Dr. Weil Spaghetti Squash Casserole
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- 1 spaghetti squash
- 2 large carrots diced
- 2 stalk(s) celery diced
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 red peper diced
- 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- 28 ounce(s) crushed tomatoes
- red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon(s) dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
- pinch ground allspice
- 3 clove(s) garlic chopped
- 3/4 pound(s) mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup(s) grated parmessan cheese
- 1. Place the spaghetti squash in a large pot of water (it should float) and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and boil gently for 50 minutes.
- 2. Another option is to bake the squash first. Cut it lengthwise and place the halves skin-side down in a baking dish with an inch of water. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 350º F for about 45 minutes, or until meat is tender.
- 3. While squash is cooking, peel and slice the carrots, celery, onion and bell pepper.
- 4. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion and carrot, with some water to prevent sticking. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables with some red pepper flakes and a dash of salt, if desired. Sauté, stirring frequently, till vegetables are barely tender, about 10 minutes.
- 5. Add crushed tomatoes, basil and oregano to taste, and a sprinkle of ground allspice. Squeeze in 2-5 cloves of garlic. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, grate the mozzarella and Parmesan.
- 6. Remove squash from pot or oven and allow to cool until you can handle it. If it is whole, cut it in half lengthwise, then remove seeds with a spoon and squeeze any excess water out of meat.
- 7. Remove meat and break it up into strands with a fork or potato masher. Mix squash well with vegetables and put half in the bottom of a large baking dish. Top with half the cheeses, the rest of the squash, and then the rest of the cheeses.
- 8. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.
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Dr. Weil Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Main Dishes