First, is the hard part, Cutting the squash open. It took a lot of muscle to cut this thing in half. After that it is pretty simple to scoop the seeds and pulp out of the center. Just like scooping the seeds out when carving a pumpkin.
I ended up with this.
Next came the fun part. When the squash was done cooking I took it out of the microwave and popped in the other two halves for 15mins. I took a fork and started scraping the insides out of the cooked squash. It's so cool how the squash shreds into spaghetti like noodles. I was surprised at how much squash I ended up with. Here is a picture of after I scooped both squashes.
Alright, now came the cooking. Here is a list of all the ingredients I used.
- 2 Spaghetti Squash (Cooked and shredded)
- 1/4 Red Onion, Chopped
- 1 sm Yellow Pepper, Chopped
- 1 package Thin n' Trim Chicken Sausage (spinach and red onion), Chopped
- 2 cups Fresh Spinach
- Minced Garlic
- Italian Seasonings
- Black Pepper
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Pam (nonstick spray)
Here is the finished product.
Very tasty, Add as little or as much seasonings as you like. I added more because I thought it was a little bland as I was cooking it. The squash has a bit of a crunch to it still so it's not as pasta textured as I was expecting. But that was a good thing. I liked that the squash flavor still came through in the meal, but I feel that if I added a sauce, the squash flavor would disappear. I'll have to try it that way to see.
I love the Nutrition information for the squash though.
1 cup of the cooked Spaghetti Squash is about:
3% Total Carbohydrate
9% Dietary Fiber
3% Vitamin A
9% Vitamin C
My Bowl consisted of:
Not bad at all for such a filling meal. I only had one bowl full and I still feel full 1 hr later.