Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Sauce

Hi!! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! What a day! As many parents did, I stayed up way too late Christmas eve, prepping our feast and preparing for Santa’s arrival only to wake at the crack of dawn to open gifts with my daughter. We had a wonderful day and Santa was very good to us all!

 After yesterday its hard to talk about food but last week I promised my recipe for spaghetti squash, so here it is! 

Spaghetti Squash – Spaghetti Sauce

First off, I will give your two ways to prepare your squash.  And just in case you haven’t heard of spaghetti squash, I’ll tell you its a large pale yellow squash that when cooked makes perfect noodles, a great replacement to regular carb loaded noodles but still yummy and comforting! 

 

 Ingredients: – All Organic – Always

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1 pack mushrooms – rinsed
  • 1 small onion – chopped
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 jar organic spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound grass fed ground hamburger meat (optional) or add more veggies
  • pinch of coconut sugar or xylitol
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

Directions for Cooking Whole Squash:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Prick holes all over squash (like baking potatoes)

3. Place the whole squash in a baking pan and bake for 1 hour

4. Allow squash to cool for a few minutes, then cut in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.  Then use the fork to scrape out the strands of noodles. 

 

Directions for Cooking Half Squash:

1. Cut squash in half, it will be difficult as squash is very hard and dense. Kind of like a watermelon. Scrape out the seeds.

2. Place the squash in a saucepan of water face up.  The water should cover half of the squash but do not submerge.

3. Bring the water to a boil for about 15 min. Squash is ready

4.  Use the fork to scrape out the strands of noodles. 

 Spaghetti Sauce

1. Saute chopped, mushrooms, and garlic in olive oil. When soft add in the sauce.

2. If you are going to add meat, cook in a separate pan, drain and add to the onion and mushroom mixture.

3. Let the sauce and vegetable simmer add a pinch of sugar or sweetener to cut the acidic taste and serve over squash noodles.

* My daughter won’t eat the squash noodles so I give her quinoa noodles.  Its a healthier choice to regular pasta.

Kathy

 

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