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Pizza Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash is a great low-carb alternative to pasta; it's perfect for someone on a diabetic diet or that is carb-counting.  It's also gluten free, and May starts Celiac Awareness Month.

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Pizza Spaghetti Squash

Recipe by Iowa Girl Eats at www.iowagirleats.com


Ingredients:
1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper or whatever seasonings you like
1 cup pizza sauce or your favorite spaghetti sauce
Shredded mozzarella
Pizza topping: turkey pepperoni, olives, ham, peppers, green chillis, etc.

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; then, line a baking sheet with foil.  Pierce spaghetti squash with a sharp knife;  then, microwave on a plate for 1-2 minutes.  Cut in half with the same very sharp knife.  Scrape the seeds out with a spoon and place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet.  Mist or brush with extra virgin olive oil; then, season generously with salt and pepper or whatever seasoning you would like.  Bake 40-60 minutes or until the flesh shreds easily.  Shred, leaving 1/4" squash around the sides of the peel so it doesn't collapse.

2.  Top each half with 1/2 cup pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pizza toppings then return to oven and bake 8-10 minute or until cheese is melted.

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