Parmesan Spaghetti Squash With Tomato + Basil

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We all love the comfort + familiarity of our favorite pasta dish. If you’ve been searching for new + creative ways to make pasta a little bit healthier, we’ve got just the thing for you. This recipe is an awesome way to have both the convenience + deliciousness of pasta, as well as pack some extra veggies into your day. ++ here’s the best part — you can make it in the microwave! All you girls living in dorms or small apartments you’re in luck ; ) — this could not be easier!

INGREDIENTS

½ Spaghetti Squash

¼ cup Fresh Basil [chopped]

⅓ cup diced Tomato

2 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese 

2 tbsp Sunflower Seeds or Pine Nuts [whichever you prefer!]

Salt + Pepper to taste

*1/2 tbsp Olive Oil [optional]

 

DIRECTIONS

1] Remove seeds and cover Squash with plastic wrap and microwave for about 10 minutes [it may take a little longer if you have a very large Squash]. After taking it out, let sit covered for 5 more minutes.

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2] Take a fork and gently tug at the Squash until it shreds apart into strands!

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3] Stir in Basil, Tomato + about ¾ of Parmesan cheese. Microwave for about 30 seconds. 

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4] Remove from microwave + add the Sunflower Seeds // Pine Nuts. Top off with the remaining Parmesan Cheese + you’re ready to eat!

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Now it’s your turn to chef it up — Feel free to add // substitute any ingredients to make it more *how you like it*. We always love to spice up our presentation by adding special garnishes to make our pictures just that little bit more special! Make sure you share your creation with us on Insta + use the hashtag #CHAARGeats 🙂

+Raechel [@life_inchaarg] VirtCHAARG girl from NY

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