Health

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Vodka Sauce

Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite foods–so healthy and so easy to master. I use this as aΒ healthier substitute for pasta. 1 cup of pasta can be 220 calories, compared to 1 cup of spaghetti squash which is 42 calories. Spaghetti squash is low in carbs and high in water content. Definitely a delicious and healthy alternative to real spaghetti.

I made a spaghetti squash recipe, topped with vodka sauce and sauteed mushrooms. Here is how it all went down:

  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the spaghetti squash in half

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  • Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon

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  • Slather with a tbsp oil per each half, season with salt and pepper
  • Bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes

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  • When the spaghetti squash only has 20 minutes left to bake, put minced garlic and a tbsp of oil in a pan on medium heat for around 5 minutes

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  • Heat vodka sauce in pan on medium heat

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  • Add sliced mushrooms to the pan with the garlic. Sautee for 10 minutes, add more olive oil if needed.

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  • Take squash out of the oven and scoop the sides with a fork

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  • Scoop both halves into a bowl

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  • Scoop out your personal serving

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  • Add vodka sauce, mushrooms, and cheese (I used an Italian 5 cheese blend)

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Final Product: I added roasted carrots to my meal. It was phenomenal!

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Delicious and healthy! Now I just have to think of all the ways to use the loads of spaghetti squash leftovers! πŸ™‚

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