Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
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Serves: 2-4
  • 1 small spaghetti squash*
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, more to taste*
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Pierce squash with a fork or sharp serrated knife, all throughout (about 12 times).
  2. Place squash in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and cut lengthwise while holding it with an oven mitten. Careful not to get burned. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. With a fork, scoop out the seeds and pulp in the middle of the squash and discard.
  5. With a fork, scrape out the "spaghetti" strands of flesh, leaving just the outer skin of the squash.
  6. In a big pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add in crushed garlic and saute for a minute, until fragrant. Careful not to burn the garlic. Throw in spaghetti squash and salt and cook until desired consistency. If you want it slightly crunchy you can just toss it in a couple of times. If you'd like it softer, cook it for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add in parmesan cheese, mix in and turn off heat.
  8. You can enjoy it as is! Or add in basil or other herbs, feta cheese, or your favorite pasta sauce.
*for a bigger squash adjust bake time by 15 - 20 more minutes
*use freshly grated parmesan cheese, none of those powder-y things that come in a container.
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