|Shown with marinara and fresh grated cheese!|
A low fat, low carb italian meal?!? Is there such a thing??? There is! And it is amazing as well! My sister in law introduced me to spaghetti squash not too long ago. I just love it! It's a great substitute for pasta (which is my biggest downfall when it comes to dieting! I can NOT give up pasta or bread... it's the Italian in me!) Spaghetti squash is great with just olive oil and italian seasonings or topped with your favorite marinara sauce! The other night I made it with olive oil and seasonings, but then I topped it with some left over sauce I had when I made my Chicken Parm Meatballs and I served it along side my Caprese Chicken (Also low fat and low carbs... also italian!)
*Medium to Large Spaghetti Squash
*2-3 T of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or if you wanna get crazy... a little butter!)
*2 T Italian seasonings
*Pepper and Salt
extra olive oil
fresh grated cheese (my fav- parm-reggiano)
Preheat oven to 375
1)Cut squash in half vertically (this is by far the hardest step in making this!)
2)Scoop out the seeds and discard
3)Brush each half with about a T of olive oil and sprinkle the seasonings on each half.
4)Place each half on a baking sheet face down. Cook for about 45 minutes.
5)Take them out and flip over. If they look a bit dry, you can add more oil (or butter). Bake face up for another 40-45 minutes. (time may very depending on size of squash)
6)Take a fork and run it horizontally across inside of squash. The "spaghetti" should form easily! Scoop it out and transfer to a serving bowl.
7)Top with any toppings, stir well and serve immediately!
|Cut down middle vertically.. Careful!|
|Spoon out seeds in center with a spoon.|
|brush each with olive oil (or butter)|
|Season with italian seasonings and pepper and salt.|
|bake face down for 45 minutes|
|turn over and bake another 40 minutes or so.|
|Run fork across horizontally and watch the "spaghetti" form!|
|Caprese Chicken with Spaghetti Squash topped with marinara and fresh grated cheese.|