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Spiderweb Trap

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

We use a spaghetti squash "web" to cleverly capture tender gnocchi "bugs" in this pesto-based side dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Spiderweb Trap Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) potato gnocchi
  • 3 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions.
  2. For pesto, place the basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic and salt in a food processor; cover and process until chopped. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream; process until blended.
  3. When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Drain gnocchi; place in a large bowl. Add spaghetti squash and pesto; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 367 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.

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