Monday, February 10, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Recipes


***Options to cook Spaghetti Squash:

Cooking Whole:
1) Pierce the shell of the spaghetti squash with a fork or knife. 

2) Microwave on High for 12 minutes. OR place in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 375 for one hour.

3) Set aside to cook until cool enough to handle. Slice in half lengthwise; remove the seeds. Use a fork to pull the flesh of the squash away from the shell and place into a large bowl; fluff with the fork to separate the strands as much as possible.


Cutting in Half:
1) Cut in half (lengthwise) or quarters. Scrape out the seeds.

2) -Microwave 6-8 minutes (let stand a few mins afterwards). OR Bake rind side up about 30-40 mins at 375. OR Boil 20 minutes or so.

3) Set aside until cool enough to handle. Separate strands by running a fork through in the 'from stem to 
stern' direction.


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~ Spaghetti Squash Primavera ~

Ingredients:

1 spaghetti squash
2 tbs EVOO
1 chopped onion
1 minced garlic
1 large chopped zucchini
1 green chopped bell pepper
1 tbs dried Italian herb seasoning
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups chopped tomato
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

2) Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion in the hot oil until just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking and stirring another 3 minutes. Stir the zucchini and green bell pepper into the mixture; season with the Italian herb seasoning and black pepper. Pour the tomatoes into the skillet. Continue cooking just until the tomatoes are warmed, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the squash to the skillet and toss until evenly mixed. Sprinkle with the feta cheese and toss again to serve.


~Baked Cottage Cheese Spaghetti Squash~

Ingredients:
1 Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti sauce (organic or homemade)
Cottage cheese
Parsley
Parmesan (Optional)

Directions:
Bake Spaghetti Squash
Top with Spaghetti Sauce, Cottage Cheese, Parsley and Parmesan



~Sloppy Joe Spaghetti Squash~

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti Squash
1 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey meat
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
1/2 cup clean ketchup (ex. OrganicVille brand)
1 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs onion powder
1 medium green bell pepper
1 medium red bell pepper

Directions:
Cook Spaghetti Squash.
Put your olive oil in a large pan, add the turkey meat and cook over medium heat.
Once the meat is cooked, add everything else. Stir until well blended and heated through.



~Mexican Spaghetti Squash~

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash, cooked and removed from skin
1 pound lean ground turkey *Optional
1 medium onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, deseeded and diced
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen sweet corn
2 small tomatoes, deseeded and diced
2 jalapeños, deseeded and diced
½-1 cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 package of Mrs. Dash taco seasons
Shredded cheese / veggie shreds (melt like cheese) if desired

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. 
Mix everything together.
Put all ingredients in a baking dish and bake, covered with foil, for 30 minutes. 
Remove foil and add cheese/ veggie shreds if desired, continue baking for another 15 minutes until cheese is bubbling and brown on the edges. 
Let sit for 10-15 minutes and serve.