Not all sides are created equal; this spaghetti squash caprese bake is healthy and delicious.


By JULIE BRINKLEY


This recipe for spaghetti squash caprese bake is simple to make, healthy, and oh, so tasty!


And it serves four!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED


1 medium to large spaghetti squash (4 cups, cooked)


2 cloves garlic


4 Roma tomatoes (1 cup)


1/4 cup fresh basil

1 cup baby spinach


4 tsp olive oil


3/4 cup and 1/4 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella


Salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE IT


Preheat oven to 375 degrees; bake squash on cookie sheet until tender.


Once the squash is cooked, place noodles in a large bowl and set aside.


Mince garlic, cut tomatoes into bite-size pieces, chop basil and spinach leaves and place all of these ingredients into a large bowl with olive oil and spaghetti squash.

Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Stir in 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella; spread mixture into a pie or one-quart baking and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.


Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cheese on top is lightly browned.