Simple, Healthy, & LOW-CARB! What?!

Are you looking for a twist on a traditional spaghetti recipe? This spaghetti squash recipe is not only simple and healthy, but LOW-CARB, too!

Today’s recipe is Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash:

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Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the Spaghetti Squash:

  • 1 (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
2.  Cut the squash in half lengthwise from stem to tail and scrape out the seeds. *Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
3.  Place squash, cut-side down, onto the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 35-45 minutes.
4.  Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.
5.  Using a fork, scrape the flesh to create long strands.
6.  Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
7.  Stir in vegetable broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining 4 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.
8.  Stir in spaghetti squash and gently toss to combine until heated through, about 2 minutes.
9.  Serve immediately, topped with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

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