Sunday, January 7, 2018

Spaghetti Squash & Cauliflower Alfredo Casserole

I always tend to make my spaghetti squash the same way with spaghetti sauce and melted mozzarella cheese but I really wanted to do something different this time.

I had some leftover cauliflower and remembering how delicious this cauliflower Alfredo sauce was the last time I made it I decided to whip up a small batch of sauce.  I thought the spaghetti squash would taste amazing with the added vegetable and cheesy taste.



Boy, was I right!

To make the casserole you will need:
spaghetti squash
a few cups of leftover cauliflower; cooked & mashed
1 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 clove garlic
2 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
flaked onion- about 1 tablespoon
4 or 5 sliced and sauteed mushrooms
1 cup shredded cheese (I chose a pizza cheese variety that our local store sells)


I cooked up the spaghetti squash in the crock pot during day the; the crock pot is my favorite way to cook up all the hardy winter squashes.  I just put the squash in my crock pot, turn it on low, and check it around dinner time.  It cuts easily in half and all I have to do is clean out the seeds. You can read more about how I cook squash in the crock pot here. 




I put the squash in a small casserole dish and set to making my Alfredo sauce.

In a small sauce pan I combined the cauliflower, milk, butter, garlic, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt & pepper.  I brought the mixture to a boil and whisked the mixture until the sauce thickened up slightly.



I added my Alfredo sauce to the spaghetti squash and sauteed up a small pan of mushrooms before adding the mushrooms to the spaghetti squash too.




I then topped the casserole with 1 cup of shredded cheese and popped the whole thing into the oven at 350 for 25 minutes until the cheese was melted and golden bubbly.



It was so delicious!  These photos just do not do it justice... anyone else have a hard time getting great photos of food in the winter when it's so dark out so early?


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2 comments :

  1. Oh my, comfort food, YUM! I wish that my husband liked alfredo sauce, but I think my girls would love this :)

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    1. You are lucky, my boys would never touch this in a million years... the Alfredo sauce over pasta sure but never over spaghetti squash.

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