Easy Healthy Recipe Thursday: Turkey Spaghetti Squash (6 Servings)

This dinner recipe is excellent for people who love pasta, yet they are on low carb diet.   Spaghetti squash also contains omega-3 essential fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. While omega-3 fatty acids help prevent heart diseases, inflammation occasioned by arthritis and different types of cancers, omega-6 fatty acids are ideal for promoting proper brain function.

Remember, for every dinner dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $5 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:

1 small spaghetti squash ($3.28 CAN)

20 ounce ground turkey ($6.93 CAN)

3 teaspoon capers, minced ($0.25 CAN)

3 teaspoon fresh  oregano, minced ($0.10 CAN)

3 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped ($0.08 CAN)

1 tablespoon avocado oil ($0.50 CAN)

0.5 cup onion, minced ($0.36 CAN)

4 cloves garlic, minced ($0.66 CAN)

2 green onions, minced ($0.19 CAN)

2 cups tomatoes, crushed ($1.56 CAN)

salt to taste ($0.05 CAN)

ground black pepper to taste ($0.05 CAN)


1) Boil water in a wok or big pot over high heat.  Half spaghetti squash and place cut squash on a plate.  Steam squash over medium heat for 30 minutes or until soften.


2) Allow squash to cool and scoop out strands of squash with a large fork and set aside.


3) Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and saute for 2 minutes.  Add turkey and cook for 4 minutes.  Add garlic, tomatoes and bring to a boil.


4) Add capers, oregano, salt, pepper, cilantro and green onion. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Briefly toss spaghetti squash into turkey mixture and serve.


There you are! Although the texture of spaghetti squash is not the same as real pasta, this dish still tasted very good! You can also add red pepper flakes if you want to add some kick to the dish.

Ultimately, this dish costs $14.04 CAN in total, which is $2.34 CAN per serving. Better than spending your money at a restaurant eh?

Do you like spaghetti squash? What is your favourite spaghetti squash recipe? Post your comments below. Till next time!

P.S. The prices were as of Tuesday, April 14, 2014 at No Frills. 


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