Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash stuffed with a cheesy Italian tomato filling! Yield: 

4 servings Ingredients: 

1 large spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup diced green bell pepper*
2 cups tomato sauce**
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, for topping
1 cup (4 ounces) mozzarella cheese, for topping Instructions: 

1. Cut squash into halves lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Place cut side down in 2 inches of simmering water in a heavy stock pot or saute pan. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, peppers, tomato sauce, and spices (except Parmesan and additional mozzarella). Stir to mix.

3. Holding hot squash with a potholder or oven mitts, run the tines of a fork across the pulp to release the “spaghetti”. Place “spaghetti” in the large mixing bowl of cheese, sauce, and spices. Stir to coat.

4. Spoon squash back into the two squash shells and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle with additional mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until hot in the middle.

If squash shells are tender, they are edible along with the filling. We don’t usually eat all of the shell, though, since the filling is the best part! 😉

Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash
Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash

This recipe is from Tammy’s Recipes.

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