Squash N Cheese

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on YummlyPin on PinterestPrint this page

SquashNCheese

I have to admit every so often I’m tempted by my boys Mac N Cheese. Something about that cheese and pasta brings back those childhood memories of comfort. But as you know I try to avoid pasta, it is one of the things you have to be very careful with a Lapband.

I was staring at my second half of a spaghetti squash sitting on my counter and had an epiphany. I realized with spaghetti squash I may not get that perfect little macaroni texture but I could get that ooey gooey cheesey yumminess with a cheese sauce on the squash.

One thing you have to do when you have made the choice to live a healthier lifestyle is find replacements for food that you love. But this does not mean that you have to give up flavor, actually you may find things that you will love even more than the original food. This recipe is a good example of this. When you try a real cheese sauce versus the packaged powdered you will never go back!

Print Recipe

Squash n Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 1% fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ounce plain greek yogurt
  • 2 cups spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Place spaghetti squash in a bowl with about 2 inches of water on the bottom
  2. Microwave 15 minutes
  3. Add cottage cheese, plain greek yogurt, butter, and half the cheese into a sauce pan
  4. Melt and if you want really smooth use a hand blender to smooth out cottage cheese
  5. Toss cooked spaghetti squash with cheese sauce top with cheese and panko bread crumbs

Servings: 2 | Calories: 274 | Fat: 15 | Carbohydrate: 23 | Fiber: 2 | Protein: 17

Powered by
Plan To Eat

2 Responses

A Craft a Day Birthday Easter Crafts Father's Day Crafts Free Printables! Mother's Day Crafts St Patricks Day Crafts Valentine's Day Crafts
First Day of School Printable Signs
First Day of School Printable Signs
Printable Chore Charts and Attititude Charts
Printable Chore & Attitude Charts
How To Create The Perfect Lego Organization With Ikea Furniture
How to Create the Perfect Lego Organization with Ikea
Appetizers Baking Bentos Beverages Breakfast Dessert Dinner Kids Lunches Lunch Salads Side Dishes Snacks Soups
14 Wonderful Watermelon Recipes for Summer
14 Wonderful Watermelon Recipes for this Summer
Bacon & Goat Cheese Watermelon Pizza
Bacon & Goat Cheese Watermelon Pizza
Red, White, and Blue Quinoa Salad, perfect for Fourth of July
Red, White & Blue Quinoa Salad | Perfect for the Fourth Of July