Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spaghetti Squash Casserole: Easy Entertaining

One of my go-to dishes to make when we have guests is a Spaghetti Squash Casserole because it makes for easy, stress-free entertaining and you can prep it ahead of time and bake it once your guests arrive. You can also easily adjust the ratio of ingredients (use more or less or no meat, add different vegetables, etc).

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

  • Spaghetti squash 
  • Marinara sauce 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Onions 
  • Garlic 
  • Olive oil 
  • Seasoning (use what you like): salt, pepper, oregano, umami mushroom seasoning - make sure to season each layer.

What to Do 
  1. Cook the spaghetti squash. I microwaved it (~12 - 15 minutes, depending on size; make sure to poke/cut many holes so that it won't explode).
  2. Let the spaghetti squash cool before cutting it in half and removing the seeds. Then use a fork to make "spaghetti." Lightly season the "spaghetti" with salt and pepper.
  3. Dice the onions and garlic and sauté them in some olive oi. Add the meat, season it and cook it until it's no longer pink. 
  4. Sauté the mushrooms and season them. 
  5. Assemble the casserole by starting with a layer of marinara sauce and then add a layer of spaghetti squash, a layer of meat, and a layer of mushrooms. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up. 
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 - 50 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly brown.