Spaghetti Squash is The Ultimate Replacement for Potatoes In This Recipe
I’m a huge fan of spaghetti squash, but I’m usually the only one in the house that eats it. Because of this, I almost always end up with leftovers.
And this is my solution to that “problem”…
Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns
Simply take your leftover squash and remove the excess moisture. Then mix it with an egg, cheese and seasoning, now cook until crispy. The BEST low carb breakfast, ever!
Spaghetti squash is the ultimate low carb replacement for pasta and potatoes. If you’re not familiar with how to cook this delicious vegetable, you can find a great tutorial here. You’re basically just going to bake it in the oven for 40-60 minutes.
Because of it’s natural texture and shape, it’s extremely versatile. I suppose that’s why they call it SPAGHETTI squash! I like to mix it with cheese and basil pesto, but there are a million recipes for this stringy veggie.
However, if you want to make it crispy, you must remove the excess moisture.
Here is the step-by-step tutorial for my healthier version of hash browns….
Easy peasy! I’ve made this quite a few times, and I like to change it up every time I make it. Don’t be afraid to add the seasoning of your choice, and then serve it with hot sauce, salsa, avocado or anything else that makes you happy. 🙂
This spaghetti squash recipe idea is perfect for breakfast or a mid-day healthy snack…
This healthy and easy spaghetti squash recipe is perfect for any leftover squash! Simply mix the squash with a little egg, cheese and seasoning, and then sauté until crispy! This is wonderful served for breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage or even alone. A fantastic replacement for potatoes! Low carb and keto friendly.
- 2 cups spaghetti squash (precooked)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper (to taste)
Squeeze the excess water from your pre-cooked spaghetti squash using your hands over a strainer. The drier, the better!
Place it in a medium sized bowl, and add the egg, parmesan, garlic powder and seasoning of choice to taste; mix well.
Form the spaghetti squash mixture into thin little patties, and cook on a well greased skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side (or until browned to your liking).
Eat and enjoy! Btw, if you don't want to make these hash browns into patties, you can also just toss the mixture into the skillet, stirring often. It's great both ways!
- Don't be afraid to season the spaghetti squash to your liking! You can turn up the heat with a little cayenne pepper, or add tons of flavor with a little onion or chives.
- P.S. These can definitely be made without the egg, but it kinda helps hold things together. If you're not worried about the presentation, feel free to omit it.
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