By Debbwl on April 18, 2009
Photo by TasteTester
Photo by TasteTester
"A lower calorie and health version of an old favorite. Also known as how I got my son to eat Spaghetti Squash. Some times I tried to sneak in baby Portabella mushrooms, but DS never would eat when I did. Prep time doesn't include the cooking of the spaghetti squash which can be done in the microwave and takes about 13 minutes."
Serving Size: 1 (270 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This made a wonderful dinner last night and I've added it to my cookbook of vegetarian dishes to make again. The only changes I'll make are to put a layer of ricotta on top of the spaghetti squash, and then layer the spinach on top of that, rather than mixing them together. I'm also going to use grated mozzarella instead of the slices, as the slices didn't melt as much as I'd like. We really enjoyed this and thanks for sharing."
"This really tastes wonderful, but my squash layer was a bit watery. Not sure if I overcooked the squash or not. I did drain and squeeze the spinach well. I will be trying it again, though, since the flavor was so good."
"This was really really good....I used fresh spinach and just cut it up into the ricotta...I used
heart smart prego pasta sauce...it was wonderful."
"We loved this recipe -- it's good, filling and healthy besides. I used some pasta sauce I had in the freezer -- so it may have been a bit more than the one cup mentioned in the ingredients -- but otherwise made as directed. Although my family may like traditional lasagna better this is a great and healthier choice. Thanks for sharing!"
"Loved this recipe! Healthy, easy and terrific -- what a great, guilt-free combination! I made it in a 9x13 pan, and found that it will make more than the 6 listed servings, so it's even more low-calorie than what's listed in the nutritional information. I didn't blend the ricotta cheese and spinach -- I just mixed them up really well and it worked just fine. I think next time I might mix some extra sauce in with the squash just to bump up the flavor in that layer a little. Personally, I don't think it needs it, but my DH isn't a big squash lover and it would help with the camoflauge... Regardless, you can bet this recipe is going to be made again and again."
"Delicious! I've always liked Spaghetti squash, and now I'm kicking myself for not planting some in my garden. This is so good Deb! I also used recipe #368427 for cooking my squash. The only substitute I made was to use sliced smoked provolone instead of mozzarella. This is a recipe I will be using often! Made for Everyday Tag"
"An exceptional recipe and then some. I used Recipe #368427 for cooking the spaghetti squash. This was so easy to put together too! I used low-fat cottage cheese (the kind that are in the individual containers instead of the ricotta, but other then that, stayed right on the recipe. The spinach, cheeses, and pasta sauce mixed with the sauce was incredible. I had this in the oven in no time at all, and the taste? Oh my. You must try it yourself. Restaurant quality, but better then that even. A must try with high recommendations. Made for Holiday Tag May 2009"