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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 265.5
  • Total Fat: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,050.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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Squash your Pasta

Submitted by: TFLAHERTY

Introduction

A delicious alternative to pasta. A delicious alternative to pasta.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 cups spaghetti squash
    2 cups spaghetti/marinara sauce (tomato sauce)
    36 slices of pepperoni
    6 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
Place face down on a baking sheet and bake at 400* for 40-50 minutes or until done.
Once cooked, remove from oven and use the tines of a fork to remove the squash from the skin and place in a bowl.
Heat sauce in the microwave until hot and pour over squash. Top with pepperoni and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TFLAHERTY.





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  • 17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I prick spaghetti squash all over with a fork, microwave on high for 3 minutes, turn it over and microwave 2 minutes more, then let is sit for 5 minutes before cutting open. - 2/14/09

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  • Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Spaghetti squash are bears to cut in half! That said, I like this, but my kids didn't. If you want to try something a little different, I added about a cup of the leftover squash (no sauce!) to a pot of chili. It gave it a really good, fresh flavor. - 2/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    OR steam the squash- Microwave 1 minute, cut in 1/2 length wise, place in 1 inch water in pan, cover pan, bring to boil, simmer for 12 minutes- let cool. Scoop out squash- it shreds as you scoop it out. Serve with sauce. I make this once a week to replace pasta. - 2/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE spag squash!!! We roast ours whole then cut in half. Very easy and wonderfully tasty. If you use marinara sauce, ground lean meat and veggies, you can have a plate full of comfort with few calories. - 2/17/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I use spaghetti squash quite a bit, using the prick with a fork/microwave method to cut the squash open. I won't be adding pepperoni to it, but turkey meatballs & mushrooms with the sauce make a good dish. Just plain, sprayed with butter sub., S & P, and parm is good too! - 2/14/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Due to the fact that it IS so hard to cut raw, without a saw, I cook mine whole, 400 degrees for about an hour, definately poke it with a knife. Then cut in half after it has cooled. I personally could eat it with nothing on it.Sometimes add a honey/brown mustard sauce or even just cinnamon - 3/31/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    How absolutely yummy. Our family loves squash with cinnamon and pumpkin spice. This will be on our menu today. - 3/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love spaghetti squash. I use it like this, and also as a substitute for rice for chinese recipes. - 2/16/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    leave off the pepperoni - 2/15/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    If like me, you could not cut the squash in half (mine was the size of a football!), then you can pierce the skin with a knife and bake it whole. I baked it in a dish for a total 40-45mins. Halved it, then forked it. You can fork it down to the skin, I only used sauce, tasted gr8, fridge~5 days. - 4/28/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I tried spaghetti squash with melted lowfat cheese! Even after draining the squash well, the cheese sauce was a bit 'runny'...but it satisfied my craving for 'mac & cheese' - 2/14/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe I have been wanting to try this..thanks. - 2/14/09

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was difficult to work with the squash and the taste and consistency wasn't quite favorable. The sauce, pepperoni, and parmesan was the delightful part. - 2/14/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use an electric pressure cooker to cook my squash. It makes is fast and easy. - 4/1/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love spag. squash. I bake it for 40-50 min. then take it out, turn it upright and fill the bowl part up with an apple or pear sprinkled with cinnamon and ff maple syrup or brown sugar, OMG, soooo good. oh ya, put it back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, then its ready and sooooo good. - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this without the pepperoni to cut the fat and use my own marinara sauce. That cuts down on the fat and sodium. (Jarred sauces have too much salt AND sugar) We also cut the parmesan in half and were very happy. We had grilled chicken breast on the side for our meal. - 8/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love spagetti squash fixed this way. The only difference is I don't use the pepperoni. Brown turkey italian sausage, then add to the spagetti sauce. Serve over cooked spagetti squash. - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    make this all the time. It is yummy - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    leave off the pepperoni and added a leaner source of protein - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this, my husband was impressed at the flavor. He is Italiand and didn't miss the pasta. - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    for those who think the pepperoni is bad, there's a turkey pepperoni on the market that is lower in fat and calories than regular pepperoni and is very tasty. - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it! - 3/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe - 3/31/10

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    When I use spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti...I saute veggies in EVOO and then toss all with the cooked squash. LEave out the pepperoni unless you want to saute some ground white chicken with the veggies. - 2/16/09

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