Friday, March 27, 2009

Spaghetti Squash

This is very tasty vegetarian dish that you can have and not miss the fact that there is no meat! It's also very low calorie and to make it even more perfect it is a fast, easy meal to prepare!

Spaghetti Squash

1 large Spaghetti Squash
olive oil (optional)
2 cups or so of Marinara sauce
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Carefully split open your squash. With a spoon, carve out the seeds and discard. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cut surface of the squash with olive oil. Place both halves in a casserole dish that will fit in your microwave. Loosely over with saran wrap. And cook in the microwave for 15 minutes. Alternately you bake the squash in the oven at 375º for 45 minutes. To check for doneness, poke with a fork, it should slide in the squash very easily. A larger squash may require additional cook time.

Carefully remove squash from dish. With a fork, scrape the sides of the squash. You will see "spaghetti" strands start to form. You can serve the dish in the squash, or scrape the "noodles" into a bowl. Top with marinara sauce and cheese. Serves 2-3.

Weight Watchers:
Squash 0pts
Cheese 4pts
Marinara 1 pt

Side Dish:
Sautèd mushrooms and zucchini in olive oil.

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