Spicy Spaghetti Squash
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
8-inch spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 1/2 medium)
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese*
1 cup shredded nonfat or reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
* In this recipe, use regular Parmesan cheese, not a fat-free product.
Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and place the squash halves cut side down on the sheet. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes, or until the squash is easily pierced with a sharp knife.
Remove the squash from the oven, and let it sit until cool enough to handle. Scoop out the pulp, and transfer it to a large bowl. Use a fork to separate the pulp into strands, and set aside.
Place the tomato, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and spices in a large skillet. Place over medium heat, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
Spoon the tomato mixture over the squash, and toss gently to mix well. Add the Parmesan cheese, and toss gently to mix.
Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray, and spread the mixture evenly in the dish. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until heated through. Top with the mozzarella, and bake for 5 additional minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve hot.