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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Mike Dieter

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prep:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

123 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 21mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 3g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 276mg; potassium 155mg; calcium 121.2mg; iron 0.5mg.
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