RECIPE

Buffalo Spaghetti Squash

Buffalo Spaghetti Squash
June 30, 2017 - , ,

Every so often I get a craving for Buffalo Wings. Tender, juicy, deliciously spicy Buffalo Wings...see: I feel it coming on right about now! What I discovered is that just because I made a commitment to healthy lifestyle change doesn't mean that I cannot enjoy all the flavors that Buffalo Wings offer. So - I found a more nutritious way to indulge in that Buffalo flavor: Buffalo Spaghetti Squash.

Cooking it is real simple and I'd compare it to cooking a twice-baked potato. Plus, it's perfect for summer because it makes a fun side at a party and it is unique enough that you can be sure another party guest isn't going to show up with it. Try it for yourself and find out how I brought that deliciously spicy Buffalo flavor back into my life in a Profile-friendly way!

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Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, 8 inches
  • 12 oz cooked chicken
  • 2 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • ¼ cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, cheddar or mozzarella work well
  • Optional – top with green onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half using a paring knife. You can microwave it for 5 minutes to make it softer
  3. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and bake cut side down for 40 minutes. When finished, should be easily fluffed with a fork.
  4. Remove squash from skin and mix with hot sauce, chicken, onions and Greek yogurt
  5. Add back into skin and top with cheese
  6. Broil for 2 minutes until cheese melts

Profile Exchange per serving: 2 oz Very Lean protein, 1 Fat, 1/2 cup Vegetables, 1 Free Food

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