foodie wednesday: spaghetti spaghetti squash is twice as nice

i have been LOVING spaghetti squash lately.  craig and i have been enjoying this delicious veggie almost every week.  if you've never tried it, you must!  it's simple, yummy and is a fabulous substitute for spaghetti.  try this super easy recipe, and you'll be hooked.

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spaghetti spaghetti squash
makes 4+/- servings

1 spaghetti squash
1 onion, chopped
1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce (i use organic 4-cheese marinara)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (italian blend)
olive oil

preheat oven to 425

1. puncture the skin of the squash several times with a knife and place on a baking sheet.  roast in the oven for 45 min or until tender.

2. in the meantime, saute the onion in a bit of olive oil until caramelized.  season with salt.

3. once squash is done, allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting in 1/2 and scooping out seeds.  then, with a fork, shred the flesh into a large bowl.

4. add onions and sauce to squash and mix well.  season with salt.  put squash mixture in 9 x 13 inch baking dish and sprinkle the top with cheese.

5. reduce oven temp to 325 and stick the casserole back in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

serve with a side salad for a completely easy (and yummy) weeknight dinner.  i guarantee you will not miss your traditional spaghetti dinner at all!

mangia!  mangia!