Recipes | Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

Two of my favorite weekend indulgences are pizza and red wine. After hitting the gym and grocery shopping yesterday before practice, I didn’t have time for anything but a shake. Practice was fun – freezing – but fun. When I got home I was STARVING. I wanted to pick up that phone and order pizza so badly but in an effort to not totally negate my gym trip I opted for one of my favorite alternatives… Spaghetti squash. This dish has gone over well with kids and men alike as well as with some of my most fit-conscious girlfriends. Because it is YUMMY!

Ingredients:

1 small/medium spaghetti squash

Ball of fresh mozzarella

1 jar of pizza sauce

1 package of pepperoni

Cooking spray

Metal baking sheet

Aluminum foil

Fork

Glass baking dish

Salt and pepper

Glass of Carnivor Red Wine for the cook 🙂

What to do:

– Start by cutting your squash in half and deseed it. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place it open face down on top of the metal baking sheet covered with sprayed aluminum foil. Bake in oven on 400 for 25 minutes. Take out and let set for 2 minutes then with a fork, gently destring the squash using a scraping motion. What you get should look like this:


– Spray the bottom of the baking dish with cooking spray, then add half of the stringed spaghetti quash. Top with a layer or pizza sauce, pepperoni, and some of the mozzarella. Then layer the rest of the squash on top and repeat sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella.


– Return to oven on 400 until mozzarella looks soft and glossy, then broil for last 5 minutes and remove from oven.

– Let stand 5 minutes then you can cut into your deliciousness.

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