Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chanterelles

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Cindy Bodnar

By
@Sindrah

I think of Spaghetti Squash as nature's "pasta"! I use Chanterelle mushrooms in this recipe, but you may substitute any of your favorite mushroom variety! Chanterelles are plentiful in the summer months and go very well with the squash! I found this recipe a long time ago at my favorite food co-op in Madison. It can be a decadent side dish or a vegetarian Main dish!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1
    3 lb. spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb
    chanterelle mushrooms
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 c
    half and half or cream
  • ·
    fresh parmesan cheese

How to Make Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chanterelles

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds, and lay the squash face down in a buttered shallow baking dish and bake for 1 hour until it's browned and soft.
  3. While squash is baking, clean the chanterelles with a brush.(Use little to no water to clean them, because these mushrooms soak up the water like a sponge!) Slice or dice them into small pieces.
  4. Melt half the butter in a skillet. When foamy, add the chanterelles and cook over medium heat until tender, 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add the garlic and half and half and simmer gently until the half and half and mushroom juices are reduced by a third, about 10 minutes.
  5. When squash is done baking, pull away the flesh with a fork, heaping it into spaghetti like strands. Toss with remaining butter. Spread the squash in a baking dish , spoon the mushroom cream sauce over it, and cover lightly with parmesan cheese.
  6. Return to the oven until heated through and the top is crisped and browned in places, 15 - 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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About Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chanterelles

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian




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