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Butternut Squash Noodles with Protein-Packed Marinara

Prep.
Time

15

Min

Cook
Time

10

Min

Total
Time

25

Min

Introduction

It’s time to spice up your spaghetti night! Top nutritious butternut squash noodles with protein-packed Muuna cottage cheese and marinara sauce, fresh basil, and toasted walnuts. You won’t miss the traditional noodles OR the meat, but you’ll get all the flavor and protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Butternut squash, peeled and spiralized (or 4 cups squash noodles)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • ¾ cup Classic Plain Muuna cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup Toasted walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium non-stick pot over medium heat, add olive oil and minced garlic.
  2. Saute for about 30 seconds until garlic becomes aromatic.
  3. Add squash noodles and saute 2-3 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the pan with 1-2 Tbsp. of water so the noodles don’t stick.
  5. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally and deglazing with water when needed. Cook until squash noodles are soft, but not mushy.
  6. Add marinara sauce and heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce should start to bubble.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Stir in the Muuna cottage cheese and top with fresh basil and toasted walnuts.
  9. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Makes: 3 Servings

With Classic Plain Muuna cottage cheese (4%)
Calories: 337
Protein: 12g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Fat: 15g
Fiber: 8g

With Lowfat Plain Muuna cottage cheese (2%)
Calories: 327
Protein: 12g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Fat: 14g
Fiber: 8g

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