Spaghetti squash & zucchini casserole

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Spaghetti squash
(if more than 2 lbs -- use
1 medium Zucchini grated
1 cup Tomato sauce OR
6 ounces Can tomato paste +
2 ounces Water
1 teaspoon Finely cut fresh basil
1 teaspoon Dried crushed oregano
1 teaspoon Garlic powder or
4 Cloves finely chopped fresh
¼ teaspoon Ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon Salt (optional)
Serrano chili sauce or
Other hot sauce to taste

(This dish requires 20 minutes of baking, but the first part of the preparation of the spaghetti squash can be done stovetop or microwave.) Cut spaghetti squash in half length-wise. Carefuly scrape out seeds, but do not cut into the body of the squash. While the squash is cooking you can prepare the other ingredients.

Stovetop: place half squash cut side down in a pot with 2" (5 cm) water, cover and boil for 20 minutes. Microwave: place half squash in a dish with ¼ cup water, cover with plastic wrap and cook at high (>600 watts) for 7 minutes.

Squash is half cooked. With fork, scrape out squash to produce spaghetti-like strands. A thin, hard shell will be left.

In a large bowl, add spaghetti squash, tomato sauce, grated zucchini and spices. Mix well and spoon into squash shell (or casserole dish), top with nutritional yeast, a little more garlic powder (and, if desired, non-fat grated parmesan cheese).

Bake at 350 degrees F. (175 C.) for 20 minutes or until done.

Serves 6. Each 8 oz (¼ l.) serving has 66 calories, less than ¼ g fat.

(This recipe was adapted from a sticker attached to a spaghetti squash by Linden Associated Growers, Linden, CA.) This took about 8 minutes of working time, 7 minutes of microwaving while getting the rest ready, and then waiting 20 minutes while it baked. Smell and taste was delicious.

I served it with brown rice and fresh non-fat French Bread. It would be an ideal filling for a pita pocket or tortilla.

What to do with the other half of the squash? Stick it in the refrigerator for a few days, then prepare it as shown above, except microwave for 10 minutes or boil for 30, and then scrape it out and serve topped with your favorite spaghetti sauce. kwvegan vegan Recipe By :

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