This is an old recipe revisited using spaghetti squash in place of turnips for a hash brown casserole. I had a spaghetti squash I needed to us and I wondered how it would work in this recipe. It came out fantastic! Definitely a keeper in our house. I have to say it will not resemble a potato hash brown casserole. It is what it is - a spaghetti squash hash brown casserole. If you love spaghetti squash you'll love it. If you are looking for something to taste more like a potato then go for the turnip original recipe. I'm thinking you could even do shredded cauliflower as well in this recipe and get a wonderful dish. Either way you choose to do it, is your preference. I like all three. I've done it all three ways. I can't say which is my favorite. It just depends on what you are in the mood for or what your likings are.
Below, is the original recipe with turnips. To make it with spaghetti squash, simply cook one medium spaghetti squash by slicing it in half, removing the seeds, and placing it face down on a cookie sheet with a little water around it. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes. You don't want it too done or mushy. When cooked, let cool and until easy to handle and scrape out with a fork all the spaghetti strands. Place them in your casserole dish and add the remaining ingredients following directions below. The nutrition info for making it with spaghetti squash is: 251 Calories; 22g Fat (76.5% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber for 4 servings, but we actually got more than 4 servings out of this so you would have to figure it out according to how many servings you have. The entire recipe would be: 1005 Calories; 87g Fat (76.5% calories from fat); 45g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber
You may want to add more cheese for an even cheesier casserole.
Editing my post 8/12/2017 to post a link to a very helpful blog I made aware of that has a very thorough list of helps for cooking spaghetti squash. Check it out!! As well as some of the other tips and recipes. I think you'll find it helpful, especially if you've never tackled a spaghetti squash before: https://www.quickeasycook.com/spaghetti-squash/
CHEESY HASHBROWN TURNIP BAKE
1 pound turnips -- shredded
1/2 cup fiesta blend shredded cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 large eggs -- beaten
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper -- to taste
1/4 cup butter -- melted
Preheat oven to 400 F. In 9 x9-inch glass baking dish, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, add shredded turnips, fiesta blend cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Mix together. Pour melted butter over all and mix in. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
4 Servings/Per Serving: 254 Calories; 20g Fat (71.8% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber;