.Let stand while preparing sauce. In baking dish, place sausage meat and onion. Cook, covered with paper towels on HIGH 5-7 minutes, until meat is no longer pink, stirring often to break up lumps. To sausage mixture add green pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, and basil. Stir to mix. Cook on HIGH 15-18 minutes, until vegetables are tender and sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Season with salt. Split squash lengthwise in half. Discard seeds. With 2 forks, lift up flesh of squash to form spaghetti like strands and transfer to wqrmed large serving platter. To serve. spoon spicy meat sauce over spaghetti squash. Garnish with shredded basil leaves.

Posted to Recipe Archive - 22 Sep 96 submitted by: LeiG@...

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 1996 20:58:37 -0400

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