Baked Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Ricotta

SquashBaked Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Ricotta

Serves 3-4

1 Small Spaghetti Squash
4 Ounces Fresh Ricotta
1/2 Lb Ground Beef (Optional) and/or Italian Sausage no casings
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 16oz Jar Cannizzaro Marinara or Arrabbiata (or combine the 2 for a mildly spicy dish)

Cut the top of the squash off and then cut in half lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds but you can leave any stringy pieces.
Place squash cut side down in a shallow, microwave-safe dish and add about an inch of water.  Microwave on high for 10 minutes.
While squash cooks, brown ground beef or sausage (if using).  When fully cooked, add sauce and set aside.
When the squash is cool enough to handle, run a fork through both halves to create your “spaghetti”.  Scoop out all you can into a sprayed casserole dish.
Top with meat sauce mixture or just sauce.  Dollop fresh ricotta atop the sauce and top with parmesan cheese.
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes or until it starts to bubble and the cheese melts.

Gluten Free