Tasty Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Baked spaghetti squash is a delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional pasta. Here's a tasty recipe to prepare it:

– 1 medium spaghetti squash – 2 tablespoons olive oil – Salt and pepper to taste – 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1/2 cup diced onion – 1/2 cup diced bell pepper (any color) – 1/2 cup diced mushrooms (optional) – 1 cup marinara sauce

– 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese – Fresh basil or parsley, chopped (for garnish)

1. Preheat the Oven:Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). 2. Prepare the Spaghetti Squash:Wash the spaghetti squash under running water to remove any dirt. Pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Season and Roast the Squash: – Drizzle the cut sides of the spaghetti squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. – Place the squash halves, cut side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Prepare the Filling: – While the squash is roasting, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. – Add the minced garlic, diced onion, diced bell pepper, and diced mushrooms (if using) to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.

Assemble the Dish: – Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly until safe to handle. – Use a fork to scrape the flesh of the squash into strands, separating it from the skin. Transfer the spaghetti squash strands to a large mixing bowl.