.Spaghetti Squash is delicious and infinitely variable. However, you do have to be conscious of the carbs. It is lower in carbs than other winter Squash but is still 10 carbs per cup. I usually buy the smallest one I can find and can get 12 3/4cup servings from it (7.5 carbs not including toppings). While I have it pictured being served in a stuffed half squash I find it safer to scrape out the cooked squash and then apply toppings.
The first time I made this it was so impressive in terms of presentation and taste I found myself wishing I had a bigger home so I could have a dinner party to show off the recipe. This week will be a series of spaghetti squash recipes as I test different combinations.
One small spaghetti squash
Salt and pepper
½ tsp basil
½ teaspoon oregano
One pound of sausage
One green or other colored pepper
¼ cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic -minced
¾ cup chopped tomato
One cup shredded mozzarella
(Optional) One Cup love carb spaghetti sauce
And any other veggies you have on hand and would like to add
Cut one end flat to stand it up so you can divide the squash lengthwise
(It can be hard to cut. I use a large serrated knife and cut around the outside first before cutting through.)
Preheat oven to 350
Place halves face down on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake for30 minutes or until a knife can be inserted all the way in with little resistance.
Rub cooked squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Pan fry the sausage
Sauté onions and chopped peppers in butter or bacon grease
Add garlic and cook a few more minutes
Mix in chopped tomatoes and seasonings
Stuff into squash mounding upward
If using pasta sauce pour over topping
Top with mozzarella
Put back in oven for about 15 minutes
It is lovely served in the squash but for keto it would be best to cut the half squash in half again to serve and even better to simply heat the toppings by themselves until the cheese starts to melt and scrape out the squash strands separating into about ¾ cup piles and covering with the topping to control the carbs.
You will be amazed by just how much comes out of that squash!