Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spaghetti Squash: 2 Ways

I made both of these (baked mac and cheese spaghetti squash and fresh roma tomato basil spaghetti squash) at the same time! They were super easy to cook alongside one another and their tastes really complimented each other as well.

Eat me.
 
Fresh tomato, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Classic combo.

Low-cal baked mac 'n cheese with cauli and zucchini

Ingredients:

Tomato Basil (serves 4)
  • 1/2 spaghetti squash
  • 5 large roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 yellow zucchinis, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Baked Mac and Cheese (serves 4)
Spaghetti squash: you have my heart 
Directions:

Tomato Basil
  1. Bake your 1/2 spaghetti squash face down in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. For more step-by-step photos, click here.
  2. While your squash is baking, place tomatoes and yellow zucchini in a baking dish with 1/2 of the basil, olive oil, balsamic, garlic, salt and pepper. Bake in the same 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  3. When squash is fully cooked, using a fork, scrape out all of the flesh inside the squash so that it looks stringy like spaghetti.
  4. Mix the spaghetti squash strands with the vegetables, add in remaining basil, and bake for additional 20 minutes.
Baked Mac and Cheese
  1. Bake your 1/2 spaghetti squash face down in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  2. While your squash is baking, steam your cauliflower until soft.
  3. In a baking dish, place steamed cauliflower with green zucchini in the same 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  4. When squash is fully cooked, using a fork, scrape out all of the flesh inside the squash so that it looks stringy like spaghetti. Mix in butter and cheese.
  5. Combine the spaghetti squash together with the cauliflower and green zuchini, and bake all together for additional 20 minutes. Place under the broiler for 1 minute at the end so the top cheese gets crispy.
Pretty veggies.

Dig in, baby.

4 comments:

  1. This looks amazing!!!! You are so talented!!! Can't wait to try it.

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  2. Yummy looking meals. Thanks for sharing the amazing recipes.

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