Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese (Source: Jo and Sue)
2 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!
Love this! Defo need to try a healthy alternative to mac and cheese and this looks like the perfect one!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This sounds really interesting and delicious! I can't wait to give it a try!ReplyDelete
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Going to try this and see if the kids will eat it.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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...