I was ecstatic to get a spaghetti squash in this weeks farm share! After trying it a few years ago, I'm hooked! It's one of my favorite things to experiment with.
If you've never had some, it's mildly sweet with a fun spaghetti like texture. I have an OLD video where I show how I used to cook it in the microwave but now I bake it. The texture is much better and it's super easy if you do it whole. I've been meaning to do a video on how I do it. Maybe next week?
Anyway, this dish came out great! Better than I expected as it's so simple. Here's what I did…
- About 3 cups cooked spaghetti squash (1 medium one)
- 2 large garden tomatoes sliced
- Kosher Salt
- Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Dried Basil, Dried Parsley for sprinkling
- 5oz of fancy shredded Mexican cheese blend (separated)
- Fresh Basil for Garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 11 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Spread about 1 cup of spaghetti squash on the bottom.
Top with a layer of sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and spices.
Top with 1.5 oz of cheese.
Add another layer of squash, then tomatoes, spices and cheese. Top with a final layer of squash.
Top with the last 2 oz of cheese and sprinkle with the spices one last time.
Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
Top with some fresh cut basil and cut into 6 serving sizes about 3x3 inches each.
Just to recap the layers are…
The little bit of cheese in between each layer acts like a glue holding everthing together.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|100||5g||2g||old: 2||new: 3|