A sensational side dish for six featuring two kinds of spaghetti—pasta and squash!
medium spaghetti squash (about 3 lb)
oz uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
cup chopped fresh parsley
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
teaspoon garlic salt
Prick squash with fork; place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave on High 8 minutes; turn squash over. Microwave 8 to 11 minutes longer or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; return spaghetti to saucepan.
Cut squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds and fibers. Reserve one half for another use. From other half, remove spaghetti-like strands with 2 forks; reserve shell. Add squash and remaining ingredients to spaghetti in saucepan; toss. Return spaghetti mixture to squash shell to serve.
Diets rich in beta-carotene may play a role in preventing cancer. Beta-carotene-rich foods are given away by their orange color - squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and cantaloupe are examples. Non-orange sources include kale, spinach and dandelion greens.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.