Spaghetti Squash Surprise

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EDR Spaghetti Squash Surprise
20 Min

The first time you taste spaghetti squash you might be surprised that it actually does taste like spaghetti! Our Spaghetti Squash Surprise is a simple recipe that acts as a healthier substitute for pasta.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (3-pound) spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 cup light marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh basil

What to Do

1. Fill a soup pot with one inch of water and place whole squash in water. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and cook 20 to 30 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife. Remove squash to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly. 

2. Cut squash in half lengthwise then use a spoon to remove and discard seeds. Scrape inside of squash with a fork, shredding into noodle-like strands. 

3. Place shredded squash in a large skillet and heat over high heat 2 to 4 minutes to eliminate excess water. Add remaining ingredients except basil and cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through. Stir in basil and serve. 


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 86
  • Calories from Fat 17
  • Total Fat 1.9g 3 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g 2 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.2g 4 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 1.2mg 0 %
  • Sodium 139mg 6 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 18g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15 %
  • Sugars 7.4g 0 %

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I made this many years ago. I will make it for my family and see if they can tell the difference. I would have to not tell my son what it is until after he eats it. He is not a fan of squash. This is definitely a lot better for you than the pasta.

I love it. My husband isn't too crazy about it, but I LOVE low carb food that don't need a lot of insulin for. I'm not a pasta lover like the husband is though.


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