Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

I forgot to snap a picture until after the sauce was on.  The hardest part of this recipe was flipping the crust over, but it stayed intact!  This made a great tasting crust.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crusthttp://sharedappetite.com

1 approximate 10-inch pizza crust


1 medium/large spaghetti squash
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Carefully cut your spaghetti squash in half with a large, sharp knife. Remove seeds and stringy guts, and brush the cut sides of the squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place spaghetti squash, cut side down, on an aluminum-lined baking sheet and roast until tender, about 45-60 minutes.Beth cooked the squash whole in the microwave for 20 minutes.  Just put some slits in the flesh.

To test if your squash is done, scrap the flesh with a fork. If the strands come off easily, it's done. Let the cooked spaghetti squash cool for about 5 minutes, then scrape all the flesh into a beautiful pile of spaghetti strands. Taste and season with some more Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.

Measure out approximately 3 and ½ cups of spaghetti squash.(This was half of my squash) Reserve rest for another use.

Wrap measured-out squash in a cheesecloth, clean kitchen towel, or several layers of paper towels. Squeeze out as much moisture as possible. The drier the squash, the more crispy the crust can get.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the squash, egg, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Press squash in a thin, even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and form into an approximate 10-inch circle.

Bake at 400°F for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven, carefully flip, and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add desired toppings and bake until done.

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