Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A New (and Successful!) Summer Creation

I always find it exciting when new dishes actually turn out well.  Trying new (and self-created) dishes can always be a risk, especially when your official taste-tester has just gotten home from work and is extremely starving.  You never quite know what you will get with a new dish, or how long it will really take.  Mine ended up taking a bit longer, well like 30 minutes longer, than initially planned.  But I must say, it was well worth the wait!

Spaghetti Squash
MorningStar Meal Starters: Crumblers
1 can Garbonzo Beans
1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 can Black Beans
2 small cans Mushrooms
1/2 small onion (not pictured)
Spaghetti Sauce
Feta Cheese 

Check out this video on how to prepare the Spaghetti Squash...

I initially cooked the spaghetti squash for the 12 minutes like on the video.  However mine really needed an extra 10 minutes of cooking time.

While the squash is cooking,  chop 1/2 a onion into small pieces.  Saute in a large pan with some olive oil for about 5 minutes.

Combine the Crumblers, mushrooms and beans with the onions and cook through.  Finally, mix with the spaghetti sauce... I used about 1/2 cup.

Small plug: MorningStar Farms has amazing foods to create all types of dishes.  Be sure to check them out! 

While the squash was cooking I also made some Pita Crispers.  I used two 100-calorie pita breads, and cut each side in half.

Top with spray butter and sprinkle with parmesan/romano cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until crispy, about 7 minutes.

Now to deal with the squash... Be sure it has cooled a bit before handling.  I learned my lesson the hard way with this one!  As shown in the video above, cut the squash in half and use a fork to scrape out the insides.

Top the squash with the Crumblers-Bean mixture and scatter with feta cheese. Voila, a super healthy, easy dinner!

Have opinions?? I'd love to hear them in the comments section below!

Question: What do you think this dish should be called?

Stayed tuned for the delicious Kale Chips recipe that were also served with this dish!

~Eat Well and Be Happy~


  1. Love this one Becks! I think you should call it Summer Squash Squander. Sidenote: I LOVE KALE CHIPS make them all the time...

  2. This is a great recipe Rebecca!I haven't used spaghetti squash in a very long time.In terms of a name you might have to be an English teacher if you want to go with the alliteration theme:
    Spaghetti Squash Serenity
    Salient Spaghetti Squash
    Shilly Shally Spaghetti Squash(You know I am cracking up here)
    Spaghetti Squash Sublime
    I could go on forever but alas.........I will regroup.
    The mama

  3. I am laughing out loud at Mama. I like Shilly Shally the best!

  4. Can't wait to try this one, too!

  5. Made this last night and LOVED it! :)