Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

I haven’t had spaghetti squash in awhile. I was at a local farmers market and everything I needed seemed to be on sale. I needed to spend at least $5 to use my debit card. I picked up a few things , including a spaghetti squash.

I picked up ground chicken and had everything else on hand already.

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I mean look at that deliciousness!!

What I used:

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • 1lb ground chicken
  •  small onion, diced
  • About half of a red bell pepper, diced
  • mushrooms, diced
  • spinach, chopped
  • garlic, minced
  • about 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • roasted garlic seasoning
  • Italian Blend shredded cheese
  • olive oil
  • diced tomatoes 15 oz

 

Directions:

Spaghetti Squash Directions

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cut spaghetti squash in half. Take out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil & salt.

Place spaghetti squash cut side down. Cook for 30-40 minutes until tender.

While that is cooking get together the mixture. You can add whatever veggies you would like. I had some leftovers that I wanted to use up.

Pour some olive oil in pan on medium.  Once warm add diced onion. Stir. When translucent, add bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add garlic. Stir

Add ground chicken. Stir mixture together.

Add roasted garlic seasoning ( you can add garlic powder)

When chicken is cooked, add diced tomatoes & parmesan cheese & stir.

Add chopped spinach. Stir together and turn off.

When spaghetti squash is done. Take a fork and lightly pull inwards all around.

Top with the chicken & veggie mixture.

Then top with shredded  cheese to cover the top.

Put it back in the oven until cheese is melted.

To get the nice browned cheese oven on broil (high) for a couple of minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

Empty Spaghetti Squash

 

What do you do with spaghetti squash?

 

 

 

Cheesy veggie bake

This dish has some of my favorite vegetables like zucchini and spaghetti squash. It’s also very easy to make.

Veggie pasta bake

Ingredients:
Spaghetti squash
Red pepper
Zucchini
Carrot
Garlic
Tomato
16 oz of tomato sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil

Cook the spaghetti squash in microwave for 8-12 minutes or bake in oven at 375 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

While that is cooking , dice other veggies and put in pot with olive oil.

When spaghetti squash is done cut in half ( scoop seeds and discard) then with a fork scrap gently and should flake off easily into strings.

Pour tomato sauce , spaghetti squash , cheese into pot with veggies.

Mix well .

Put into casserole dish.

Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until cheese in bubbly .

Not the prettiest dish but delicious !!

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