Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash Recipe #MenuIdeasMonday

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If you haven’t tried substituting spaghetti squash for spaghetti noodles in any of your favorite dishes yet this is a great simple recipe.  When you are trying to cut  back on calories one of the best ways to do it without feeling deprived is to make sure you incorporate lots of flavor into your dish. This is easily done with fresh or dry herbs, and small amounts of less healthy ingredients-like Parmesan cheese. This dish weighs in at about 2.5 Weight Watchers points. Be sure to check out our Tortellini Soup recipe that’s also Weight Watchers Friendly!

Parmesan- Herb Spaghetti Squash

spaghetti squash label

Ingredients:

1 large spaghetti squash

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. Basil

½ tsp. Oregano

½  tsp. Rosemary

1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Slice spaghetti squash in half- lengthwise.

spaghetti squash scraping

Remove all seeds from center.

spaghetti squash brush

Brush all exposed area with olive oil.

spaghetti squash baking

Place halves cut side down on a baking sheet.

Bake for 45-55 minutes until squash is tender.

spaghetti squash fork

Remove from pan and use a fork to gently scrape out the spaghetti like strands.

spaghetti squash season

Toss with 1 Tbsp, Olive oil, Parmesan, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Garlic powder to coat thoroughly.

Serve immediately.

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Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
 
Healthier, lighter version of spaghetti
Ingredients
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Basil
  • ½ tsp. Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Rosemary
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half- lengthwise.
  3. Remove all seeds from center.
  4. Brush all exposed area with olive oil.
  5. Place halves cut side down on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes until squash is tender.
  7. Remove from pan and use a fork to gently scrape out the spaghetti like strands.
  8. Toss with 1 Tbsp, Olive oil, Parmesan, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Garlic powder to coat thoroughly.
  9. Serve immediately.

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9 comments… add one

  • Great side dish to add to any meat really. Like this healthier option. Going to make this next time I make chicken or pork chops. Looks so good.

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  • I haven’t ever really cooked with spaghetti squash. This looks really yummy and easy enough that I could do!

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  • This sounds so good. I am a big fan of spaghetti squash!!

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  • Oh yes!! Bring on the Spaghetti Squash! I love it!

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  • Oh my yum, I love spaghetti squash but its’ nice to mix it up with different seasonings.

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  • YUM! We love spaghetti squash in this house! Parmesan would be tasty

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  • What a great idea! It’s easier to do then I would have thought too!

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  • wowo, i look grate, i like it

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  • Sounds delicious Brett!! I added a recipe from my site :) Thanks for the linky.

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