Squashed Washington Recipe

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Erika Bates Modified: March 23, 2022
Squashed Washington Recipe

How To Make Squashed Washington

Enjoy a baked dish of spaghetti squash with Washington apples, Italian sausage, and cheese in this Squashed Washington Recipe. It’s easy and delicious!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • 1spaghetti squash,halved and seeded
  • salt,to taste
  • ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1cupwater
  • 1lbItalian sausage links
  • 2tspolive oil,extra-virgin
  • 2white onions,diced
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 2tsporegano
  • 3Washington apples,peeled, cored, and sliced into rings
  • 1tspolive oil,extra-virgin
  • 4ozalmonds,sliced
  • 6ozMonterey Jack cheese,shredded


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Season the squash with salt and pepper. Place the squash halves with the cut side down into a glass baking dish. Pour the water into the dish.

  3. Bake the squash in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Scrape the squash with a fork into a bowl. Save the dish for later use. Keep the oven hot.

  4. Cook the Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until browned on all sides. Remove the sausage from the skillet, reserving the oil, and set aside to cool.

  5. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet and allow to get hot. Cook and stir the onions and garlic in the hot oil for 7 to 10 minutes, until the garlic is browned and the onions are translucent.

  6. Chop the cooked sausage and add to the mixture along with the squash. Season with the oregano, salt, and pepper.

  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the mixture to the glass baking dish.

  8. Arrange the apple slices over the mixture in the baking dish. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the apples. Scatter the almonds over the apples and sprinkle with the Monterey Jack cheese.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted completely. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • Calories: 878.81kcal
  • Fat: 66.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.65g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 31.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.45g
  • Fiber: 10.04g
  • Sugar: 21.10g
  • Protein: 34.52g
  • Cholesterol: 124.03mg
  • Sodium: 1278.53mg
  • Calcium: 478.24mg
  • Potassium: 906.76mg
  • Iron: 3.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 95.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.54mg
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