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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Parmesan

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Parmesan
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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Parmesan
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  • Makes: 4 Servings

Here is a delicious late summer side dish bursting with fresh flavors.  This dish would go well with a grilled entrée. 

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil (or 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

1. Place the 2 squash halves, cut side down, in glass baking dish. Add about 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high 12 minutes or until soft when pressed. Let stand covered for 3 minutes.

2. In a large bowl, whisk oil, basil, oregano and 2 Tablespoons Parmesan. Stir in tomatoes and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Scrape squash out with a fork, add strands to tomato mixture and toss until combined. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese.

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Source:

University of Maryland Extension.
Eat Smart. Be Fit. Recipes.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 77
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 83 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 195 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 77
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 3 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 83 mg
Potassium 195 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Copper 67 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 20 mg
Phosphorus 46 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 28 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 6 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 18 mcg
Folate 18 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 10 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
3/4 cups
Dairy
1/4 cups

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