Spaghetti Squash Nutrition: Pizza!

Spaghetti Squash Nutrition: Pizza!

So we keep banging on about spaghetti Squash nutrition but if you love pizza even though you know that the old adage ‘a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’ should come on the label of every box, this recipe is for you!

Check out this fantastic recipe below which combines spaghetti squash nutrition with junk food heaven… Spaghetti Squash Pizza! Jo and Sue have a fantastic veggie recipe blog and below is their recipe for a spaghetti squash pizza which we have tried and really really love! So much so, we had to share! Check out the unbeatable nutritional value of a quarter of a whole spaghetti squash pizza!

Calories: 212
Fat: 10g
Carbs: 14g
Protein: 16g
                                                                             Would you believe this slice is only 106 calories!
Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza
Ingredients
4 cups cooked spaghetti squash (2 small)
1 cup mozzarella (partly skim/shredded)
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano, dried
1 tsp parsley, dried
salt & pepper
Toppings
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/4 onion, diced
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 cup fresh spinach, torn
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Line pizza pan with parchment paper (DO NOT skip the parchment paper!!). Set aside.
Press your spaghetti squash in a strainer to get out any excess moisture (or use cheesecloth).
In a large bowl, combine spaghetti squash, mozza cheese, egg & whites, garlic, and spices. Mix together until well combined.
Let sit for a few minutes – if you notice a lot of liquid gathering in the bottom of the bowl then drain it off.
Press the squash mixture evenly into the prepared pizza pan.
Bake at 400 for 12 – 15 minutes, until crust appears dry.
While the crust is baking – saute the mushrooms and onion in a fry pan until mushrooms are soft and onions are translucent. Remove from heat.
Remove pizza crust from oven.
Spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Spread your onion and mushrooms and spinach over the sauce. Top with the Parmesan cheese.
Return to 400 degree oven and bake another 10 – 15 minutes or so – until cheese is bubbly and edges of crust are browned. You can place under the broiler for a minute or two if you really want to brown things up.
Let sit for about 5 minutes before cutting. You can use the parchment paper to slide it off the pan to make it easier to cut. (Just run a butter knife around the edge to loosen from the sides of the pan)
photo and recipe credits: Jo and Sue
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