Italian Sausage and Spaghetti Squash Bake

Hope everyone had a good weekend! This was Sunday night dinner for us that we enjoyed while watching a movie – Michael let me choose so we watched The Switch with Jennifer Aniston. We used to usually order in on Sundays, but I realized there was no reason for that, I can make something just as good and save us a few bucks too!


1 lb. of Italian Sausage

1 medium spaghetti squash

Jar of organic marinara sauce (you will need about 14 ounces)

1 medium onion

1 Tbsp. crushed garlic

Olive Oil

Jar of roasted peppers

Sea Salt



Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (or a seasoning mix you have on hand)

Organic Mozzerella cheese (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Poke holes using a knife all over spaghetti squash and put in microwave for 8-10 minutes depending on size. Do this before you start the steps below so it will have time to cool a little.

Put some olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat

Sautee onion and garlic together for a few minutes   

Then remove casings from Italian sausage                   

Add Italian sausage to skillet and sautee until cooked through

Now take your spaghetti squash and slice in half, remove seeds

Using fork, scoop out the insides and add to pan

Now open your jar of roasted peppers and slice as many as you want up into skillet as well

Add a 14 ounce jar of marinara sauce to skillet, or about a cup

and a half if you have a big jar like I did. You will want to add your seasoning now

Just sprinkle salt, pepper, oregano, and 21 seasoning salute over the top and then mix

Now you will want to take the mixture and pour into a baking pan

Sprinkle your cheese across the top

Put in oven for about 10 minutes and it will come out looking like this!

Then just spoon into bowls and serve!

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What is this Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute? I think you’re going to have to mail some to your friend in CO who has to live life without TJ’s.


    P.S. Why does that ugly green face show up next to my name?


      It knows you are a re-re : ) ha ha


    I can’t believe they don’t have one there! I will try and remember to bring you some to Cali. It is great on just about everything, and makes a nice crust on fish too!


I have to agree with Kristin…every time I read your blog and see all your goods from TJ’s, it makes me sad. There’s one thing I miss about Cali. We don’t have one in Austin either! We do have Whole Foods though, which is great but much more expensive than Trader Joes! BOO!

On a brighter note, looking forward to making this!


Love the recipe! One question, for those of us who have sworn off microwaves, how do you prepare spaghetti squash?