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Many of us love the crunch of tasty hash browns. But, they can be high in calories and soaked in butter. Here is a much healthier version, made with spaghetti squash, which will satisfy your cravings for crunchy, flavorful hash browns on a Sunday morning.


Not familiar with spaghetti squash? Spaghetti squash is a yellow mildly flavored winter squash, which has an oblong shape.


To cook it:

Cut the squash in half lengthwise from stem to tail and scrape out the seeds. Drizzle it with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place squash, cut-side down, onto the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 35-45 minutes.


After cooking and running a folk through it, its flesh separates into several spaghetti-like strands. It is the ideal substitute for pasta thanks to its low carbohydrate and calorie count. Eating spaghetti squash is a great addition to a good weight loss diet.



Simple Recipe for Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns



This recipe from The Honour System requires just 3 ingredients–spaghetti squash, oil and salt–to form crisp, low-carb spaghetti squash hash browns. Season the hash browns with your favorite herbs and spices and enjoy!


Ingredients (2 servings)

• 2 cups cooked & shredded spaghetti squash (about 1/2 small cooked squash)

• 1 tablespoon oil

• Salt, to taste (optional)



1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.


2. Press the water out of the squash with paper towels.


3. Form little patties (2 tablespoons or so) by pressing the squash firmly between your palms.


4. Place the patties gently on the warmed skillet and let cook for 5-7 minutes per side. Only flip these once if possible to get the nice browned effect.


5. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then serve warm. Sprinkle with some salt if desired.


Nutrition (per serving, about 1 cup)

Calories: 104
Fat: 7g
Carbs: 10g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 1g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 181mg; Iron: 3%; Vitamin A: 3%; Vitamin C: 9%; Calcium: 3%

Click here for the full recipe from My Fitness Pal and add this to your good weight loss diet.