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Skinny Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars
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"Some of you are probably thinking, 'what the heck is this thing?' and 'is that really spaghetti in there?' It's a spaghetti squash and nope, no pasta here. This is the squash's natural texture when baked...cool, huh? It's not only beautiful but absolutely delicious. Spaghetti squash has a slight sweetness that complements any savory flavors you stuff into it. Top each half with a pinch of red pepper flakes and chopped parsley, if desired. Serve hot."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 477
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place squash, cut-sides down, on a rimmed baking sheet and add water to surround squash.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 60 minutes.
  4. Gently scrape squash strands into the center of each half using a fork.
  5. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic to hot butter and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in flour and cook for another minute while stirring until no lumps remain, 1 to 2 minutes more. Add cream cheese and stir until smooth, about 1 more minute. Stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  6. Spoon hot sauce equally on to each squash half. Gently pull up the squash strands to coat as much as possible with sauce. Top with extra Parmesan cheese if desired.
  7. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Place squash halves under the broiler until golden and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • As an alternate way of baking: Poke a few holes deep into the whole squash with a paring knife. Bake for 60 minutes, remove from the oven, and let rest for 10 to 20 minutes before slicing in half with a large serrated knife. Scoop out the seedy inside, leaving the spaghetti strands.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 477 calories; 23.4 42.9 27.5 67 1128 Full nutrition

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With my changes, I give t 5 stars. As other reviewers pointed out - What about the milk? I sauteed 1/4 onion, diced small, with the garlic. I had cooked bacon - about 3 slices - in the freeze...

Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that you don't mention when to put the milk in. I put it with the flour. My husband loves it and wants to have it every weekend.

Yes I will make it again. I added chicken to it.

The recipe is good, but there is no indication of when to add the milk in. I added it with the flour. Also, I added vegi sausage and zucchini.