Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Spaghetti Squash recipe? Learn how to make Spaghetti Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rhiannon84

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from http://caloriecount.about.com/spaghetti-squash-garlic-parsley-breadcrumbs-recipe-r285012#ixzz0cRdgEMfz

Recipe Ingredients for Spaghetti Squash

2 lbs spaghetti squash
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 tbsp Parmesan, freshly grated
1 pint cherry tomatoes
8 oz sliced mushrooms
10 kalamata olives, pitted

Recipe Directions for Spaghetti Squash

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Pierce the squash in several places with a sharp knife. Cover a baking sheet with foil, and place the squash on top. Bake for one hour, until the squash is soft and easy to cut with a knife. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool until you can handle it. Cut in half lengthwise, and allow to cool some more. Remove the seeds and discard. Scoop out the flesh from half of the squash, and place in a bowl. Run a fork through the flesh to separate the spaghetti-like strands. You should have about 4 cups squash. (Use some squash from the other half if necessary). Set aside the other half for another dish.

  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat, and add the garlic and bread crumbs. When they begin to sizzle and smell fragrant and the breadcrumbs are crisp ? that is, after about 1 minute ? stir in the squash and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add mushrooms and cherry tomatoes and cook for a minute or so. Toss together over medium heat until the squash is infused with the garlic and oil and heated through, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove to a warm serving dish, top with freshly grated Parmesan and serve.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 389.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
209
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Potassium
639mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
24.9g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
6.6g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 14% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in niacin
  • High in vitamin C
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