PROMISED PASTA

“An ounce of performance is worth a pound of promises.”  Mae West

A while back (January 23) I posted a recipe for dairy free ricotta, stating somewhere in the blog post that a pasta recipe would follow.  Here it is.  This pasta dish was so good that I felt comfortable serving it to my husband!*

INGREDIENTS:

spaghetti squash

spaghetti sauce, your favorite

dairy free ricotta

DISTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 395 degrees.  Roast the spaghetti squash whole.  Poke it with your fingers about every 20 minutes.  When it’s soft, remove from oven and allow it to cool to handling temperature.

Cut the squash in half, remove seeds, remove squash and place into a container.

When ready to make a pasta dish, in this case a spaghetti squash lasagna, get out a lovely baking dish.  Place a few tablespoons of favorite pasta sauce in the bottom of the dish.  Top with a layer of spaghetti squash.  Spoon on some dairy free ricotta and gently spread evenly over the squash.

Finally top with a few more tablespoons of your favorite spaghetti sauce.  The sauce I had on hand was a vegetarian sauce, which made my dish vegan.  Oh, happy days!

Because my squash had been in the fridge and was cold, I put the dish into the microwave for about 2 minutes.  This dish had a microwave friendly cover so the sauce didn’t splatter from here to eternity.  I then removed the cover and placed my creation into a 400 degree oven.  The oven was heating flatbread for two minutes, which made it the perfect place for the pasta dish to stay hot while I used the microwave to prepare frozen broccoli.

prom pasta

Also in the picture is a serving of the kale salad with green grapes (January 5).  I topped my square of lasagna with some guacamole, which I generally manage to get onto my plate.  It’s so good and it’s so good for me!

*Husband report – my husband is the easiest person to cook for.  He eats slowly and is game to try just about anything.  He ends our meals together with a hug and a thank you. You should be so lucky!

Loveya – The Grandma

 

 

 

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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