Spaghetti Squash Recipe:
Spaghetti Squash Primavera

2013-05-20
Spaghetti Squash Recipe Primavera
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  • Servings : 8 to 10
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    268
  • Calories from Fat

    126
  • Total Fat

    14.0g
  • Saturated Fat

    8.2g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    37mg
  • Sodium

    414mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    26.0g
  • Dietary Fiber

    6.1g
  • Sugars

    12.5g
  • Protein

    13.2g
  • Vitamin A

    160%
  • Vitamin C

    130%
  • Calcium

    29%
  • Iron

    11%
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This yummy spaghetti squash recipe is a lower carb, higher nutrient version of pasta primavera. It substitutes spaghetti squash for the pasta.

The combination of vegetables in this recipe make it a very nutritious meal, as well a being delicious.

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces (250 g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) broccoli florets
  • 1 cup (250 mL) peas
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 4 carrots, cut diagonally
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk or half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon/15 mL dried)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 12 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Method

Step 1

Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place squash cut side down in a baking dish, add 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water and bake at 375°F (190°C) for 1 hour. (Or microwave using the same method, covered, on high until a skewer can penetrate the skin, about 20 minutes.)

Step 2

Melt butter in a large frying pan and sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic until soft. Add broccoli, peas, zucchini and carrots. Stir.

Step 3

Add the milk, chicken broth and basil. Boil briskly to reduce sauce a little, about 2 minutes. Add red pepper, green onions, cherry tomatoes and cheese. Heat thoroughly.

Step 4

Using a fork, scrape strands of squash into a large, heated, shallow casserole. Top immediately with hot vegetable mixture.

Step 5

Serve with extra Parmesan cheese.

The recipe comes from a wonderful cookbook called The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume Two.

If you know the Best of Bridge cookbooks you know you can count on their recipes to be fantastic every time. You will find a review of the cookbook here.

This recipe would make a lovely vegetarian dinner with just a salad and crusty rolls on the side. The sauce is so yummy it may also get non-vegetable eaters to eat their veggies.

I have included this vegetarian recipe in our diabetic recipes because it is fairly low carb and full of healthy vegetables. As a diabetes diet recipe, I would add a protein like grilled chicken for a full well-rounded meal.

If you like this spaghetti squash recipe, look here for more delectable vegetable recipes.





Spaghetti Squash Recipe Primavera



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