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Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza Recipe

Have a few of these? Make pizza. Yes, pizza! Credit: Starr Environmental

Have a few of these? Make pizza. Yes, pizza! Credit: Starr Environmental

You know that new commercial about pizza? The one that says that it’s the stuff behind successful school projects, start-ups and everything in between? Well, every time I see that one, I smile. Because it’s true — some of my best late-night, work-hard memories from high school, college — and, let’s be honest, last week — feature pizza. Granted, the pizza company that made the commercial doesn’t actually make a pizza that my stomach can happily digest these days, but I have the same happy association with pizza nonetheless. And, just like this gluten-free crust and this meat crust got my attention, this Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza Recipe from Abe’s Market (confession: we’re an affiliate!) had my foodie ears perked up and my tastebuds ready. I mean, spaghetti squash as the base of a pizza crust?! Whether you’re avoiding the big G like me or are looking for new ways to get more nutrient-dense veggies — or just like to try new crazy stuff — check out this recipe!

Spaghetti Squash Crust Pizza Recipe

4 cup cooked spaghetti squash (approx. 1/2 large squash)
1 cup part skim mozzarella, shredded
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon basil, dried
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/4 onion, diced
1/2 cup Mama Jess Garden Good Pasta Sauce (or use Bean Good)
1 cup fresh arugula
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, part skim, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 400. Line pizza pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine spaghetti squash, mozzarella cheese, egg, egg whites, garlic, spices, salt and pepper. Mix together until well combined. Set aside for about 5 minutes. Drain any liquid forming at the bottom of the bowl. Press squash mixture evenly into parchment paper lined pan.
3. Bake at 400 for 12 to 15 minutes. While the crust is baking, saute the mushrooms and onion until mushrooms are soft and onions are translucent. Remove from heat. Remove pizza crust from oven when crust appears dry and golden.
4. Spread pasta sauce over the crust. Sprinkle your onion, mushrooms and arugula over sauce. Top with cheeses. Return to oven and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and edges of crust are browned. Cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into the pizza.
Tip: It may be easier to lift the parchment paper off of the pizza pan and place on cutting board.
Okay, who’s going to try it?! —Jenn

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