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We admit it…sometimes we have a carb craving that won’t quit…the kind that makes us want to mow through a whole loaf of French bread, or inhale a bowl of pasta. And when that craving hits, very few substitutes will suffice.

Well…one belle recently had a hankerin’ for spaghetti with meat sauce. In fact, she craved it for a couple of weeks before she was able to attempt a “fix” (she was a very busy belle…not much time for cookin’). Luckily, this gave her the chance to make a plan that might not be so detrimental to the ole waistline. This twice-baked spaghetti squash from American Heritage Cooking was the perfect way to get that spaghetti fix!  (Whew…crisis avoided!)

Their recipe:

Our process:

Cut squash in half, scoop out the “yuck”, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, turn cut-side-down, and roast

While the squash roasts, get your meat sauce goin’

When the roasting is done, scrape the spaghetti-like strings of squash out of the shells

Place the squash in a bowl and prepare to add meat sauce and seasonings

Fill the squash “shells” with your sauce and top with grated mozzarella, then toss it back in the oven for a bit

Our finished product…served up with a salad…

And for another option, try the Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats from Half Baked Harvest

Another winner!!