Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Speghetti Squash is a great way to make your italian pasta inspired dishes low carb and so much more healthy!

Roasting Speghetti Squash
You can do this in many different ways but I preffer the easy way :D

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Wash your squash, poke holes throughout the squash and then place it on a cookie sheet or baking dish (lightly spray the baking dish so the squash won't stick). Bake for 40-60 minutes until the squash is fork tender.

Let squash cool for about 15 minutes.
Then slice the squash length wise, scoop out the seeds and run a fork through the squash "meat" to loosen up the "noodles" that the spaghetti squash becomes.

For the Garlic Spahetti Squash...

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2 tbs olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
a pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp italian seasonings

While you are roasting the squash, sautee onion and galic in a tablespoon and a half of the olive oil. Once the onion is beginning to caramelize include pepper flakes and italian seasoning and shut heat off.
Once you have the noodles ready, toss them with the onion and galic mixture and add the other half tablespoon of oil (in needed) so that the noodles are completely coated.

Serve with grilled or breaded chicken and your favorite veggetables!

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