Monday, October 24, 2011

Stuffed spaghetti squash

This recipe was delicious. I filled mine with ground bison, onion, garlic, squash, tomatoes, Italian tomato sauce, bread crumbs, mozzarella and parmesan.

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Recipe by Courtney


* 1 spaghetti squash, cut lengthwise
* 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 tsp minced garlic
* 1/2 cup diced onion
* 2 celery stalks
* 4-5 baby carrots (or one carrot)
* 1/2 cup peppers
* 2 slices turkey bacon
* 1/2 cup each, zucchini & yellow squash
* 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
* 1/2 cup Italian-style diced tomatoes
* 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
* 3/4 cup marinara sauce
* 3 tbsp Chavrie goat cheese
* 1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
* parmesan cheese
* Salt, pepper, dried basil, or any other spices you enjoy


Preheat oven to 375F. Halve the squash length-wise and scrape out the seeds. Place the halves of the squash in a large pot of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a large skillet, sauté the garlic and onion in olive oil. Add celery, carrots, peppers, and turkey bacon softened. Add zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and spinach and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Scrape the meat out of the squash and place in a large bowl. Add the sauteed veggies, breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, goat cheese, and spices. Mix and return the mixture to the empty squash halves. Top with extra marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Bake until the top is bubbling and melted. ENJOY!


Carrie said...

Kerstin thank you so much for making this for us. It was delicious! What kind of meat did you use? I can't wait to make this for my parents when I get to WA next month. You are such a Amazing Lady! So excited I found your blog - We will be reading and trying so many things THANKS
Carrie ANd PAUL

shipley said...

made this tonight, so yum! microwaved spag squash for 10-15 min instead of boiling (so much easier). we used ground beef, homemade marinara sauce, green beans, summer squash, peppers and seasonings. didn't end up using the squash shells to put the ingredients in because we had so much. just put it in a casserole pan and topped with sauce, moz and parm. love that it's so versatile. would be good with most veggies.