In an attempt to try out a few new holiday side dishes, I discovered a dish that makes me push away the typical potato casserole. I will admit that I have not cooked with spaghetti squash. What a pleasant surprise! This creation had this carb loving family excited. All the goodness with no guilt! If you are a newbie to spaghetti squash, this video might help you out. http://www.ehow.com/video_2346682_making-spaghetti-squash-strings-spaghetti.html
Start making your menus!- Amanda
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
1 medium spaghetti squash
3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
¼ t red pepper flakes, or more if you like it spicy
1 t fresh thyme
½ cup sour cream
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a covered dish with a ¼ inch of water and microwave for 10 -12 minutes. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add the butter, onions, red pepper and thyme and cook until the onions are slightly brown in color. Salt and pepper to taste.
Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash and transfer to a small bowl. Combine the squash, onions, sour cream and half the cheese together and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish 8 x11 and top with remaining cheese.
Place into a 375º for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown on top.