Lasagna is a classic dinnertime staple, but its preparation and cooking times can have you working on it for hours before it’s actually ready to eat. Spice things up — and make dinner prep easier on yourself — by creating lasagna using spaghetti squash instead. This delicious recipe from Eating Well will help you nail it.
To start things off, you’ll halve your spaghetti squash and microwave each section in a bowl of water to soften them. If you prefer having some hands-off cooking time, you can also arrange the halves in a baking pan and roast them. When they're cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove the softened squash and put it to the side. To create the filling, cook chopped broccolini pieces, seasoning them with pepper, salt, and garlic to taste. At this stage, you’ll also preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, it’s time to assemble the mini lasagnas. Combine mozzarella and Parmesan in a bowl; you can add other types of cheeses if you'd like, but be sure that they're grated and meltable. Fill the inside of each empty squash halfway with the cheese mixture. Then, add the cooked broccolini and spices. Finally, top with your remaining cheese and bake them until they’re golden brown.