Sausage and Kale Pasta Casserole

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Ingredients:

1 lb. Italian sausage

1 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeded

extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling

1 large bunch of kale, de-stemmed, and chopped

1/2 red onion, sliced thin

1/3 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp Italian seasoning

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the squash in the microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften. Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the halves, with the cut side up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until you can poke the squash easily with a fork. Let it cool until you can handle it safely. Then scrape the insides with a fork to shred the squash into strands.

2. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and brown. Once cooked through, remove to a plate. In the same skillet, add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Next add the garlic, Italian seasoning, and kale and cook for 2-3 minutes to slightly wilt the kale. Pour in the chicken broth and coconut milk and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in the cooked sausage. Add the spaghetti squash into the skillet and stir well to combine. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the top has slightly browned. Serve hot.

Bon Appetit!

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