Aug 18, 2009

Marvelous Monday: Spaghetti Squash

We had spaghetti squash for lunch yesterday. My plans had been to make it like you would spaghetti, (ya know, with marinara sauce and a couple of meatballs) but as I was stringing out the squash I got another idea: (P.S. This one is my own so please link back)

Spaghetti Squash Bake
  • 1 medium size spaghetti squash
  • 3 Tbsp Pesto (prepared)
  • ½ cup Roasted garlic Alfredo Sauce
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed

Pre-heat oven to 375° and while you are waiting for the oven to get hot pierce the spaghetti squash many times all over with large fork or knife so that the squash breathes while in the oven.

Then place the squash in a shallow baking dish and bake for 1 hour.

While the squash is baking cook up your bacon and when it’s done place it on a paper towel to catch the bacon grease. Place the two chicken breasts in the same pan and sauté in the bacon grease. (about 6 minutes on each side) Then, cube up the chicken and mix with the bacon.

When the squash is finished cut it open length-wise and scoop out the seeds. In a large bowl
string out the entire squash with a fork. This should leave you with what looks like spaghetti noodles. Mix in the pesto and chicken & bacon mixture. Then spoon out into a glass square 8 x 8 x 1 1/2 inch pan (which is bigger than a brownie pan but smaller than a normal size cake pan). Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese, spoon over the Alfredo sauce and sprinkle the mozzarella over the entire mixture.

Then place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through again.

I didn't make it exactly this way because it really was a recipe "on the fly" but then figured out what I needed to do while we were eating it.

It was very yummy regardless and no pasta involved!

I don't take pictures the first time I make a recipe so, next time, which will be soon!

Have a great week!

~Mrs. Galvan~

1 comment:

Max02 said...

I love when you experimantate, lol.

I also love EATING your experiments. Can't wait to have the next one.

What's for lunch?

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