Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cheesy Tomato and Spaghetti Squash Bake

I am doing a happy dance right now.
I know you can't see me and will just have to take my word for it...but it's really happening's spectacular.
I should really be on stage.
Maybe not.
The reason for my happy dance is that I made this delicious, cheesy, tomatoey, squashy, side dish that tastes amazingly decadent yet is only 100 calories per serving.
Anytime I can eat delectable food plus have it be healthy and good for me is a time to celebrate.
Cheesy Tomato and Spaghetti Squash Bake
4 cups cooked spaghetti squash
2 medium tomatoes
sea salt
garlic powder
onion powder
1 cup shredded cheese (Kraft mixed mozza-cheddar light)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 X 9 baking dish with cooking spray.
Spread a heaping cup of squash on the bottom of the pan.
Top with half of the tomatoes, sliced medium thin.
Sprinkle with spices. Top with 1/2 cup of the shredded mixed cheese.

Layer another heaping cup of squash on top of the cheese. The remaining tomato slices, a little more spices, and remaining 1/2 cup of shredded mixed cheese.
Top with remaining squash.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, let sit for 2 minutes before slicing. This makes 6 servings.
Do you want the good news or bad news?
Let's go with the good news first.
The nutritional values, per serving, are (according to Myfitnesspal):
104 calories, 5 fat, 9 carbs, 6 protein.
And, now the bad news.
Wait....there is no bad news...
Only good things will come of making this dish. Unless, of course, you have allergies to any of the ingredients. Then...bummer....that is bad news...
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  1. This is a yummy dish. Having the same on my blog :)
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness :)

    1. I love your version with the addition of nuts! I will definitely have to give that a go :)

  2. Tried your dreamy mac & cheese spaghetti squash this evening and loved it! This looks sooooo good. Really glad only used half the squash to test the mac & cheese because about to go try making this one right now. Have been eating then making spaghetti squash since I was a kid but never did anything with it except marinara or brown sugar, maple syrup, & butter. Thank you for these fantastic recipes!

  3. Wondering what it would taste like with a layer of spinach on the bottom?

    1. Probably would be very tasty! Great suggestion. :)