Lean and Green Spaghetti Squash Kugel

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Jun 4, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Spaghetti Squash Kugel
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This simple single serve casserole is a favorite around our house and you can add chick or shrimp to get a full lean and green meal with this Spaghetti Squash Kugel dish. 

OPTION: You can precook squash in the oven; Preheat the oven to 350* F. Wash squash and put in a loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool. After cooling slice squash in half and removes the seeds.

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Difficulty
Medium
Servings
1
Cooking Time
60 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes

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Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Kugel Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Cooked Spaghetti Squash Shredded
  • 1 can Cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp Onion Finely Diced
  • 1/2 slice Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 3 large Egg Whites Beaten
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Kugel Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Precook squash in the microwave. Cook for 1 minute to soften. Cut in half and remove seeds. Place cut-side down in a dish with 1/2 inch in water. Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes. Let it cool.
  3. In a sauce pan heat 5 sprays of cooking spray. Add onions and garlic. Saute until onions are soft, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Use a fork to scrape out the strands of squash, place into a large bowl. Add onion, and mix well. Add the egg whites, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake until the Kugel is crispy on top, about 1 hr.

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