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.
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.