Posted by Tara on Monday, August 15th, 2011
Monday is here again which means it is time for a meatless post. Take a good look at this photo. Is that spaghetti, the traditional pasta for marinara? It may look like pasta, but it isn’t. It’s spaghetti squash cooked in the microwave then topped with some left-over 20 Minute Marinara. If you are looking for ways to serve a meatless meal – give spaghetti squash a try. It’s quick. It’s easy and quite nutritious too. And it mimicks the taste of spaghetti.
1 spaghetti squash is all that is needed to yield 2-3 cups of noodles. Simply prick the squash a number of times with a fork. Place whole squash in the microwave and zap it for 6-8 minutes then turn the squash over and cook it for another 6-8 minutes. Carefully remove squash from microwave and cut in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out noodles then remove the seeds. Add a little salt, or garlic salt, butter, and pepper to taste. Serve with marinara, alfredo, or meat sauce. Top with fresh parmesan cheese and fresh basil.