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Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Boat

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash Boat recipe
photo by:kraft
My husband who hates squash loved this. I did my own twist and subbed a poblano pepper for the red and added a 1 1/2 tsps. of taco seasoning.
posted by
 a cook
on 12/1/2012
30 min
1 hr
6 servings, 1/2 cup each
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What You Need

 spaghetti squash (2-3/4 lb.)
cup  KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
cup  finely chopped red peppers
 green onions, thinly sliced
cup  OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits

Make It

HEAT oven to 400°F.

PIERCE squash in several places with tip of sharp knife or fork; place in shallow microwaveable dish. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 min. or until squash is softened, turning every 5 min.

CUT squash lengthwise in half; remove and discard seeds. Scoop squash strands into large bowl. Add cheese, peppers and onions; mix lightly. Spoon into 1 squash shell; place in shallow baking dish. Discard remaining squash shell.

BAKE 28 to 30 min. or until heated through, topping with bacon for the last 3 min.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Food Facts
Young early-season squash can contain a lot of water. For best results, drain the scooped-out squash in a colander to remove excess water before mixing it with the cheese, peppers and onions as directed.
How to Keep the Filled Squash Shell Upright
To keep the filled squash shell upright in baking dish, form a sheet of foil into a ring, then place around bottom of squash to stabilize.
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