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Spaghetti Squash and Sweet Marinara

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It seems that more and more of my friends are going gluten free - and for good reason. At times wheat can be hard to digest, especially if you eat later in the night or have a sensitive stomach. Also, if you alternate fresher foods for carb heavy options, you have a better chance of maintaining a healthy weight.

We recently had a small dinner gathering at our house with three friends who are gluten free. My specialty happens to be homemade marinara sauce. Clearly I could not serve pasta, so I decided to try using spaghetti squash in its place. The results were delicious.

If you are unfamiliar with the squash, cooking it is a breeze. Grease and line a cooking dish with tinfoil. Cut squash length-wise and scoop out seeds. Put a pad of butter into each and bake at 425 degrees until tender. Once done, use a fork to pull out the meat of the squash. You'll see that it comes out in strings, much like spaghetti strands.

Serve as you would any pasta and serve a helping of sauce over the squash. Serve with a nice side salad and you have yourself a meal.

Moms, what are your favorite gluten free meals?

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
sanj1213
by Juanita on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I've never had spaghetti squash, will love to try though
countrygirlkat
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM

That sounds so yummy!  I wonder if I could fool DH into trying it, lol.  As for gluten free, we don't do that.  We already have to be egg free, dairy free, peanut free and very  careful with fruits due to allergies so I don't want to add one that we don't have to, lol. 

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Oct. 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

I dont have any but Betty Crocker has some really good ones that I have seen. 

BabyTeki
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:12 PM
I've never tried gluten free
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Kmakksmom
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:19 PM
We don't cook gluten free.
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.Angelica.
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I may have to try this. me and dh just started doing gluten free so i will for sure be reading replies to get some new ideas!

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Are they on the Betty Crocker website?  

Quoting MamaMandee:

I dont have any but Betty Crocker has some really good ones that I have seen. 


MamaMandee
by Mandee on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Yes they have a section: (These seem to be more treats & snacks)

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/health-and-diet/gluten-free

But also if you put in in Gluten Free in the search engine at the top of the page a ton more will come up:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/search/searchresults?st=6&term=Gluten%20Free#/?term=Gluten%2BFree&pi=1&ps=9

Quoting 4kidz916:

Are they on the Betty Crocker website?  

Quoting MamaMandee:

I dont have any but Betty Crocker has some really good ones that I have seen. 



4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:40 PM
1 mom liked this

Thanks.  I'll check it out after work.

Quoting MamaMandee:

Yes they have a section: (These seem to be more treats & snacks)

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/health-and-diet/gluten-free

But also if you put in in Gluten Free in the search engine at the top of the page a ton more will come up:

http://www.bettycrocker.com/search/searchresults?st=6&term=Gluten%20Free#/?term=Gluten%2BFree&pi=1&ps=9

Quoting 4kidz916:

Are they on the Betty Crocker website?  

Quoting MamaMandee:

I dont have any but Betty Crocker has some really good ones that I have seen. 




Flaca43
by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

 I love spaghetti squash!! I haven't had it since I was a child, but have been wanting it lately. I will have to put it on my shopping list this time.

I would say this is a great one for gluten free.

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