Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Skinny and Clean: Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Vegetables

I did it. The impossible fete...no, not climb Mt. Everest...I got two grown men to eat a low carb meal with nothing but vegetables...and devour it like it was nobody's business. I have been interested in cooking spaghetti squash and I tried it once in the microwave that was supposed to be SO easy...it was SO gross, I haven't had the courage to try it again. 

My spaghetti squash came from Front Porch Pickings which is a local farm to door delivery service that I love. My only struggle is to make what I get and not let it go bad. I used my new Ninja 3 in 1 (which I will blog about very soon, and it was a one pot meal of awesome. You can literally throw any vegetables in there that make sense and I just did a little bit of this and that but I am gonna do my very best to recreate for you. 


 Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Vegetables


Set the oven to 400. Cut a medium sized spaghetti squash. Cut in half long ways, scrap put seeds, brush w olive pil and lightly salt.  Cook in roasting pan covered w aluminum foil for 25 min, uncover and cook for 30 more min.  Once cool to be able to touch use fork to remove the strands. Set Aside.

While that is cooking, grab your vegetables to sauté...I used zucchini, onion, cherry tomatoes and spinach (be sure to put the spinach in at the end). Sautee your vegetables till they are soft. I used Pompeian Olive Oil and a little bit of margarine. While the vegetables are cooking, season them generously. Add a cup of homemade or (shudder) jar tomato sauce...please use organic if you are buying from the jar. Add a 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and the spaghetti squash. be sure to break up the squash like you would spaghetti. Serve this meal like you would any pasta with a good healthy dose of Parmesean! Even cracked red pepper would be a delicious addition.

This is a good meal when you find yourself with a lot of extra veggies. You could use eggplant, peppers, yellow squash...really anything! 


I paired this meal with a delicious Italian Pinot Grigio. OGIO is a sleek, modern, stylish Italian brand with a unique design  The OGIO Pinot Grigio is a delicate pale straw in color. Mouthwatering citrus and melon aromas segue beautifully into a perfect balance of natural tartness and rich fruit on the palate. This wine is dry and soft with a lasting fruity bouquet. It was really good!

Ogio also has a delicious Prosecco and a Tuscan Red that I can't wait to try! Find them on Facebook.
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