Makes 6 servings

"My mom introduced me to spaghetti squash when I was a girl growing up in Spokane. I liked it so much that years later I prepared it for my boyfriend, who is now my husband," says Jane Shapton.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pierce squash in several places with a sharp knife. Set squash in a microwave oven and cook at full power (100%) until soft when pressed, 10 to 12 minutes; turn squash over after 5 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, rinse, stem, and seed bell peppers. Peel carrots. Cut bell peppers and carrots into matchstick-size slivers.

Step 3

When squash is tender, cut open and scoop out and discard seeds. Scoop out tender squash strands and reserve.

Step 4

Set a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over high heat. Add bell peppers and carrots. Stir often until carrots are tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 5

Add broth, basil, pepper, and squash strands. Stir until squash is hot. Add salt to taste.

Step 6

Pour vegetables into a dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

DeannaG's Review

December 19, 2008
This turned out well. I did however add chicken to make it a complete meal.