Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jarlsberg Pasta

     If you have goals of having a few meatless dinners now and then, add Jarlsberg Pasta to the list.  Rich, hearty and healthy, each decadent 2 cup serving is only 338 calories, 23g net carbs and 18g protein.  This works great for dinner and as a perfect left over for lunch.  And, using my secret Spaghetti Squash in place of pasta only adds to the goodness...not to mention my sneaky Cheese trick.  What are you having for dinner this week!?

Ingredients for 6~2 cup servings (1 cup of Spaghetti Squash and 1 cup Sauce):
1 very large Spaghetti Squash, cut in half and seeded (have the guy in produce cut it for you lengthwise)
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1 Tablespoon Ghee (sub with Olive Oil)
1 medium Onion, diced
1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
Dash Lite Salt
8oz fresh sliced Mushrooms
1 pound fresh Broccoli Florets
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1 Tablespoon Ghee (sub with Butter)
1/2 cup Flour
3 cups 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
2 teaspoons Chicken Base (sub with 2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes)
3oz Jarlsberg Semi Soft Cheese, grated (I always grate my own, so much better)
5oz Lite Jarlsberg Cheese, grated (I always grate my own, so much better)
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12 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
Pepper to taste

     Cut Spaghetti Squash lengthwise (or better yet ask Produce Guy to do it for you) and remove seeds, place face down on foil lined baking sheet, bake at 400 for one hour.  Meanwhile, add Ghee to skillet, heat and add Onions, Garlic, Cayenne and Salt til golden brown.  Add Mushrooms til almost cooked thru, then add Broccoli and add lid to steam til crisp tender, set off heat or reduce burner to keep warm.  From third set of ingredients, melt Ghee and stir in flour til well incorporated over low heat, slowly stir in Milk til smooth, bring to low boil and stir continually til thickened, then stir in cheese til melted and pour in skillet, stirring into vegetables.  Remove Squash when done cooking and scrape strands from shell.  Either add one cup to bowl and top with cup of sauce, or combine all together and portion out 2 cup servings.  Garnish with sliced Tomatoes and Pepper to taste.  Enjoy  :)

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