…And you can be creative what filling goes inside of Your Spaghetti Squash!
Baked Spaghetti Squash
If you are shooting for something with an abundance of Vitamin C – grab a spaghetti squash into your shopping basket from your next trip to a farmer’s market or your local store with fresh produce. You are going to enjoy the ease and versatility of preparing this amazingly powerful vegetable. Baking is one of the prominent ways to start the preparation of the squash. After that – your creativity can be let loose.
Think of many fillings and fixings you can add inside the boat of the boastful amount of yellow spaghetti-ful fiberous goodness! If you are a vegetarian lover – add freshly cut or sauteed vegetables. If you want to go after meat and fish options or tofu – wow, you are a winner here, too!
In addition to Vitamin C, you are to load your body with Vitamins A, B-6, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and vitamin K. This family of antioxidants and immune system benefactors is hard to ignore!
The amounts of Manganese – the mineral that is crucial to our bone health, tissue development and sex hormones functioning – cannot be ignored either. One cup contains about 8% of the RDA recommended amounts of this mineral. It seems like a small amounts, but we do not need a ton of this mineral to rip the benefits in well-being.
Charge your imagination with yummy fillings and head to the kitchen with your inspiration and spaghetti squash in hand!
- 1 or 2 Spaghetti Squash, halved
- 2-4 Tbsp virgin olive oil
- 1 big onion, cut up for sauteeing
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 1 cup grape tomatoes or 3 Tbsp red peppers
- Herbs of your choosing to garnish: Dill, Scallions, Cilantro.
- Place spaghetti squash with cut sides down on the baking sheet with olive oil.
- Bake at 350F (175C) for 30 minutes, until soft.
- In a pan, heat oil and saute onions, garlic, tomatoes and/or red peppers.
- Use baked squash boats instead of plates and fill them with the sauteed onions and veggie mix
- Use large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the baked squash and plate it, adding sauteed vegetables to the mix.
— Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) May 1, 2017
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