Friday, February 25, 2011

Sautéed Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Mushrooms



Move over pasta, there is a new “noodle” in town. Spaghetti squash has a lot less calories and carbs plus more antioxidants than plain ol’ pasta. I cook my spaghetti squash whole in a 400 degree oven for about an hour, until soft when pierced with a knife, let it cool, cut in half and then discard only the very middle parts the parts with seeds. This leaves at least 6-7 cups of golden stringy goodness to scoop out and use as an open canvas to soak in whatever flavors I decide to add. Combining it with spinach and mushrooms in this recipe makes for a delicious nutritional powerhouse!

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 heaping cups fresh baby spinach
One 8 ounce package of sliced mushrooms
Salt and pepper (optional)
Parmesan Cheese (optional)(*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joes if you are on a gluten-free diet)

Directions:

Add the garlic and a ½ teaspoon olive oil to a large pan and sauté on medium heat for a few minutes until lightly browned. Then add the second ½ teaspoon of olive oil, the mushrooms, spinach and one tablespoon water and continue to sauté for a few more minutes, stirring frequently. Finally, stir in the cooked spaghetti squash and heat through for about 3-5 minutes. Serve with a dash of salt and pepper and a light sprinkle or parmesan cheese as a garnish.

Makes about 2 heaping cups, 2 servings

Serving size: ½ recipe Calories 100 Protein 5 g Carb 17 g Fiber 4 g Sugars 6 g Fat 3 g saturated fat 0 g Sodium 60 mg

3 comments:

angie July 24, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

Your recipe is incomplete. When do u add the spinach?

Marie July 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM  

oops, thanks for catching that, recipe has been amended :)

Stasia,  November 8, 2011 at 6:49 PM  

Made this for Dinner tonight. I only have one problem. I ate the whole pot. Oops! It was delicious thanks Marie!

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