Cheesy Spaghetti Squash with Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 255.6
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.6 mg
  • Sodium: 474.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g

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Adapted from Eat Well, Lose Weight cookbook Adapted from Eat Well, Lose Weight cookbook
Number of Servings: 6


    Spaghetti Squash, 2 1/2lbs
    Water, 1/4 C
    Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
    Mushrooms, fresh, 2 C, pieces or slices
    Onions, raw, 1 medium
    Garlic, 3 cloves
    Nonstick cooking spray
    Italian seasoning, 1/2 t
    Black pepper, 1/8 t
    Spaghetti/Marinara Sauce (tomato sauce), 1 1/2 C
    Kraft Mozzarella Finely shredded Part Skim cheese, 1 C
    Chicken Breast, no skin, 2 breast, bone and skin removed


**Ingredients list includes chicken because I wanted to add a little extra protein. Instructions do not reflect the extra chicken**

1. Halve the squash crosswise; remove seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, in microwave save 2quart rectangular baking dish. Add water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 13 to 15 minutes or until squash is tender when pierces with form, rearranging once for even cooking. Drain. Set aside until cook enough to handle.

2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add mushroom, onion, and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3. Preheat over to 350F. Using 2 forks, shred and separate the squash pulp into strands (you should have about 3 cups). Wipe out baking dish; coat with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the of the squash in the prepared baking dish. Add half of the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and black pepper. Top with half of the pasta sauce and half of the cheese. Top with remaining squash, mushroom mixture, and sauce.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user IAMZBEE.

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