This recipe resonates with me for a couple of reasons: it's easy, tasty, and healthy. And it was the perfect thing to demonstrate on Halloween Eve, because of the "trick" of the squash posing as spaghetti!
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- Slice one large spaghetti squash lengthwise. Place cut sides down on a greased baking sheet and roast for approx. 45:00 in a 400 degree oven. Cool completely when done.
- Meanwhile, cook 4 slices of bacon in a pan. Remove and drain to cool.
- Dice an onion and add to same pan with bacon grease. Saute until soft. Set aside.
- Grate 4 oz. Havarti cheese, 4 oz. Swiss cheese, and 2 oz. Romano cheese in a large bowl.
- Chop the bacon and combine with 2c bread crumbs (I prefer Panko) and 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Set a side (this is your topping).
- In another bowl, combine 1/4c stone ground mustard, 1/4c sour cream, 1/4c chopped parsley.
- Scoop out the squash seeds from the cooled squash. Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash halves, forming long strands, and add to the wet mixture. Mix completely. Season with salt & pepper.
- Mix in the remaining 2/3 of the cheese mixture to the squash mixture. Spread in a 9x13 greased casserole dish.
- Top with the bread crumb/bacon/cheese mixture.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for approx. 25:00 until golden brown, then broil and additional 2-3 minutes until the cheeses bubbles and the top is crispy.
My demo went pretty well (there were no leftovers!)... and I hope this dish serves you and yours well in your home...