For those of you coming over from Motivate Me Monday, I hope you love this healthy twist on lasagna as much as I do!
MMM Link up #2 Topic: Share a healthy recipe!
In case you missed my MMM post from last week check it out here.
Spider Finger Lasagna/Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
1 spaghetti squash
1/2 box lasagna noodles
26+ oz pasta sauce (I used red meat sauce)
12 oz frozen broccoli
1 c seasonal frozen blend (onions & peppers)
1 1/4 c mozzarella & Asiago cheese w/roasted garlic (Sargento)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds with a spoon. Place squash halves on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
While the squash is baking, take your broccoli and seasonal blend out of the freezer to defrost and cook your lasagna noodles according to the package directions.
When the squash is done, pull it out of the oven, you can let it cool or be very careful using hot pads. Using a fork drag it along the inside of the squash to create squash strings (aka spider fingers lol). This is really easy to do, so don't worry about not being able to do it correctly. Once the inside of the squash is scraped clean turn the oven up to 375 degrees and begin assembling the lasagna.
Squeeze the liquid out of the broccoli to prevent a watery end product. Begin with a layer of pasta sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Then layer with noodles, squash, broccoli, seasonal blend, cheese and sauce. (Note: you can use whatever cheese you'd like, I just liked this kind of cheese because it had so much flavor!)
Cover lasagna with tin foil and bake lasagna for 25-35 minutes at 375 degrees or until everything is warm.
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this dish! And my boyfriend even liked it, and he doesn't like squash or trying new things... his exact words were, "I like it, I don't love it, but I like it". I know he wasn't just saying it to make me happy because he had 3 servings!
P.S. Don't forget if you don't want to keep all of your Halloween candy, consider giving it to the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program!
What did you dress up as this weekend or what will you be dressing up as tonight?
Are you handing out candy tonight? Or are you taking kids out? Or do you just opt out of the holiday all together?