Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Bowls

So, I've found a new food blog to follow that is perfect for my New Year's Resolutions!! She is all about making yummy, traditional family friendly foods, healthier. I'm sure some of you know about her and I've just been stuck in the middle ages over here, but if not, check out Skinny Taste. Her recipes are great and easy to follow and everything is waistline conscious!

I got this next recipe from her site and it is soooo good. I've done Spaghetti Squash before, stuffing it full of veggies, turkey sausage, and cheese, and it was delicious, but it was also time consuming and complicated. This recipe was so good and so easy to follow and if you have a little patience to let the squash roast, you will enjoy it just as much as me and the hubster did the other night. It also made a TON of food for two people, so we were extra excited that we'd get to enjoy some leftovers :)
This is also the perfect dish for any of you Atkin's loving peeps out there who are missing pasta, because it's low in carbs and low in calories!

Hurry up and make this for dinner, I promise you won't be disappointed!

Spaghetti Squash Bowls
Original Recipe at Skinny Taste

1 spaghetti squash
1 c marinara sauce (homemade or your favorite store-bought)
1-2 grilled chicken breasts (1 was plenty for the hubby and me)
1/2 c mozzarella
2 tblsp shredded parmesan
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut your spaghetti squash in half and season salt and pepper. Roast in the oven 45-60 minutes or until the sides of the squash are easy to push in (careful they'll be HOT!!).
While the squash is roasting, grill your chicken (season however you like. I like to use a mix of salt, pepper, garlic and Italian seasonings). Remove from oven and slice.
When the squash is read, pull out of the oven and pull the meat of the squash into the center (it will be stringy like Spaghetti!). Mix garlic in with your squash and top with grilled chicken breasts. Pour spaghetti sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan. Put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

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