Garlic and Olive Oil Spaghetti Squash

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Garlic and Olive Oil Spaghetti Squash

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 181.4
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 113.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Introduction

At only 181 calories a serving, this can replace garlic and olive oil spaghetti. Plus, it's a tasty way to eat your veggies! At only 181 calories a serving, this can replace garlic and olive oil spaghetti. Plus, it's a tasty way to eat your veggies!
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 spaghetti squash
    3-4 cloves of garlic (minced)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup water
    salt & pepper to taste

Tips

To save time, microwave your squash in a shallow casserole dish. Garnish with thyme for a nice touch of color.


Directions

Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out seeds, being careful to preserve as much of the inside as possible. In a casserole dish (coated with non-stick cooking spray), place squash face-down, then add 1/4 cup of water.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, then turn squash over and cook for another 30 minutes or until soft.
As squash is cooling, saute garlic and olive oil in a pan.
Using a serving fork, scrape squash out and into the pan with the garlic and olive oil. (Using long strokes, the fork should make the squash come out in long, thin, spaghetti-like strands.
Cook for another 3-5 minutes. (Until garlic is the color you like best!) Add salt and pepper.
This serves 2 people as a main course, 4 as a side dish. (Kids love to be the "squash scraper")

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I have eaten spaghetti squash like this for more years than most of you have been alive. The only thing I can add is that instead of cutting this in half and baking, poke holes in it and microwave until soft. Saves you a LOT of time. I would never bake a squash with the microwave around. Delicious! - 6/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I had never tried spaghetti squash before, but this recipe has made me a HUGE fan! I used less olive oil to reduce the fat, and added mushrooms and onions for more flavor. I sprinkled a bit of light parmesean cheese over it too. Will definitely cook this again!!! - 2/11/11

    Reply from MERIGOOD (7/1/16)
    I'll have to try your add-ins!! Sounds great.


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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Thought this was delicious - I added some chopped black olives and a bit of mozzarella which melted in nicely. This makes a huge bowl of food with tons of flavor for minimal calories...I can't wait to enjoy the 2nd half tomorrow! - 12/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love pasta so it's nice to find a vegetable that will work as a substitute. The squash was delicious and a bit crunchy. We added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top and it was just wonderful. This dish is a keeper. - 12/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was my frist time cooking spaghetti squash. I love it. I added turkey meatballs & pasta sauce & red pepper flakes. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to trying again with some of the variations I have read here. - 6/18/13

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