Dinner: Spaghetti Squash With Ground Turkey; Cherry Tomatoes; And Swiss Chard
|medium spaghetti squash
|tsp olive oil
|cloves garlic, minced
|cup cherry tomatoes, halved
|bunch swiss chard, stems removed, cut in 2-inch pieces
|ounce parmesan, grated
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut about half an inch off of the top and bottom of the spaghetti squash; and discard those pieces. Cut the squash crosswise into rings about 1-inch thick; and run your knife around the inside of the rings to cut the seeds out. Spread the spaghetti squash rings out on the lined baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven until the squash is tender; about 30 minutes; flipping halfway through. When the squash is done; set it aside on the counter while you cook the turkey; tomatoes and swiss chard. It’ll be easier to handle if you let it cool for 10 minutes before taking it apart.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; then add the minced garlic. Cook; stirring constantly; until the garlic is fragrant; about 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey and use a wooden spoon to break it up and stir it around the pan. Season with salt; pepper; and paprika and cook; stirring occasionally; until the turkey is cooked through; about 4 minutes.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and chicken stock and cook; stirring occasionally and crushing the tomatoes a little bit; until all the liquid has evaporated and the tomatoes are very soft; about 2 minutes. Add the swiss chard and cook; stirring often; just until the chard is wilted; about a minute. Turn the heat off; then add the grated Parmesan and stir everything together. Let the mixture sit in the skillet while you finish the spaghetti squash.
- Peel the skin away from the squash; then use a fork or your hands to pull the strands apart. Plate half of the spaghetti squash; and top with the turkey and veggie mixture. Let the leftover squash cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge.