Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spaghetti Squash Bake with Mushroom Blue Cheese Sauce




Ingredients
  • One spaghetti squash
  • Crushed tomatoes (I used Pomi)
  • Mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Three Laughing Cow blue cheese wedges
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning
  • Cilantro
What To Do:
 
Cook the spaghetti squash. I microwave it. The squash I bought at Trader Joe’s had a sticker with instructions on it. Since the squash was very big, I had to microwave it for about 18 minutes.



Sautee the mushrooms in some olive oil and season them with a little salt and pepper. Once the mushrooms are soft, add three wedges of blue cheese Laughing Cow wedges.



Cut the cooked squash in half and remove the seeds.



Use a fork to “make spaghetti.” It’s like magic… Smile


Put a layer of the spaghetti squash in a greased casserole dish. Season with salt, pepper, and everyday seasoning.



Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese.



Add a layer of tomatoes followed by a layer of mushrooms.





Continue with layers of squash, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Finish with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.



Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until the cheese is melted.



Sprinkle with cilantro or any other herb you like. Basil would go nicely with the dish, but we love cilantro and had some leftover from our CSA box.



Enjoy! Smile

Questions: Do you like spaghetti squash? What is your favorite way to cook/eat it? 

Be well,
Andrea

28 comments:

  1. You had me at blue cheese! This looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

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  2. dont you love that blue cheese?! i eat it on everything. this looks great!

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  3. That looks like a great use for spaghetti squash!

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  4. YUMMMMM

    actually the last two times I made it, I never bothered to put anything on it.

    salt, pepper and a fork.

    must have been a craving!

    your dish looks PERFECT

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  5. I have so many spaghetti squash to cook from the garden its crazy. I have to try it this way. The other day I used it as a substitute to regular spaghetti under chicken catchatori. It was fab.

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  6. Mmm, I haven't had spaghetti squash in awhile. I haven't seen the laughing cow blue cheese variety yet. Sounds good!

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  7. last fall was my first time eating it so I didn't branch out except just putting marinara sauce on top - I love this idea!

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  8. That looks wonderful! I will have a spaghetti squash in my farm basket tomorrow and I may have to do something similar.

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  9. Wow, this recipe sounds great! Unfortunately my husband is not a fan of spaghetti squash, but maybe this recipe could turn him around!

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  10. Delicious! I need to get another spaghetti squash.

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  11. Looks and sounds delish. I actually have a spaghetti squash here that I have planned for a dinner next week. I am going to do it as a side dish with salmon cakes.

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  12. I like everything about that dish, but I'll leave the mushrooms out. I make a spaghetti squash quinoa lasagna that's really good, even if it doesn't look pretty!

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2008/10/21/spaghetti-squashquinoa-casserole/

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  13. What a creative way to use spaghetti squash! It's almost like a lasagna spaghetti casserole :)

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  14. I love the sound of this dish and have 2 spag squash from my garden to use yet. I typically steam it in the microwave and dump tomato sauce or salsa on top...

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  15. andrea, this looks terrific! i wanna make!

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  16. This dish sounds amazing. The best part is that all of the ingredients are ones that I can eat!! I actually just bought a spaghetti squash so I'll have to create something similar to this, with mushrooms of course, since I am slightly obsessed.

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  17. Delish!! I haven't had spaghetti squash in a long while. Great Idea in baking it like a casserole. :) fantastic!!

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  18. That looks really scrumptious -- like a light version of baked pasta. I am still bummed that summer has ended. But I must say, my taste buds are primed for the fall produce like all the fab squashes. ;)

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  19. Mmm, this looks great! Normally I just cook spaghetti squash and eat with some butter, salt and pepper, maybe a little garlic. But Ilove the idea of baking it afterwards with these toppings!

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  20. I love spaghetti squash, and love the way you made this. Will have to make it too. Great recipe, and step-by-step instructions!

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  21. Yum what a great way to serve spaghetti squash. I usually eat it as you would spaghetti, but I like that you baked it up in a dish like that.

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  22. I had it for the first time this summer and I really, really liked it!

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  23. All I have to say is wow! This dish looks amazing! I recently made spaghetti squash and I was looking for new ways to make it! I am going to give this a whirl next time I buy it!

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  24. Yum that looks good! I do like spaghetti squash with some fresh sage,onion, garlic and a little butter.

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  25. This dish looks and sounds amazing! I love how you baked it. My favorite way to eat spaghetti squash is with tomato sauce and cheese.

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  26. I've never had spaghetti squash. I may need to try this since my hubbs wants to go flexitarian and wants more vegetarian dinners. Does the spaghetti part stay pretty firm or is it squishy. I don't think he'd do squishy.

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  27. A terrific bake and I'm loving the idea of mushroom blue cheese sauce!

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  28. I've never tried anything like this before. And can't find this kind of squash around here too! Looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing.
    Kristy

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