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Teriyaki turkey spaghetti squash bowl

Sweet teriyaki sauce mixed with ground turkey and tossed with spaghetti squash, a healthy and easy dinner idea.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Amira

Ingredients

For the squash:

  • One spaghetti squash mine was 2.5 pounds.
  • About 2 Tablespoons olive oil to drizzle.
  • Salt and ground black pepper.

The sauce:*

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar.
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses.
  • 2 Tablespoons honey.
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch.
  • 1 cup cold water divided.
  • 2 Tablespoons oil.
  • one small onion diced.
  • 1 pound ground turkey.

Instructions

Cook the squash:

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop up the seeds.
  • drizzle liberally with oil and shake some salt and pepper on top.
  • Roast in oven for 40-60 minutes until tender.
  • Use a fork to scrap the spaghetti and set in a bowl or use the squash as a bowl.

Make the sauce:

  • Dissolve cornstarch in about 1/4 cup of the cold water you have.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add all sauce ingredients except for the dissolved corn starch.
  • Mix ingredients well and heat until it boils, turn down the heat to medium low and add the corn starch mixture.
  • Whisk everything together until it thickens, will take approximately 40 seconds to a minute.
  • Turn heat off and set aside.

Cook the ground turkey:

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauce onion until translucent and fragrant.
  • Crumble ground turkey into the pan , stir and cook until turkey is done.
  • Pour about 1/2 to 3/4 of the sauce over the turkey and simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the turkey mixture over the spaghetti. Garnish with green onions and serve warm.

Notes

* This will make about 1 1/2 cup of the sauce, add sauce to the ground turkey depending on your liking. I've added 3/4 cup and felt it was enough for us. Calories calculated on that.

Nutrition

Calories: 504kcal