Super Simple Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Super Simple Spaghetti Squash Casserole.  Say that five times fast.  Got it?  Now how about Super Simple Single-Serve Spaghetti Squash Casserole.

squash Now say that five times fast while drooling.  Ha.  Okay – you’re probably not drooling.  I’m not the best food photographer, but trust me – it’s good!

Can you tell I’ve been reading Dr. Seuss tongue twister books to the belly this week?

seussAnyway – back to that casserole…

squashIt feeds two in individual dishes and is highly customizable to your taste.  It takes a while to roast a squash, but there’s a lot of hands-free time with this recipe.  The icing on the cake?  It only calls for four ingredients.  Four.

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Super Simple Spaghetti Squash Casserole
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium-large spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise
  • 200 g ricotta cheese (low-fat worked well - about ⅔ cup)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F, and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Scoop out the seeds of the squash, and place face-down on foil. Roast for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, flip, and roast for an additional 20-25 minutes (or until done and insides have softened.) If you have time, I recommend straining it a few minutes.
  3. Lower oven temperature to 350 F.
  4. With a fork, scrape the inside of each squash half to make spaghetti-like pieces. Dump into an oven-safe dish. Do the same with the other half.
  5. Mix 100 g (or about ⅓ cup) ricotta into each bowl. Gently stir in ½ cup sauce into each along with ¼ cup Parmesan.
  6. Top each squash bowl with ¼ cup Parmesan and bake for about 22 minutes, or until heated through.

mmmmmA couple notes about this recipe:

  1. Halved pepperoni pieces would be great mix-ins for a little extra spice.
  2. This might also work in a loaf pan if you lack two small casserole dishes.  I would increase the last baking time a little bit and add a bit more cheese to the top.

I’ll be roasting a butternut squash and some Brussels sprouts for dinner on Thursday.  I love that all my fall favorites are on-sale at the grocery store this week.  Score!

  • What is your favorite squash?
  • How do you usually cook your spaghetti squash?  Roasted!

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24 Responses to Super Simple Spaghetti Squash Casserole

  1. This looks delicious! I love spaghetti squash with tomato based sauces and cheese. Lots of cheese. :D

    My favourite squash is any one of the sweet winter squashes like kabocha, butternut, and acorn squash.

  2. cottercrunch says:

    please come make this for me!! i hate hate hate pulling the spaghetti squash but i love the squash itself. Yes, first world problems. LOL

  3. This looks so simple and yummy!

  4. This looks good! I haven’t picked up any spaghetti squashes yet – I’ll have to get on that soon. Favourite squash would have to be buttercup or kabocha!

  5. Sounds perfect. I love spaghetti squash and easy dinners ;-)

  6. I love spaghetti squash but rarely buy it. Maybe once a year. I really like butternut squash too. I usually roast squash or use it in casseroles.

  7. This looks delicious! Spaghetti squash is a favorite of mine; although, I’ve only bought one so far. I think I need to make a trip to the farmer’s market to get more. I think my husband would even eat it if I made it this way.

  8. I just started eating spaghetti squash a couple of years ago and I love it! Thanks for another recipe to add to my arsenal! Cheers~

  9. I love spaghetti squash! I did a few “pies” last winter where the squash-ricotta was the crust and I filled it with protein and sauce. It was a healthy riff of my mom’s pasta (and butter)-based version we ate all the time growing up!

  10. This sounds good! I love spag squash with marinara, frozen peas and cheese. I prefer it roasted but sometimes I’m lazy and just make it in the microwave. I hope you and your belly have a good weekend!

  11. Totally have to try that recipe. Normally I just roast spaghetti squash!

  12. I’ve yet to branch out into spaghetti squash. I need to get on that – it’s fall, after all! Recipe looks yummy!

  13. Melted cheese is enough to make me drool ;) I’ve never had spaghetti squash before, but I have one sitting on my counter at home and I’ll definitely be prepping it like this when I get back. Holy.yum.

  14. Butternut wins my heart time and time again. This looks really tasty though! I just don’t like how long it takes to cook them.

  15. Okay, either you had a peek into my vegetable drawyer or you’re a mind reader. How else could you have know I still haven’t made use of the toddler-sized spaghetti squash I bought on a whim two weeks ago? It’s so huge [what did I think when picking it?!] that I need many recipes before I actually roast it or else a lot of it will go bad. Your casserole idea sounds great: easy, fast and comforting.

  16. Yummm! Sounds delicious! I think my favorite squash is butternut, but I don’t discriminate! ;)

  17. Nikki says:

    I am not a ricotta fan but that looks really yummy!! :)

    • Tiff says:

      It’s funny you say that because I’m not normally into it either. I just wanted to give the hubby a break from the usual cottage cheese replacement.

  18. I LOVE spaghetti squash!! I am actually going to make a Mexican version tonight and I am super excited!

  19. I’ve made something similar and it’s so yummy!!!! And so easy!

  20. How did I miss this post?! This looks so good – I haven’t tried a squash casserole yet, but THIS recipe! This is the one! :D

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