Spaghetti Squash Parmigiano

Spaghetti Squash Parmigiano
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Summary
Spaghetti squash is a winter squash with a unique stringy flesh that resembles spaghetti noodles. This recipe is a low carb side dish featuring classic Italian flavors but without the pasta! Spaghetti squash is also a lower potassium winter squash, making it a great addition to a kidney-friendly diet. Chef's Tip: Microwaving the raw spaghetti squash before cutting in half makes it much easier to cut into.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 130

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol less than 5mg
  • Sodium 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Phosphorus 70mg
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • spaghetti squash
    1 (about 5 lbs)
  • olive oil (divided use)
    4 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • shallot (minced)
    1
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/8 tsp
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    3/4 cup
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.

  2. Pierce spaghetti squash with a fork. Microwave for 5 minutes to soften. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds and membranes.

  3. Rub cut squash all over with 2 tbsp olive oil. Place squash cut side down on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.

  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot; cook and stir until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat.

  5. Use a large spoon or fork to scrape the stringy flesh from the squash into the skillet. Add Parmesan cheese, black pepper and red pepper chili flakes; stir to combine. Serve warm.

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