Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash


Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash filled with 5 kinds of cheese, cream, spinach and plenty of garlic!

Spaghetti squash is a super fun fall food! Before it’s cooked the inside of the squash looks like other winter squash in that there are seeds on the inside and the flesh is solid but after cooking the flesh gets soft and turns string-y, like spaghetti noodles! I like to take small-medium spaghetti squash, scoop out the seeds, fill them with some tasty ingredients (like cheese) and bake them until the squash is tender and the filling is cooked. This spaghetti squash recipe fills the squash with no less than 5 cheeses including mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, provolone and ricotta and that’s not including the cream! The other main ingredient is garlic and the dish has a heavenly aroma while it bakes! I like to either scoop out all of the spaghetti squash and mix it up to serve as a side dish or it also makes for a great light meal that can be served in the shell, as a bowl, as they are perfect for individual servings!

This dish is really like a cheese-y spaghetti squash alfredo and like alfredo you can add other ingredients such as spinach, artichokes, bacon, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, etc.

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Five Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 8

Spaghetti squash filled with 5 kinds of cheese, cream, spinach and plenty of garlic!

ingredients
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup fontina cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup provolone cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeds removed
directions
  1. Mix the mozzarella, fontina, and provolone and divide in half.
  2. Mix half of the shredded cheese mixture with the parmesan, ricotta, cream, spinach, garlic, and thyme before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Divide the cheese and spinach mixture between the spaghetti squash, placing it in the hollowed out center where the seeds used to be, before sprinkling on the remaining mixture of the shredded cheeses.
  4. Roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until the spaghetti squash is tender, the cheese has melted and is bubbling, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Either serve as is or shred the spaghetti squash into ‘noodles’, mixing it in with all of the melted cheese and serve in a bowl.

Option: Use your favourite cheeses!
Option: Omit the spinach.
Option: Add chopped artichoke hearts!
Option: Add cooked and crumbled bacon!
Option: Add thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes!
Option: Add some spicy heat with red pepper flakes, or sriracha, or other chili sauce or hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 262, Fat 18g (Saturated 11g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 361mg, Carbs 11g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g), Protein 14g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



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