Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By apanda

Delicious spaghetti squash makes this cheesy casserole a great low-carb dinner.

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Ingredients
  • 1 3 lb spaghetti squash

  • 2 Tbsp reduced fat parmesan topping or ** I used fresh grated asiago

  • 1/2 C 2% milk shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 plum tomatoes finely chopped or ** I used 3 large chopped plum tomatoes.

  • 1/4 C fresh chopped parsley

  • Optional additions:

  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • sea salt and pepper to taste

  • fresh chopped basil added just before serving for garnish.

Directions
  1. Wash and pierce squash so that steam can escape. Microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes or until just softened, turning over after 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and let stand 5 more minutes.

  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds. Run fork thru the flesh until it turns into spaghetti-like strands. Remove all flesh and put into a bowl. Throw away one half of the shell and keep the other half for serving.

  3. Add remaining ingrediants and toss lightly. Place back into empty shell.

  4. Microwave for two minutes until heated throughout.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
10
Per Serving (10)
Calories
50
Fat
1.5 g
Cholesterol
5 mg
Sodium
80 mg
Carbohydrate
8 g
Fiber
1 g
Protein
3 g

side dish ultra-low-carb microwave spaghetti squash vegetables

11 replies

SleeplessinOR
SleeplessinOR 2013-12-02 02:54:55 -0600 Report

I'm going to have to try to sneak this in on my husband. He always says that he doesn't like squash but I think he might like this one. To help me sneak this in on him I would toss both shells out and serve it in a bowl so he doesn't get wise to what it actually is to fast. I've had spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce on it before although I was not the one that fixed it but I sure liked it. Something tells me I am going to get sneaky again soon. :)

toodles
toodles 2011-06-08 12:01:56 -0500 Report

I am so thrilled to find a variety of recipes for Spaghetti Squash. Thank you for sharing.

JYM
JYM 2010-12-29 16:52:53 -0600 Report

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT RECIPE. SPAGETTI SQUASH IS OVERLOOKED AS AN EXCELLENT DINNER SOURCE FOR MANY RECIPES AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PASTA. I USE IT WITH SPAGETTI SAUCE AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND A GARNISH OF KRAFT 3 CHEESE SPRINKLE AND A BLEND OF ITALIAN HERBS. ANOTHER TASTY DISH IS TO POUR ITALIAN DRESSING, GARLIC POWDER, BUTTER AND ITALIAN HERB BLEND AND COOK IT IN THE OVEN RIGHT IN THE SHELL.

dianakh
dianakh 2009-09-19 17:02:10 -0500 Report

I agree with the spaghetti craving..I also put my favorite sauce over it and add meatballs.

Judi62
Judi62 2009-09-03 09:06:44 -0500 Report

Sound yummy. I've always wanted a good excuse to try spaghetti squash, but never knew how to make one.
Thanks, Judi

toodles
toodles 2009-08-28 16:58:44 -0500 Report

I love spaghetti and am really excited about this recipe. It is like being able to have my cake and icing too!