Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter
Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Butter
Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash (about 3lbs.), halved lengthwise, seeded 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut in bits 5 large cloves garlic, cut in half Salt & Pepper 1 cup packed basil leaves, finely shredded 4 oz. smoked or plain mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place squash cut-sides up in 13x9-inch baking pan; fill centers with butter and garlic. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cover tightly with foil. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until squash is very tender. Remove garlic to small bowl; mash with fork. Pull out squash strands from shells using fork; place squash in large bowl. Add mashed garlic, basil, and cheese; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook until squash is slightly crunchy and cheese begins to melt, stirring constantly.