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Monday, January 10, 2011

Baked Spagetti Squash Recipe with Beef and Goat Cheese!

Are you trying to sneak some veggies onto your child's plate or are you having a hard time getting your 5 a day in? Do you want to make a gourmet dish that tastes great but is really not that hard to make. Look no further than this delicious Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef, Veggies, and Goat Cheese! 

Here is what you need:
  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Goat cheese (why Goat cheese? For the lactose intolerant in your family and the great health benefits!)



How to make it Marvelous:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Once the oven starts beeping (reaches 375 degrees) place the halved squash on a baking sheet and bake for roughly 40 minutes, or until you find it tender.
  3. Remove the baked squash from the scorching oven heat, let it cool, and shred the pulp with a fork or other utensil you fancy.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and put a light layer of grease on a casserole dish.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain the non appetizing grease from the skillet and mix in the diced green pepper, diced red pepper, diced red onion, and chopped garlic. Let all ingredients cook until your veggies are nice and tender.
  6. Mix the shredded baked squash and diced tomatoes into the skillet, and season to taste with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until heated through.
  7. Remove skillet from heat, and mix in the 2 cups goat cheese until melted. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
  8. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Sprinkle the remaining goat cheese on top and continue baking for 5 minutes or until top layer of cheese is melted.
  9. Enjoy! You have made a gourmet meal for 6 loaded with healthy veggies and meat!

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions! 


Cheers! Chef Mike

2 comments:

  1. I don't think that I am quite ready to make this... I get nervous when I go past baked chicken and wheat noodle =)

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  2. You can make this dish trust me!

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