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Spaghetti Squash Gratin

February 12, 2014Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2014

Spaghetti Squash Gratin is absolutely heavenly. It’s also a wonderful way to prepare spaghetti squash. I prepared a thick, creamy, cheese sauce with gluten free flour. Then I added onions, garlic and red pepper for flavor, and parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper for seasonings. This dish was spectacular.

The cheese blend I used is exquisite. H-E-B has an Italian cheese blend that is a mixture of six different cheeses: mozzarella, parmesan, romano, asiago, fontina and provolone which provides a marvelous combination of flavors that’s incredible.

A few weeks ago I needed to use up a couple of spaghetti squashes that were going to go bad if I didn’t use them up. I went ahead and baked the squash and placed the squash in a bowl in my refrigerator for a few days trying to figure out a way to use it. That’s when I decided to try to make a cheesy gratin recipe with it. Wow, it was terrific.

I loved the crunchy squash in this thick, cheesy herb sauce. I was telling our company about it last Friday night and the gal wanted to try it so I heated it up and went ahead and served it along with my Pepperoni Pizza Chili and everything else I served that night. She and her husband both loved it.

If you’re looking for a way to use up spaghetti squash, or you’d like a different way to prepare it that’s quick, easy and delicious, then try your hand at this recipe sometime. It’s great for a Meatless Monday dish, as a side dish, and it’s also great heated up for leftovers! Spaghetti Squash Parmesan is healthy and clean although it’s not exactly low in calories since it’s in a cheesy, cream sauce. We loved this savory and tasty way to serve spaghetti squash and hope you will too.

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin is a fantastic meatless main dish recipe.

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Each spoonful is fantastic! Spaghetti Squash Gratin has such a creamy, cheesy sauce seasoned lightly with thyme, parsley and rosemary.

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This is a great way to use up spaghetti squash.

Here’s what I did.

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Bake spaghetti squash in a 350 oven for about an hour. Cut squash in half, remove pulp and seeds, and remove the squash from the shell with a fork. Set aside.

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Meanwhile, prepare sauce: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, red bell pepper, and garlic. Saute until veggies are tender.

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Add parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

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Work in gluten free flour with a whisk.

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Add half-and-half about 1/4 cup at a time until all the cream has been added. Then add milk or additional half-and-half. Stir until all the milk/cream has been combined.

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Add Italian cheese blend. This H-E-B Italian 6-cheese blend has mozzarella, parmesan, romano, asiago, provolone and fontina and is one of the best cheese blends we’ve ever tasted.

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Add spaghetti squash to the cheese sauce. Stir to combine and heat through.

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To serve: ladle Spaghetti Squash Gratin into bowls.

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Sprinkle with additional cheese, thyme, rosemary, and parsley for garnish, as desired.

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin is a clean eating recipe that’s gluten free.

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Our company loved the savory tastes of this delicious casserole. I highly recommend this dish for holiday menus.

Here’s the recipe.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH GRATIN

(My own concoction)

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Delicious spaghetti squash casserole in a rich, creamy, cheese sauce and seasoned with thyme, rosemary and parsley. This meatless main dish is excellent.
Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish
Instructions
  1. Bake spaghetti squash about an hour at 350.
  2. Set aside to cool about 15-30 minutes.
  3. Slice in half, remove pulp and seeds and remove the strands of spaghetti squash with a fork.
  4. Put in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Melt butter in Dutch oven.
  6. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and sauté over medium heat until veggies are tender – about 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and parsley and stir to combine.
  8. Add flour with a whisk.
  9. Slowly stir in half-and-half and milk about ¼ cup at a time until all of the liquid is incorporated into the veggie mixture.
  10. Add Italian cheese blend and combine.
  11. Heat through a minute or two until the cheese melts.
  12. Add spaghetti squash and stir to combine.
  13. Serve garnished with more cheese and seasonings if desired.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Spaghetti Squash Gratin[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Side Dish/Casserole/Meatless
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Delicious spaghetti squash casserole in a rich, creamy, cheese sauce and seasoned with thyme, rosemary and parsley. This meatless main dish is excellent.
Ingredients
  • 1 large spaghetti squash, cooked, seeds and pulp removed, and removed from shell
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup 2% milk (or 3 cups half-and-half)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://www.bobsredmill.com/” target=”_blank” title=”bobs red mill”]Bob’s Red Mill[/url] all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 8-oz. Italian cheese blend: Asiago, Provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina and Mozzarella
  • Extra cheese for garnish, as desired
  • Extra thyme, rosemary and parsley for garnish, as desired
Instructions
  1. Bake spaghetti squash about an hour at 350.
  2. Set aside to cool about 15-30 minutes.
  3. Slice in half, remove pulp and seeds and remove the strands of spaghetti squash with a fork.
  4. Put in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Melt butter in Dutch oven.
  6. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and sauté over medium heat until veggies are tender – about 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and parsley and stir to combine.
  8. Add flour with a whisk.
  9. Slowly stir in half-and-half and milk about ¼ cup at a time until all of the liquid is incorporated into the veggie mixture.
  10. Add Italian cheese blend and combine.
  11. Heat through a minute or two until the cheese melts.
  12. Add spaghetti squash and stir to combine.
  13. Serve garnished with more cheese and seasonings if desired.
Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish

The cheese sauce for spaghetti squash is amazing.

Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish

Here’s a spoonful for you!

Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish

Spaghetti Squash Gratin is a terrific side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

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Spaghetti Squash Parmesan | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the most spectacular ways to serve #SpaghettiSquash ever! It's chocked full of veggies & is layered twice with #parmesan, #mozzarella & #romano cheeses. Terrific for #MeatlessMondays or for #holidays like #Easter or #MothersDay. #Healthy, #LowCalorie #GlutenFree #CleanEating #SpaghettiSquashParmesan #Zucchini #SpaghettiSquashCasserole #YellowSquash #Carrots

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious spaghetti squash casserole in a rich, creamy, cheese sauce and seasoned with thyme, rosemary and parsley. This meatless main dish is excellent.
Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish
Instructions
  1. Bake spaghetti squash about an hour at 350.
  2. Set aside to cool about 15-30 minutes.
  3. Slice in half, remove pulp and seeds and remove the strands of spaghetti squash with a fork.
  4. Put in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Melt butter in Dutch oven.
  6. Add onion, garlic, and red pepper and sauté over medium heat until veggies are tender – about 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and parsley and stir to combine.
  8. Add flour with a whisk.
  9. Slowly stir in half-and-half and milk about ¼ cup at a time until all of the liquid is incorporated into the veggie mixture.
  10. Add Italian cheese blend and combine.
  11. Heat through a minute or two until the cheese melts.
  12. Add spaghetti squash and stir to combine.
  13. Serve garnished with more cheese and seasonings if desired.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

8 Comments

  • susan

    February 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Can the spaghetti squash parm be frozen?

    1. Teresa

      February 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      Yes, Susan. You can freeze this recipe.

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  • Shari Kelley

    February 12, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    That looks wonderful, Teresa! I love spaghetti squash. What a great way to fix it. It looks so creamy and comforting. I love the addition of the herbs, too. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Teresa

      February 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Yes, it was so tasty. If you plant spaghetti squash in your garden this year, this may be a great way to prepare it! Thanks again for stopping by. You’re a great encouragement to me.

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