Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Basil Recipe

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Basil
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  1. Put squash halves cut side down in a 2-quart microwave-safe baking dish.
  2. Pour in 1/2 cup of water; cover the dish securely with plastic wrap.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut four slits in plastic to serve as steams vents.
  4. Cook in microwave on the high setting for 12 minutes, rotating dish halfway through, until squash is soft when touched.
  5. Let stand, covered,3 to 5 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, toss together all remaining ingredients except pinenuts;set aside.
  7. While the squash is still warm, use a fork to scrape out the flesh; it will part into spaghetti like strands.
  8. Add to tomato mixture and toss gently to combine.
  9. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and slivered basil sprigs, if desired.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 291 Kcal (1218 kJ)
Calories from fat 204.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.77g 35%
Cholesterol 8.34mg 3%
Sodium 439.19mg 18%
Potassium 586.64mg 12%
Total Carbs 22.98g 8%
Sugars 10.58g 42%
Dietary Fiber 6.38g 26%
Protein 7.07g 14%
Vitamin C 18.3mg 31%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 123.5mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 81.79 Kcal (342 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.4g 35%
Cholesterol 2.35mg 3%
Sodium 123.44mg 18%
Potassium 164.89mg 12%
Total Carbs 6.46g 8%
Sugars 2.97g 42%
Dietary Fiber 1.79g 26%
Protein 1.99g 14%
Vitamin C 5.1mg 31%
Iron 0.4mg 7%
Calcium 34.7mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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