Buttered Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash is a low-calorie substitute for pasta that tastes as good, if not better, topped with marinara sauce.

Buttered Spaghetti Squash
Photo: Mike Dieter
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)

  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoon butter or margarine, cut up

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, oregano, or parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Halve squash lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash halves, cut side down, in a large baking dish. Using a fork, prick the skin all over. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.

  2. Remove the squash pulp from shell. Toss squash pulp with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the butter, basil, and salt. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  3. Makes 6 servings.

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce:

Bake spaghetti squash as directed in step 1. Omit Parmesan cheese, butter, basil, and salt. For marinara sauce, in a medium saucepan cook 1/4 cup chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil. Stir in one 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained; 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed; 1/8 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed; 1/4 teaspoon salt; and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring often. Remove the squash pulp from shell. Spoon sauce over squash pulp. If desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Per 3/4 cup squash with 1/4 cup sauce: 84 cal., 3 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 233 mg sodium, 14 g carbo., 0 g fiber, 1 g pro.Daily Values: 1% vit. A, 19% vit. C, 7% calcium, 5% iron.Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 155mg 3%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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