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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Casserole (came to me via Facebook)


Spaghetti Squash Casserole
1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 400
Coat a 13" x 9" baking dish and a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place the squash, cut side down, on the sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a sharp knife. With a fork, scrape the squash strands into a large bowl.
Meanwhile, warm the oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and basil. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the tomatoes. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mixture is dry.
To the bowl with the squash, add the cottage cheese, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and the onion mixture. Stir to mix. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and bread crumbs.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.


BadCook said...

Hi. This doesn't say to put it back in the squash to finish baking, though that's what the pic shows. Have you tried it? I'm a little worried that the shell would get flimsy after an hour, total, of baking.

Pamela (a.k.a. The InfoJunkie) said...

I have not made this recipe yet. But I was rereading the instructions and after cooking the squash upside down for 30 minutes, you scrape it out... add the other ingredients and then put it all in a baking dish to finish cooking. So even though the picture shows the dish in the squash at the end, the recipe does not give instructions for that. :o)