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Spaghetti Squash “Pizza Dough” (Medifast)

17 Jun

Makes 1 large pizza or 14 mini pizzas.

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (or whatever you have left over)
  • 1/3 c Egg Beaters
  • 1/4 c 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste or 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c chopped mushrooms (optional)

1. Heat oven to 400. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper – you must do this!

2. If you do not have leftover spaghetti squash, poke several holes in a spaghetti squash, place on a microwaveable plate, microwave for 5 minutes, turn the squash over, then cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from microwave and let it cool.

3. Once the squash is cool to the touch, cut it in half lengthwise and use a fork to remove the seeds and tough center parts. Once seeds are removed, drag a fork down through the flesh of the squash. Repeat until you have shredded both halves — you should have quite a large pile of squash. Some spaghetti squashes contain a lot of liquid. If yours does, use a strainer to remove most of the liquid – you may have to squish the squash against the sides of the strainer.

4. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Your mixture should not have liquid standing in the bottom of the bowl. If it does, drain some of it off. Pour your mixture into the middle of the parchment lined pizza pan and spread it out with a spoon. Your crust should be no more than 1/2 inch thick. For a fun twist, make several mini pizzas 3-4 inches wide!

5. The original recipe says to bake for 12 – 15 minutes, but mine took about 25-30 minutes. I recommend baking in increments of 7 minutes and removing the dough when it appears dry and golden around the edges and along the top. If you are doing mini pizzas, flip the pizzas over once the dough appears set, about 15-20 minutes, then cook for 7 more minute.

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Top with your favorite sauce, cheese, meat and veggies. I made mine half pesto with chicken and mushrooms and half tomato sauce with turkey sausage and mushrooms. Both were very delicious! If you’d like the specifics on the toppings I used, don’t hesitate to ask!

Recipe based off of the recipe created by Jo and Sue

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