Squash Au Gratin
Low Fat Recipe - Fight the Fat!
By Fitness and Freebies
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 spaghetti squash (2 pound), cut, seeded and steamed (see preparation below)
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
2 tablespoons fat free Parmesan cheese (or use fresh grated, if preferred)
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Cook onion until soft, about six minutes. Remove from heat. Scrape cooked strands from the squash into a large bowl. Fluff with a fork. Preheat broiler.
Add onions, basil, salt and pepper to squash strands. Toss well. Place mixture in a 1-quart oven-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Broil for two minutes. Serve immediately.
Selection and Storage:
Look for smooth, hard skinned spaghetti squash without mold or soft spots.
Cut squash into quarters. Scrape out seeds. In a large pot, add 2-inches of water. Bring to a boil. Put squash, skin side up, in a steamer basket. Lower into pot; cover. Steam for 20 minutes. Check for doneness. Continue steaming if necessary. When done, let cool. In a raking motion, drag a fork across squash to loosen strands.
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 89; Carbohydrates 14g; Protein 2g; Cholesterol 1mg; Sodium 41mg; Fiber 4g; Fat 2g (4g with regular Parmesan)
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