Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sneaky Squash Pasta

Want a pasta dish with no guilt? Try Spaghetti Squash! I know, that just ruined your excitement. This dish is so fresh tasting and makes me love summer and the fresh veggies that come with it. You can eat all you want of this one! My son loved how the squash turned into noodles! If your kids are picky, just puree the sauce before serving.
I tend not to do this, just to try and teach my son to eat it.
But hey - however you can get those veggies down them!

1 Spaghetti Squash
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 Zucchini, chopped
Oregano, to taste
Basil, to taste
Parsley, to taste
Salt, to taste
Chicken breast (or canned chicken for a quicker meal)

1-Put tomatoes, onions, and zucchini in pot. Add spices to taste (I am pretty generous). Bring to boil and then simmer until veggies are done.

2-In the meantime you need to cook the squash. Poke wholes in the skin. Place on cookies sheet and bake at 350 for 1 hour, or microwave until skins are soft and squishy (about 12-15 minutes).
Let cool, slice in half. Dig out seeds and then scape out "squash pasta" with a spoon.

3-In a medium non-stick pan, heat 1 tsp of Olive Oil. Add chicken and cook on both sides until done. (Omit this for a yummy vegetarian option)

To serve: Put squash noodles on the plate, place chicken breast on top, and top with the zucchini/tomato sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. YUM!

My rating: 4.5

UPDATE: I had some leftovers of this in my fridge this morning. Added it to some scrambled egg whites and threw in a handful of spinach. Top with some parmesan cheese - AMAZING!!!
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  1. Thanks Laura! I will have to try some of these recipes... I'm sure I will love them. Let's just hope I get the thumbs up from Kevin as well. He's the real test. :)

  2. Laura! You are so artistic! Look at that picture on the top! Serioiusly, so adorable! I am really so excited about this blog! You are amazing! I can't wait to try some of these recipes!

  3. Laura,
    I love this! I feel like I am always trying to do the same but am definitely not organized enough to put it into a blog (I don't even do my own blog) so thank you for doing it! I am definitely going to be trying these recipes and checking back often.
    Hope you are well!
    Thanks again,

  4. Love this one. We made it the same day you posted it, except I cheated and used Prego for a super easy fast meal.



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