Wednesday, September 30, 2009

csa - and spaghetti squash casserole

This week's CSA is definitely looking like Fall - potatoes, onions, salad turnips, carrots, peppers, leeks, broccoli, kombocha squash, kale, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the pick-your-own garden. Last night, we sauteed green beans from our garden (even though it's been cold at night, our beans are still growing - hooray!) with leeks from the farmers' market in a little butter, and enjoyed over pasta - yum! Leeks are definitely a favorite - even though before last year, I'd never tried them!

Tonight, we're making Spaghetti Squash Casserole, as I bought another spaghetti squash and some tomatoes from a local farmstand. This recipe can be found in both the Moosewood Cookbook, and Asparagus to Zucchini - and it's a good one!!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Cooked pulp from 1 spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
Dash of thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cottage or ricotta cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup fine bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a sauté pan, heat butter and cook onions, garlic and mushrooms. Add herbs, salt and pepper. When onions are soft, add tomatoes and cook until most of the liquid evaporates. Stir mixture into squash pulp along with all the remaining ingredients, except the Parmesan. Spread into buttered 2-quart casserole. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve, and enjoy!


Mrs. Doug said...

Are these from your garden? Yummy! They really look good. Our garden did produce some wonderful food this year and we still are not done putting stuff up for the winter.

Sounds like a great recipe!!

Mrs. D

bettyl said...

Oh, my that looks delicious! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!!

Colleen said...

Hi Mrs. Doug -
The veggies are from a local farm - we buy a "share" of produce from them, and then we get to pick up different veggies each week. It's lots of fun! We had tomatoes, snap peas, green beans, zucchini, garlic, and a few other things from our garden this year - but unfortunately with all the rain we didn't have as good a yield as we'd hoped - we'll try again next year and hope for a little less rain!! Sounds like you had a good gardening year - that's awesome!!
Colleen :)

Hi bettyl -
Thank you for including is in the Best Post of the Week list - I'm looking forward to reading some of the others in the links!! The squash casserole is definitely one of my favorite things to make - it's super tasty!!

bspinner said...

This sounds delicious!!!! It's now on my list of things to make next week after my trip to our local farmers market. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Hi bspinner! We made the casserole again this week when my mother was visiting and she loved it too - it's so simple, and yet so yummy!!