Italian Spaghetti Squash
For an inexpensive, one-dish dinner, add 1 cup of spaghetti sauce with meat and 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese to the squash in step 3. Bake this nutritious Italian Spaghetti Squash for 25 minutes before serving.
1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)
1 Tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup prepared meatless spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Pierce squash with the tip of a knife. Microwave on HIGH until tender, about 15 minutes.
Let squash cool for 10 minutes; halve lengthwise. Remove seeds and strings.
Scrape out strands of squash with a fork into a medium bowl. Add butter; mix well.
Add spaghetti sauce and Parmesan; stir well.
Italian Spaghetti Squash tip: The larger the spaghetti squash the thicker the strands. A tiny squash will yield strands the size of angel hair pasta and it will cook faster than a large squash, which has spaghetti-size strands.