Happy Hump Day y’all! I am back #OnTheBlog today with a super yummy recipe using NESTLÉ Media Crema that I made the other day and fell IN LOVE WITH.
As you may or may not know, I am getting married in a mere 17 DAYS! The diet and exercise routines are in full swing and I am trying to really watch what I am eating in the days leading up to the wedding.
I love pasta and have been really sad not eating it as often as I’d like. I had heard of Spaghetti Squash, but I was super pessimistic about it. It turns out that I was SUPER wrong and that it is a really great alternative to pasta. I might even like it better than pasta.
With Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of weeks, I wanted to find a recipe that I could use that I wouldn’t regret eating afterward. My Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Media Crema recipe will be something I take to all the Thanksgiving potlucks I have coming up.
Whether you are having a snack, celebrating a holiday or preparing an everyday meal, Media Crema is your trusted aid in the kitchen.
Media Crema is a shelf-stable table cream that can be used as a topping or ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.
Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Media Crema
- 1 medium spaghetti squash (2 to 3 pounds)
- Shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ Media Crema
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
- 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Block Parmesan cheese
- Mixing bowl
- Sharp chef’s knife
- Cutting board
- Soup spoon
- Medium-sized roasting pan or baking dish
- Medium saucepan
- Stirring spoon
- Preheat the oven to 400°F: Preheat the oven while you prep the squash.
- Prep rotisserie chicken: Get the already cooked rotisserie chicken and shred by hand. Place in a bowl.
- Slice the squash in half: Use a chef’s knife to cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise from stem to tail. Spaghetti squash are really tough and hard, so be cautious and work slowly. You can cradle the squash in a balled-up dishcloth to keep it steady as you cut.
- Scoop out the seeds: Use a soup spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy bits of flesh from inside the squash. Be careful of actually digging into the flesh, though — we want that! The inside should look clean and fairly smooth. Discard the seeds
- Place the squash in a roasting pan: Place the squash halves cut-side down in a roasting pan.
- Pour in a little water (optional): Pour a little water into the pan, enough to cover the bottom. Your squash will roast just fine without it, but I find that the water helps the squash steam and become more tender. You can also cover the pan with aluminum foil, if you prefer.
- Cook the squash for 30 to 45 minutes: Transfer the squash to the oven and cook for 30 to 45 minutes. Smaller squash will cook more quickly than larger squash. Check the squash after 30 minutes to gauge cooking.
- The squash is done when tender: The squash is ready when you can easily pierce a fork through the flesh all the way to the peel. The flesh will also separate easily into spaghetti-like strands. You can also taste it right now — if the noodles are still a bit crunchy for your taste, put the squash back in the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes.
- Make the Media Crema Alfredo Sauce: Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; stir in media crema, milk and bouillon. Bring to a gentle boil. Add cheese; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
- Scrape out the squash: Use a fork to gently pull the squash flesh from the peel and to separate the flesh into strands. The strands wrap around the squash horizontally — rake your fork in the same direction as the strands to make the longest “noodles.”
- Serve the squash: Serve alfredo sauce over hot spaghetti squash; add chicken; garnish with parsley; top with grated Parmesan Cheese.
Let me know if you if you try out my recipe!
What do you think about Media Crema?
Would you be interested in using Media Crema in your home after reading my post?
What is your go-to healthier holiday recipe?