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Monday, April 1, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese

On Sundays, we typically make homemade macaroni and cheese for lunch.  We make a big pan of it, that way we have some leftovers for lunch on Monday (and sometimes even on Tuesday).  I decided to shake up  this week's tradition after I came across this recipe for Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese.  Here is the recipe:

Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese (Source: Jo and Sue)

Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese | Addicted to Recipes2 tablespoons flour
Salt & pepper (to taste)
1 cup milk
1 cup Tex Mex shredded cheese
5 cups cooked spaghetti squash
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1 green onion, diced
1/4 cup frozen peas
3 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350F.  Wash your squash, cut in half and scrape out the seeds.  Place cleaned squash face down on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.  Remove from oven, cool, and remove the squash from the rind with a fork and put into a large bowl.  Set aside.

Prepare a baking dish and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the flour, salt and pepper.  Over medium heat, gradually add the milk tot he flour mixture  whisk until smooth.  Heat and stir (constantly) until it thickens.  Remove from the heat and add in the  Tex Mex cheese.  Stir until the cheese has melted (this is pretty quick) and the mixture is smooth.

Pour the cheese sauce over the spaghetti squash.  Add in the green pepper, green onion and frozen peas.  Mix well - get that cheese sauce into the squash!  Pour into the prepared casserole dish, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes, until the parmesan cheese is melted and the squash is heated through.

I think this would make a nice side dish for a meal.  When I first saw the recipe I imagined this dish replacing our Sunday homemade mac n cheese, but it won't.  It's a good accompaniment for a larger meal, not a meal in itself.  Having said that though, it was good.  I quite liked it, and will certainly give it another go!


  1. Love this! Defo need to try a healthy alternative to mac and cheese and this looks like the perfect one!

  2. This sounds delish! A bit different, but I've had spaghetti squash before, with the cheese added I think my kiddos will love it better than they did the first time they tried it, lol!

  3. This sounds really interesting and delicious! I can't wait to give it a try!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  4. Going to try this and see if the kids will eat it.

  5. I LOVE this recipe, and it would be perfect for my new link party. This link party is called 'Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party' and I'll be holding it every Sunday, starting right now.

    The idea is to focus on a single ingredient each week and I'm starting off with cheese because everyone loves cheese!

    I'm planning to do a ton of promotion to get this link party off the ground, so any recipes you post should get lots of attention.

    Regardless of if you link up or not, I'm pinning this recipe! Yum!

    Hope to see you at the link party...


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