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Italian Spaghetti Squash

This is a unique and easy way to cook spaghetti squash. Be sure the squash is on the small or medium side so that it fits into the slow cooker after being cut in half. —Melissa Brooks, Sparta, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (3 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Fill with tomatoes and mushrooms; sprinkle with seasonings. Place in an oval 7-qt. slow cooker, tilting 1 slightly to fit.
  • Cook, covered, on low until squash is tender, 6-8 hours. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook, covered, on low until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. To serve, cut each half into 2 portions.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 195 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat.

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