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Spectacular Spaghetti Squash

 Spectacular Spaghetti Squash
I wanted to make dinner in a hurry and I remembered this recipe in an old cookbook. I made it for my family and my husband now requests it often.—Jean Matuszak, Madison, Wisconsin
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 cups sugar snap peas
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Place squash cut side
  • down in a baking dish. Fill pan with hot water to a depth of 1/2 in.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until tender.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop out the squash and separate strands
  • with a fork. Place squash in a large serving bowl and keep warm.
  • Discard shells.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet; saute mushrooms, zucchini, red pepper, peas,
  • onions and garlic in oil and butter for 15 minutes or until tender.

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Spectacular Spaghetti Squash (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Add tomatoes, basil, garlic salt and pepper; heat through. Pour over
  • squash. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 117 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.