I bought my first spaghetti squash!! It was huge! I used it for 2 meals. First I made a Santa Fe Squash Casserole. Super nummy, I'll post the recipe next week. Then I used what was leftover for this Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese.
I got this recipe from Biz from Biggest Diabetic Loser. This chick knows all about how to make stuff low cal! Seriously check out her blog if you haven't already. Hopefully she'll forgive me for adding onions to this!
My only complaint was that it turned out a bit runny. I used more cheese than she did but I also had more squash so maybe that did it. I put in more milk, I cut it down in the recipe below so hopefully it won't be so runny next time. Maybe I could cook it a bit more too, who knows.
It was delicious! Seriously good. I will so make this again!!
This is linked up with Works For Me Wednesday over at We are THAT Family. I LOVE mac and cheese but try to stay away from Pasta so this totally WORKS FOR ME!
Also linked up with Real Food Wednesdays from Kelly the Kitchen Kop. Also What's On Your Plate? from Good Cheap Eats. And What's for Dinner? from Hon, What's For Dinner? And No Whine Wednesday from Food on the Table. This is also linked with Vegetarian Foodie Fridays at Breastfeeding Mom's Unite!
This is also my submission to Ultimate Recipe Swap over at Life As Mom! She is featuring fresh produce this week and I bought my squash at the farmers market!! Also My Meatless Monday over at My Sweet and Savory. Also Just Another Meatless Monday from Hon, What's for Dinner Mom?
Spaghetti Squash Mac n Cheese
Adapted from The Biggest Diabetic Loser
1/2 spaghetti squash, mine weighed 12 oz. after being cooked
1/4 cup onion
2 jalapeno peppers
1 cup milk, 1%
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
5 oz. cheddar cheese
3 tbsp. bread crumbs
Cut squash in half, put in casserole dish with a bit of water and microwave, covered, until done. About 7 - 10 minutes. Cool, scrap squash into a bowl.
Saute onion and jalapeno for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Melt butter in pan, add flour and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly pour milk into flour/butter mixture. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Add onion jalapeno mixture and stir. Remove from heat. Stir in spaghetti squash and put into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 375 for 20 - 25 minutes until browned on top and nice and bubbly.
Total calories = 985 calories
4 servings = 246 calories per serving
7 BBQ Cola Meatballs + Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese = 582 calorie dinner
Check out the recipe of the BBQ Cola Meatballs at Our Krazy Kitchen! They have a ton of awesome recipes and I'll be posting there about once a week!!
More recipes you might enjoy.
Summer Squash Casserole
Cheesy Butternut Squash Baked Ziti
Butternut Squash and Apple Bake
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.