Quick Cheesy Squash

Quick Cheesy Squash is a delicious recipe for a baked spaghetti squash side dish. A possible option for large gatherings and holidays. It takes about (30) minutes total time start to finish and cooked in the microwave. A perfect option for the warm months, so as not to heat up the house. Summary-The squash is baked in the microwave and then filled with Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and parsley, then heated again. It is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Quick Cheesy Squash will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.quick-cheesy-squash
Cookiing Time: 12 Minutes.


1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lb.)
2 Tbsp grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. Pierce Squash several times with a fork or sharp knife to allow steam to escape. Microwave on HIGH 10 minutes or just until squash is softened, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Cut squash in half, lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Use fork to scrape insides of squash to form strands; place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss lightly with fork. Spoon into 1 squash shell; discard remaining shell.

3. Microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through.

YIELD: 10 Servings.
Serving Size:
1/2 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices:

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Starch

Calories: 50, Total Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 80mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods.

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