This recipe is from the Klar Brothers' Bistro YouTube Show with Ken and Kevin. Join the Klar Brothers on February 2nd as they make this recipe! Learn more about healthy habits and have a laugh together. The Brothers are on a mission to help people make healthy "recipes so simple even a dude can make it."
1 Medium Spaghetti Squash
4 Teaspoon Olive Oil, Divided
1 Teaspoon Salt, Divided
1 Teaspoon Pepper, Divided
2 Teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1 Pound of 95-97% Lean Ground Turkey
1-14.5 Ounces Can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1 Teaspoon Basil, Divided
1 Teaspoon Whole Leaf Oregano, Divided
1/2 Cup Part-Skim Ricotta
1/2 Cup 1% Cottage Cheese
1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, Crushed
1 Cup Low-Fat Mozzarella, Shredded
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the spaghetti squash. Cut in half, and remove seeds and pulp strands. Rub one teaspoon of olive oil into each squash half and season each with one-quarter teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Place each spaghetti squash half face down in a large baking dish and bake for 40 to 60 minutes, until the middle is tender and pulls apart easily. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in remaining olive oil over medium heat until fragrant. Add turkey. Season with one-quarter teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and cook until browned. Add tomatoes, onion powder, and one-half teaspoon each of basil and oregano. When the sauce starts to bubble, reduce heat to a simmer until thickened about three to four minutes. Combine ricotta and cottage cheese in a medium bowl. Season with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Lightly mix until combined. When spaghetti squash is fully cooked, flip in the baking dish so that it is now skin-side down. Lightly scrape the flesh with a fork to create spaghetti-like strands. Evenly divide the ricotta mixture between each squash half. Repeat with meat sauce. Top each half with one-half cup of mozzarella cheese. Turn oven to broil, and cook for additional two minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbling. Serve immediately.
Squash is a good source of Vitamin A, C, and B. Squash is rich in minerals including potassium, and magnesium.