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Easy, delicious, diabetic friendly, and won't bust your budget.
"This was my first time trying spaghetti squash and it was perfect! I split in half, removed seeds and baked (using water) for 40 minutes at 400 and then turned the oven off.
I sautéed diced onions and peppers (red, yellow, orange and green) with 1/4 C of extra virgin olive oil, tons of minced garlic, black pepper and basil, adding Parmesan at the end."
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1. Squash: Heat oven to 350. Place squash halves, cut side down, in small roasting pan. Add water. Cover pan with foil.
2. Bake in 350 oven 50 to 60 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
3. Garlic and Oil: In small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute or until garlic just starts to color; do not let garlic burn. Add water (or wine), salt and pepper. Bring to a boil for about 2 minutes.
4. Using fork, shred squash into strands. Place strands in large bowl. Add garlic mixture; toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Makes: 6 servings at around $1.00 each. (depends on price of squash)
Assumes most other ingredients are on hand in pantry.
Prep: 10 minutes. Bake: squash at 350 for 1 hour. Cook: 2 minutes
Nutritional Value Per Serving:
224 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated), 3 g protein,
10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 418 mg sodium, 4 mg cholester
Adapted from: Family Circle Magazine
This is surprisingly good as a low-carb alternative for pasta.
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steveaaronwhite 1 weeks ago
CarolKY 2 months agoThis was my first time trying spaghetti squash and it was perfect! I split in half, removed seeds and baked (using water) for 40 minutes at 400 and then turned the oven off. I sautéed diced onions and peppers (red, yellow, orange and green) with 1/4 C of extra virgin olive oil, tons of minced garlic, black pepper and basil, adding Parmesan at the end.
dianav97 5 months ago
promfh 10 months agoAs suggested by several reviewers, I have reduced the amount of olive oil to 1/4 cup. The flavored oil is used as a dressing and one could certainly reduce the amount used to dress the final dish. Any leftover dressing can be stored for a few days in the refrigerator and used on another dish or as a salad dressing.
Garin 10 months agoRecipe should call for only 1/4 cup of oil or even less. Mushy...
Erincpeters 1 year agoI agree that there was too much oil, but I liked the dish and think it is a good base to add upon. Next time I think some prosciutto would be nice. Also, the squash can be done in the microwave if you don't want to Hey up the house.
nikkimarie1020 1 year agoI added a vegetable stir fry to top this dish (alone it is just too bland and oily) and it was great. I did cut back on the oil, though (I used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2). Also, my squash took almost an hour and a half to cook.
ladijas 1 year agoI am a terrible cook but this came out just right. It was my first time using spaghetti squash so i didn't know how to cut it. I baked it whole, then sliced it, still came out fine.
lisalevesqueplotkin 1 year agoThis was super easy and yummy! I used chicken broth when cooking the squash instead of water. I also used less oil (1/4 c.) as my squash was only two pounds. I used the wine and added in chopped basil. wine option and added some chopped
Sara1290 2 years agotoo much oil i felt.
Myhmmr 2 years agoI made this w/ the water option and added grilled chicken in the end and it was delicious!!!
katalia369 3 years agoI made this to the letter but the squash turned out mush, it was over cooked at 50 minutes. Next time I will cook it less to keep the spaghetti texture and maybe it will be better.
dwskeels 3 years ago1/2 cup olive oil was just too much. Garlic was extremely pronounced, too. Probably will make a variation of this again with butter, lighter garlic, sprinkle of red pepper flakes, white wine, and cheese.
VegieLover 5 years ago1/4 tspn. pepper is listed twice in the ingrediants. This sounds delicious
promfh 6 years agoThis is surprisingly good as a low-carb alternative for pasta.
promfh 7 years agoThis is surprisingly good as a low-carb alternative for pasta. [I posted this recipe.]