" Better Than Spaghetti" Squash Bake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

Created spontaneously to handle a carby pasta bake craving but this turned out to be amazingly delicious! A unique, tasty side or main dish that's healthy and low carb, too.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare spaghetti squash by piercing the skin with a fork and boiling for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  2. Split spaghetti squash lengthwise, spoon out the seeds and use a fork to remove the spaghetti strands from the squash.
  3. Snap off the ends of the asparagus and cut into 1" pieces.
  4. Slice mushrooms, red bell pepper, and garlic thinly.
  5. Saute all vegetables and garlic on medium-high heat in non-stick skillet until cooked and tender.
  6. Lightly salt and pepper for added flavor.
  7. Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
  8. Place spaghetti squash strands in the bottom of a casserole dish and pour the sauce saute evenly over it.
  9. Crush Italian seasoning lightly in your palm and sprinkle over the casserole.
  10. Spread shredded part-skim mozzarella and reduced fat grated parmesan cheese over the top.
  11. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes.

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I really expected to like this more but the squash tasted watery and "thinned" out the spaghetti sauce flavor. I microwaved the squash so perhaps that was the problem.

sugarpea November 07, 2005

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