CHEESY GARLIC PARMESAN SPINACH SPAGHETTI SQUASH

by Sheryl

PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 1 HR | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 10 MINS | SERVINGS: 4 SERVINGS

Dress your squash in a cheesy garlic Parmesan sauce with fresh spinach. A creamy, mouthwatering, flavorful, and amazing way to enjoy squash. So good you want to just dig right in!

INGREDIENTS

1 medium spaghetti squash (approx. 2-3lbs)
2.5 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp avocado oil or olive oil
5 oz fresh spinach chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp cream cheese (optional but delicious!)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for topping
salt and pepper to taste
grated or sliced mozzarella for topping to taste

How to make Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Slice in half lengthwise the spaghetti squash, then, remove the seeds.

Step 3: You can slightly soften the squash if you stick it in the microwave to cut it easily. But first, pierce the squash several times using a knife so it does not burst. Then, microwave for at about 3 minutes for smaller squash and 4 to 5 minutes for the large ones.

Step 4: Rub with a little amount of olive oil the cut side of the squash and transfer cut side down on the baking dish or sheet.

Step 5: Place in the preheated oven to roast for about 40 minutes or until fork-tender. Although, the cooking time depends on the size of the squash. Large slices will need more time to roast. Store the roasted squash in the fridge for a few days until ready to use.

Step 6: Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot or skillet over medium-high heat. once hot, saute the garlic until fragrant.

Step 7: Add in and stir the spinach until wilted. Then, the cream, cream cheese (optional), and Parmesan cheese. Stir well.

Step 8: To taste, season with salt and pepper before removing the pan from the heat.

Step 9: When done roasting, remove the squash from the oven and let it cool before separating and fluffing the strands using a fork.

Step 10: Pour in the middle of the squash boat the sauce and stir to combine. Top it with a small amount of mozzarella cheese and a little parm cheese if desired.

Step 11: Put the squash back in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F or until hot and bubbly.

Step 12: Adjust to broil and continue cooking on high for another minute or two for that golden cheesy topping.

Step 13: Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes:

Chicken is a great addition to this recipe. Stir the chicken with the sauce and veggie noodles or you can serve them alongside. Or opt for shrimp as they add extra flavour to the squash.

NUTRITION FACTS:

AMOUNT PER SERVING CALORIES 274 | % DAILY VALUE* | PROTEIN 8G16%
* PERCENT DAILY VALUES ARE BASED ON A 2000 CALORIE DIET.

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