Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
1 medium spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, cut in half and very thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you like it spicy
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
½ cup sour cream
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a covered dish with a ¼ inch of water and microwave for 10 -12 minutes. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add the butter, onions, red pepper and thyme and cook until the onions are slightly brown in color. Salt and pepper to taste.
Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash and transfer to a small bowl. Combine the squash, onions, sour cream and half the cheese together and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
Place into a 375º for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown on top.
source: Dandy Dishes: Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
My variations: to cut calories and add protein I use a slightly smaller amount of greek yogurt instead of sour cream and I also cook the onions in a pan sprayed with cooking spray instead of butter.
An easier way to cook spaghetti squash- don't cut in half, but clean and pierce skin with a skewer all over. Cook for 1 hour in a 375 oven. Let cool completely, then cut open (and save your fingers from injury!) and scoop out seeds with a fork and spoon.
I also use oregano in lieu of thyme- gives it a great taste!