• 1 large spaghetti squash(3lb.)
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 5 large cloves garlic, peeled, halved
  • 4 oz. smoked or plain mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-in. dice
  • 1 cup loosely packed finely shredded basil leaves


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Halve squash lengthwise. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place cut side up in baking pan; add butter and garlic to hollow centers. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cover tightly with foil; bake 1 1/2 hours or until very tender.(To Microwave: With fork, pierce whole squash several times. Place in glass baking dish. cook on high 18 minutes, turning squash every 4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Place butter in small glass bowl; melt on high 30 seconds. Add garlic; cook on high 1 minute; with fork, mash. Halve squash lengthwise; seed.)

2.Remove squash from oven; discard foil. with fork, transfer garlic to small bowl;mash. With fork, comb squash strands into large bowl. Add mashed garlic,cheese and basil; toss. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. If desired, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 157 calories, 5 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 12 g fat, 36 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: McCalls:Aug.'93
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Herbed Spaghetti Squash/Mozzarella