Super Sauce Spaghetti Squash
So there's no link for you to go check out some recipe on this one, because it's something I pulled together after about a year of experimenting with spaghetti squash (which is an amazing vegetable that you should certainly try if you haven't yet).
Prep time: 10 minutes
What you need
1/2 small-medium spaghetti squash
2/3 cup meatless burger crumbles (I like Morninstar Farms)
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss
2 tsp parmesean topping
Microwave safe bowl
2 slices sandwich thin/light wheat bread
1/2 tablespoon light butter substitute
1. Cut squash. I try to buy smaller squashes so I typically just cut it in half. This happens to have been the last one, so it was bigger than I'd like... I cut it into awkward thirds. Then you put it into a microwave-safe bowl with a bit of water, cover with saran wrap and cook for 7-10 minutes.
|Cooked! Caution, this is HOT after this step. I try to do it a little in advance, makes it easier to scoop out the goods.|
|Mmm now things start smelling delicious!|
4. Once everything in pan is hot, add Laughing Cow wedge (this is my secret trick!) It gives the whole dish a more creamy texture and makes it taste more like it's full of naughty calories, although it's still completely healthy! Stir it around until it melts and mixes in to everything.
|You don't want it to look like this... get that mixed.|
|All stirred up!|
7. Serve and top with parmesean cheese.
|Maybe not as pretty, but just as delicious!|
The whole dish is super filling and clocks in around 500 calories (with toast!) depending on the brands and types of certain things you use. It's one of my favorite things to make because it's quick and easy and chocked full of veggies and vitamins. It also is a pretty good pasta swap if you are trying to watch carbs.