This by far is my favorite recipe to date on Supper For One. After a day in Orange County, my friend Daniel and I stopped at Whole Foods. I don’t know if you have a Whole Foods in your area, but it’s like food Disneyland to us. It’s definitely the happiest foodie place on earth. My only wish is that I lived closer to one (the closest one is 45 minutes away). Coming into the Fall season, Whole Foods reminded us that it was Squash season with so many different types of squash on display.
This is an easy, flexible recipe. Squash isn’t a dominant flavor so you have more room to add to it what you enjoy. Remember that cooking should be fun and you shouldn’t be afraid to step out of your comfort. Experiment and have fun!
1 Medium Spaghetti Squash
2/3 Pound Ground Beef
1/3 Pound Ground Chorizo or Italian Sausage
2 Cups of Chopped Mushrooms
1 Bottle of Marinara Sauce
1/2 Diced Onion
1 Clove of Garlic
1 Chopped Red Pepper
1 Chopped Green Pepper
Salt & Pepper
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (4 to 8 oz)
1. Cut your squash in half lengthwise. Remove all the seeds.
2. Lightly brush some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and roast for 30-45 minutes (depending on your oven).
4. In a large saucepan, combine the ground beef and ground chorizo sausage and brown.
5. Add in onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms.
6. Add in the bottle of your favorite marinara sauce. Feel free to season your sauce to taste. We went ahead and added in some Italian seasoning, basil and red pepper flakes.
7. When done, take off heat and put off to the side.
8. Take your Spaghetti Squash out of the oven and let it cool for about 5 to 10 minutes until it is cool enough to handle.
9. Take a fork and scrape your cooked squash to create the spaghetti noodle effect.
10. Top each half of the spaghetti squash with your finished sauce.
11. Top with Parmesan cheese and put back in the oven for about 5 minutes to melt.
12. Serve with your favorite crusty bread and enjoy!