Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Spaghetti (squash) Please!

Spaghetti squash has become one of my favorite substitutions for a comfort food meal.  I love pasta and spaghetti (who doesn't?), but I usually feel overstuffed and guilty after eating it.  

So, in order to still satisfy my cravings for something hardy and Italian (meaning a meal with a lot of cheese), I turn to spaghetti squash.  

This meal is easy to make, it just takes a little extra time in order to cook the squash and then allow the bake to cook all the way through.  It's a perfect meal to start making on a snowy afternoon, so by the time the sun sets, the fire is going and it's appropriate to be drinking your second glass of red wine, your dinner will be ready.  


serves 4
  • 2 whole spaghetti squashes 
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • 2 cups (or 3 if your me) of shredded cheese of your choice-parmesan or mozzarella is the best
  • 2 cups of broccoli or other veggies

~Cut each spaghetti squash in half, vertically
~Scoop out the seeds and discard
~Drizzle squash with some olive oil and salt and pepper
~Place down on baking sheet with skin facing out
~Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-55 minutes or until squash is soft
~Using a fork, scrape inside of squash into a baking dish (it really does come out like cooked spaghetti)
~Add pasta sauce, cheese, and any other desired veggies to the dish and mix together
~Cook this in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-35 minutes
~Enjoy, with a glass of red wine, of course :)

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