Sunday Supper: Spaghetti Squash and Kale

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This Sunday Supper was cooked and written by my lovely wife, Enjoy!!
Sunday suppers have seemed to disappear since last fall, but I promise you we have still been eating!  Wedding planning took over most of our time and creativity in the kitchen. Tonight I was looking to make spaghetti squash as a healthier alternative to pasta. The meal came together as I looked into our fridge for ingredients I could incorporate with the spaghetti squash. I am always looking for different ways to cook kale so I thought, why not try to add this? As the meal came together, I thought this would be a good dish to share!   Here are the ingredients I used:
  • 1 seeded spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tsp of salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp of pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and seed the squash. Spread melted butter and 1 clove of diced garlic on the inside of the spaghetti squash. Bake squash rind side up for about 30 minutes. While squash is baking, sauté 1 tablespoon of olive oil, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sliced onions. Once the onions become soft, add garlic. Add chopped kale, sliced grape tomatoes, and chopped basil to the onions.  Use a fork to scrape and scoop out the spaghetti squash. Add the squash to the sauté pan. Add remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste and mix. Finish off with parmesan cheese.
Modifications- if you do not like garlic heavy meals, you can exclude the garlic on the squash or add the garlic earlier when sautéing the onion to let the flavor fade more. I also think adding salt and pepper on the spaghetti squash before baking it would add more flavor.

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