Move over pasta.
There’s a hot, grain free and deliciously healthy substitute in town…
And I’m not talking about some sort of processed noodle substitute. Im talking about squash… Spaghetti squash.
One of the most delicious fall veggies.
Low in cals, high in fiber and when dressed up properly the perfect substitute for your favorite noodle dish.
Next time you’re craving pasta… chow down a bowl of spaghetti squash instead. Your body will thank you 🙂
Better yet, chow down on this spaghetti squash recipe.
It’s the perfect combination of veggies, protein and fat topped with a little sweet delight!
If you follow this blog, you know I’m not a big meat eater… however one of the types of meat I love is prosciutto. Not just plain prosciutto… sautéed prosciutto. Sautéed in olive oil with minced shallots. It truly is one of the most delicious things this world has to offer.
Add sage for an extra punch… and bam! No sauce necessary, because the harmonious flavors from these ingredients go a long way!
I love adding my roasted spaghetti squash directly to the the skillet I sautée the toppings in. This helps to soak up as much of the flavor (oil, but I tell myself it’s ‘light’ :)) as possible.
When you’re done sautéing the veggies and meat, it’s time to add THE #1 make it or break it pasta dish component… the toppings.
By adding toppings, you’re able to steer your meal in a whole new direction. Toppings add new flavors, textures even colors!
Two of my go-to toppings are roasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. If it were up to me they would top every meal I eat! These small toppings deliver the flavor and are chock-full of health benefits! Not to mention they each add an interesting texture.
The fried sage is the final ingredient to pile on top of your pasta. It adds tons of flavor and a little extra crunch 🙂
I love cooking spaghetti squash because it makes a TON of food.
I usually make this as a Sunday dish and save myself leftovers to eat throughout the work week! If you keep the squash separate from any sauce/toppings you can reheat this meal with whatever you’re craving that day!
For a quick meal, I love to add spinach and cook this in a pan. Then fry and egg over the top and bam! Lunch in under 5 minutes so you can spend the rest of your lunch break online shopping 🙂
Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto, Sage & Butternut Squash
So here we go! My favorite way to chow down on this health packed and satiating veggie!
Let us know your favorite ways to eat spaghetti squash in the comments below! Better yet… what are some of your favorite pasta toppings?!
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