Surprise your family with this healthy, delicious dish that boasts a secret ingredient: spaghetti squash. You’ll get more nutrition than you’d believe possible from a “pasta” dish. Serve with grilled chicken and a tossed salad.
1 spaghetti squash
2.5 cups tomato sauce, brought to a boil
5 oz. fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
- Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Pierce a few holes in the skin.
- Place squash cut-side-up in a microwave-safe dish. Add ¼ cup water to bottom of dish. Cover squash with plastic wrap pierced with a fork to allow steam to escape.
- Microwave for 10 to 20 minutes or until skin easily gives. Using a fork, scrape out insides of squash and pile onto a plate like pasta. Warm tomato sauce and pour desired amount over squash; mix.
- Sprinkle with fat-free mozzarella cheese.
Makes about 10 servings (½ cup each)
Calories: 66 (14% calories from fat)
Fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 333 mg
Potassium: 201 mg
Recipe provided by Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nutrition Support Team.