Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese”

Ingredients

  • 2 medium spaghetti squash
  • ½ medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup light canned coconut milk
  • 4 ounces shredded goat cheese (or substitute dairy-free cheese)
  • 4 large basil leaves, thinly sliced

Method

Step 1 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the squash in half horizontally and scoop out the seeds.

Step 2 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Place the squash cut side down on the lined baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes or until tender. While the squash is roasting, boil the cauliflower florets in a small pot for 7 minutes, or until fork tender. Transfer the cauliflower into a colander and drain.

Step 3 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 3

While the cauliflower is cooking, place a sauté pan over medium heat along with the ghee (or coconut oil) and onions. Sauté for 5 minutes, then add the garlic and sea salt and continue to sauté for 5 more minutes.

Step 4 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Remove from heat and add the onions and garlic in a high speed blender with the cauliflower. Add the paprika and coconut milk and blend until smooth.

Step 5 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Once the squash is ready, remove it from the oven, and change the oven setting to high broil.

Step 6 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Turn the squash so that the cut side is up. Carefully grab a fork and scrape the “spaghetti” away from the peel.

Step 7 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Divide the cauliflower mash onto the spaghetti squash bowls and mix.

Step 8 Spaghetti Squash “Mac and Cheese” Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the squash, then transfer to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil before serving. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 363, Total Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Fiber: 14g, Protein: 15g, Carbohydrates: 55g, Sodium: 617mg, Sugars: 21g, Net Carbs: 41g

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