Cheesy Weeny Spaghetti Squash Casserole


June 15, 2017 By:
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Prep:
23 minutes
Cook:
45 minutes
Serves:
15
Casseroles are the way to go when you're cooking for your family, a tailgate, or need to bring a dish in for the office. A couple nights ago, I made a delicious spaghetti squash casserole filled with cheese, broccoli and little smokies. I brought it over to my family's house for dinner and we all sat around enjoying it. I love the addition of the spaghetti squash because it lightens it up, adds more fiber, and has a unique texture. This would be a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Prepare spaghetti squash by slicing it in half and removing the seeds.
  3. Slice the squash into smaller pieces to speed up the cooking process. Place the pieces in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10-15 minutes. *You can also prepare the squash my baking it. Lay it flat on a baking pan with the centers down for 60 minutes.
  4. While the squash is cooking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a pan on medium-high heat, melt the butter with the milk.
  5. Once the butter is melted, reduce heat to medium, add two cups of cheese and stir.
  6. While the cheese is melting, scrape the insides of the spaghetti squash into a large mixing bowl using a fork. *The squash will be very hot. Wear oven mitts while holding onto squash.
  7. Add the sliced little smokies and cooked broccoli to the bowl with the spaghetti squash.
  8. Pour in cheese sauce.
  9. Stir until combined.
  10. Add in garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, and salt. Give it a quick taste test to see if it has enough seasoning. Not all squashes are the same size, so the flavor will vary.
  11. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pour spaghetti squash mixture into a large casserole dish. Crush the cheese crackers and sprinkle them over the casserole with one cup of cheese. Add a dash of black pepper over the top.
  12. Bake 30-45 minutes
  13. Enjoy!