Spaghetti Squash with Olives and Duck Sausage

My last spaghetti squash.

It was a good harvest. I still have onions, shallots and five butternut squash left in the cave.

Five large butternut squash.

I have to admit I’m ready for something else – maybe some broccoli or a cauliflower or even a rutabaga.

Maybe in a few weeks….

We eat what we grow.

Actually, we eat what I grow.

This was a good ‘au revoir’ to the spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash with Olives and Duck Sausage

Total time: 60 minutes


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 12oz (360gr) sausages, any flavor, cut into 1″ (2.5cm) lengths
  • 5 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup pimento-stuffed olives, cut in half
  • 1 3/4 cup (15oz, 450gr) tomatoes, chopped, with juices
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1oz (30gr) shredded Parmesan

Spaghetti Squash with Duck Sausage


  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half the short way and scoop out the seeds.
  • Place cut-side down in a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes at 400F, until the shell pierces easily.
  • Using a fork, scrape out the strands of squash and put into 2 flattish bowls.
  • Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, sausages and sauté another 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, herbs, tomatoes with juices and simmer, uncovered, until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes, depending on tomatoes. (Mine were from my own freezer and took a bit longer.) .
  • Add tomato paste, vinegar, olives and reduce heat to keep warm until needed 
  • To finish:
  • Divide and spoon onto spaghetti squash, top with Parmesan and serve

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Our little girl dogs do this all the time. Bonnie goes to Guapa, gets as close as she can and demands to have her ears cleaned. Guapa obliges. Their front paws get all tangled up. Eventually, Guapa gets fed-up with the whole bit, roles over and leaves.

They look like they’re having a very serious talk, don’t they?


Mon mari tells me that this is the smallest board he has or will cut for the new ceiling.

I believe him.

It’s a tongue and groove ceiling, and that tiny piece attaches to the one next to it.


He tells me that it’s cutting all these little pieces at all these slightly different angles that is making the ceiling somewhat slow job.


But progress is being made.

I’ll give him extra squash for dinner.

Speaking of squashes….

Have you enjoyed the winter squashes?

All good things must end – although I still have 5 butternut squashes in my cave….

WEEK 12:  Join the fun or just follow along:
See 12 Weeks of Winter Squash  Facebook Page for details.

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