Sunday, August 1, 2010

Slow Cooked Spaghetti Squash 6-8 hours

Slow Cooked Spaghetti Squash

Easy to do, diabetic-friendly, and delicious. This flexible recipe can
be a light main course or a side dish.

Recipe By: Pete & Peggy Romfh
Serving Size: 4
Cuisine: American
Main Ingredient: Squash
Categories: Low Sugar, Diabetic, Atkins-Friendly, Low Carb, Kid
Friendly, Slow cook, Simple - Easy, Vegetables, Side Dish, Main Dish

-= Ingredients =-
1 large Spaghetti Squash ; - about 2 lbs
14 ounces Tomato, crushed ; - 1 can (low salt)
4 cloves Garlic ; - crushed
1 teaspoon Oregano ; - to taste
1 teaspoon Splenda ; - to taste
1 pinch Red pepper flakes
1/2 pound Italian Sausage ; - fried, drained, & crumbled
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese ; - grated
1 bunch Parsley

-= Instructions =-
Split the squash in half lengthwise. Clean out the seeds and center
pulp. Use a fork to punch some holes in the flesh without going all
the way through the skin. Place both halves in a slow cooker or
crockpot.

Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, Splenda, pepper flakes,
and sausage. Fill each squash half with this mixture. You can also use
your favorite Marinara sauce from the can or jar if you want to save
time.

Place the cover on the pot and cook. It takes about 6-8 hours on low
or 4-6 hours on high. Cook until squash is very tender all the way
through.

Scrape out the cooked squash with a large fork. The fibrous flesh will
come out in spaghetti-like strands already coated with the delicious
sauce. Garnish each serving with some parmesan and parsley.

Serve as a main course or side dish as you desire.

For a vegetarian version omit the sausage and add some mushrooms.

Each (app 1½ cup) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 340, FatCals: 140, TotFat: 16g
SatFat: 7g, PolyFat: 2g, MonoFat: 7g
Chol: 54mg, Na: 673mg, K: 750mg
TotCarbs: 25g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 6g
NetCarbs: 20g, Protein: 20g

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