Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 2 spaghetti squash (halved and seeds removed)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (chopped)
  • 3 Cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Package yves soy ground round
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil (chopped and divided)
  • 1/4 Tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese

Note

This lighter and vegetarian version of your favourite lasagna is the perfect winter meal. You can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the soy if you prefer to use meat. Some grated parmesan would also be great sprinkled on top before baking.

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and brush squash with 1/2 tbsp olive and oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until tender. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until soften.
3. Add ground round, 1/2 tbsp each oregano and basil, red pepper flakes, canned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine cottage cheese and remaining oregano and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Fluff up some of the strands of the spaghetti squash and divide the cottage cheese mixture evenly among the squash halves. Cover evenly with the sauce and then the shredded cheese.
6. Bake at 400 for about 10-20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and browned.