Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti Squash Gratin!!!

Last week I invited two other couples to our house for a Valentines Day family-style feast and it went off without a hitch! Our first dinner party since we moved in together, David and I really enjoyed playing host and hostess to some of our closest friends for the night. The menu, created and executed by moi (of course), consisted of a raw tuscan kale salad (a riff on the amazing salad at Il Buco), an 8 herb and garlic roasted lamb rack, lemon panna cottas with candied rose petals and this awesome spaghetti squash gratin.

After posting a pic on twitter last week I got multiple requests for the recipe. The hardest part of this dish is removing and cleaning the spaghetti-like strands but after that’s all done, it’s easy peasy from there! You can cook ahead of time and re-heat as needed (lasts for 4 days) but nothing beats eating it the minute the dish comes out of the oven! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3lb spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2  cup skim milk
  • 2 Tbl chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated
  • 4 Tbl pecorino cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper

To Make:

  • pre-heat oven to 375
  • pierce squash with a knife and place on a baking sheet covered with foil
  • bake for on hour and turn every 20 minutes
  • remove from heat and let cool
  • cut into 1/2 lengthwise, remove seeds and discard and scoop out flesh into a bowl
  • run a fork through the flesh and separate the spaghetti-like strands
  • heat oil in a saucepan to medium heat and add onion, sweat until tender (about 5 minutes)
  • add garlic and a pinch of salt and let cook till aromatic (about 1 minute)
  • add squash  and cook
  • while squash is cooking beat eggs in a large bowl, add milk, salt, pepper and chopped basil and stir into squash mixture
  • add gruyere cheese, mix and scrape into ceramic or glass baking dish
  • sprinkle with parmesan cheese, bake for 45 minutes, remove from heat and serve!
  • Enjoy!!
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1 Comment

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One response to “Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti Squash Gratin!!!

  1. Shannon Mahoney

    looks amazing sis- cant waait to try this!!! YUMMY!!!

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