Chicken (and spaghetti squash) Enchiladas

October 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Posted in spaghetti squash | 3 Comments
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In an effort to re-invent the left over chicken and spaghetti squash, I decided to make enchiladas.  The spaghetti squash extended the chicken, making this a budget friendly meal.

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Chicken (and spaghetti squash) Enchiladas

  • 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • corn tortillas
  • prepared enchilada sauce

Pour 3/4 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 11×13 baking dish.

In a bowl mix spaghetti squash, chicken and most of the cheese.  Heat tortillas in the microwave or dip them in hot oil (you want them to be bendable so they don’t crack when you roll them).  Scoop chicken mixture onto the middle of one tortilla.  Roll and place seam side down in baking dish.  Continue until you have used all of your filling (I got 9).  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy!

This enchilada sauce from Trader Joe’s is pretty good.  A real time saver!

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Spaghetti Squash Quiche

October 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Posted in spaghetti squash | 2 Comments
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There’s a reason why it’s called spaghetti squash…

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Just cut in half and bake at 400 degrees for an hour. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove the flesh and you’ve got spaghetti squash.  The possibilities are endless with this versatile vegetable.  Here’s how I used it today…

Spaghetti Squash Quiche

  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 3/4 cup spaghetti squash
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup ground chicken sausage
  • 1/4 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups non-fat milk

Bake pie crust.  Combine squash, cheese, sausage, and onions with flour.  Scoop into bottom of still warm pie shell.  Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl and pour over squash mixture.  Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.quiche 3

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