Spaghetti squash pizza nests

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Sometimes you can get a craving for pizza, but you also don't want to wreck your diet or end up feeling bloated and heavy. When that's the case, there's the recipe below for delicious spaghetti squash pizza nests that will curb your craving in a most delicious, and healthy, way.
First spaghetti squash is cooked and the strands loosened into their spaghetti-like shape. Tasty pizza toppings are then added and it all gets baked in the oven - with a muffin tin filling in to keep that cute nest shape. And because they're so healthy, you don't even have to worry about stopping at just one!
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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Nests
10 minutes
60 minutes
70 minutes
1 medium spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
12 - 14 slices pepperoni
12 - 14 fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice spaghetti squash in half and remove its seeds. Brush each cut half with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut-side down on a baking tray and bake in oven for 40 minutes, until soft. Remove from oven and when cool enough, use a fork to separate the strands and place the strands in a large bowl. Keep the oven hot.
Once spaghetti squash has cooled slightly, add the egg and mix well.
Place about 1/4 cup of spaghetti squash into one muffin tin. Make a well in the center and add a tablespoon of pizza sauce and a tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Place a pepperoni slice on top. Repeat with remaining squash.
Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the nests have set and the cheese is melted.
When the nests come out of the oven, top each one with a fresh basil leaf.
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