With summer around the corner, I already have gardening on my mind.  I absolutely love being able to walk out our back door and go pick fresh veggies, fruit and herbs from our own yard. Nothing is more homestyle to me than fresh veggies to cook with, especially those from your own garden!

For as long as I can remember, we have always had a garden at our home. When my husband and I lived in our first apartment, we were lucky enough to have a balcony that we could do a small container garden in and we even ventured into the wooded lot behind our house to plant a “secret” garden. As we moved into our first and second homes, we planted larger gardens with great success. The first year at our current home, we planted spaghetti squash on a whim and we could not believe how many we grew. We were BURIED in them. They lined every counter top and we couldn’t give enough away. With this amazing surplus, we had to get creative in ways to use them. We loved the versatility of being able to use them in place of pasta and one of our favorite go to recipes is a baked spaghetti squash chicken parmesan.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parm

The baked spaghetti squash chicken parmesan recipe is easy, healthy and a true homestyle recipe, and Ragu’s new Homestyle sauces are the perfect complement to make this meal over-the-top delicious. Nothing evokes the feelings of homestyle like a pasta-esque meal and using veggies from your own garden. This recipe is perfect for summertime, as it’s low calorie, quick to make, yet satisfying and filling. Every time that I make this recipe, it brings me back to the first summer in our home. That summer was spent working non-stop on making our house a home. I always love a meal that brings you back to a prior time and place, and this one does just that. It was before having either of our beautiful kiddos and it amazes me how much has changed in just a few short years.

For this recipe I used the new Ragu Homestyle pasta sauce because it has a made-from-scratch flavor that my family craves and loves. Unlike other jarred pasta sauces, this one needs no doctoring to increase the flavor. Just simply heat and pour! Easy peasy.

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Homestyle Baked Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan
A simple, savory and healthy variation of a classic dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture, turning to coat each side.
  2. Arrange chicken on a baking dish. Bake 20 minute or until thoroughly cooked (165 F internal temperature).
  3. While chicken is baking prepare squash by piercing squash with knife 5 or 6 times. Arrange squash on paper towel in microwave and microwave on high for 15 minutes or until soft. Turn over halfway through cooking.
  4. Cut in half, remove and discard seeds. With a fork, gently scrape squash to pull apart spaghetti-like strands (keep in squash shell).
  5. Once chicken is done cooking, place one baked breaded chicken breast on each spaghetti squash halve. Turn broiler on high.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of warmed Ragu Homestyle Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce over chicken and squash. Sprinkle 1/4 shredded mozzarella on each halve.
  7. Broil until cheese is bubbly and browned. Garnish with parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

[recipe]Tip: For a vegetarian option, try substituting eggplant for the chicken.

Also, there are various ways in which to prepare spaghetti squash. If you have a pressure cooker (my preferred method), you can cook it easily. For easy to follow steps, refer here. To bake in the oven, please refer to these tips and directions from the kitchn.

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The new Ragu Homestyle pasta sauce line comes in five bold flavors! The sauces are made from a blend of from a blend of peeled and chopped 100% California-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes, onions and fragrant herbs (such as basil, oregano, fennel) that are simmered to perfection. The flavorful sauce is extra thick and hearty and hugs your pasta (or veggies) for intense flavor with every savory bite.  Ragu Homestyle sauces contain NO high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors so you can serve it to your family without worrying about questionable ingredients.

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If you’ve given this recipe a try, let me know what you think! I hope enjoy as much as our family does!

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