Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I am finally getting to this recipe after many weeks of putting it on the meal plan and neglecting to make it when the plan changes.

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I started by cutting my squash in half and scraping out all the seeds and gunk. (And then proceeded to throw it all over the floor by accident…)

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I baked my squash for 45 minutes at 400 degrees until I could pierce the skin easily with a knife. I took it out and let it cool in the pan.

While that was cooling I made the cheese sauce.

I melted 1.5 tablespoons of margarine in a pan and whisked in 1.5 tablespoons of flour (I didn’t have whole wheat so I used regular flour)

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Then I whisked in 1 cup of milk.

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I turned down the heat and added in the cheese. (I used jalapeno Havarti and Parmesan.)

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

I shredded the squash into a bowl and poured the sauce over top. I threw in the steamed broccoli, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes too.

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

The verdict-Absolutely awesome! The cheese sauce (especially with the jalapeno cheese) is so good and I think it would be good on…oh let’s see…EVERYTHING. I feel better about eating said cheese sauce when it is poured over vegetables. Though this would be deadly over pasta…

Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese


Weekly Meal Plan September 22-26

This past week I celebrated my birthday. It was a great day and I find, when my birthday falls during the week and I’m at school, the day is even better.

My students know when my birthday is because one of our start of the year activities is a birthday graph. So there were lots of happy birthday wishes and homemade cards.

A birthday gift from a student

And then there are the gifts…one girl gave me the hair clip from her hair.

A flower clip

One boy gave me a Tutti Frutti pin from his pocket.

A tutti frutti pin

And the best gift…a piece of clay from the park. But the boy who gave it to me liked it so much that he asked for it back at the end of the day.


Yesterday I walked into my room after letting the kids in and one of my more challenging boys had a large blown up balloon on his desk. I immediately went into teacher mode and firmly and completely lost my mind.

“Why do you have that here? Is it tied? It is not an option to have that in our classroom!” I said in a stream of words.

He just looked at me a bit confused and held it up

“I brought this for you for your birthday” he said

Teacher of the Year….

Again last week I didn’t get to all the meals I wanted to make so some are back on this week. I did make baked chicken flautas for supper last night and I can’t wait to make them again and share them with you! They are delicious.


Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Mac and CheeseSriracha Shrimp and Zucchini LinguineTeriyaki Meatball BowlsCoconut CurryFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • linguine noodles
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • shrimp
  • zucchini
  • garlic
  • red pepper flakes
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • sriracha hot sauce
  • minced ginger
  • sesame oil
  • cilantro
  • green onion
  • spaghetti squash
  • broccoli
  • flour
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • onion
  • yellow pepper
  • ground corriander
  • red curry paste
  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans
  • coconut milk
  • rice
  • ground pork
  • breadcrumbs
  • rice vinegar
  • corn starch
  • sesame seeds


I didn’t get to this last week. There are still lots of spaghetti squash so I better get to it this week!


20 minutes really caught my eye on this recipe. I also like that I get to use the sriracha that I spent so much time searching for.

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein


This is one of our favourite recipes. I use the meatballs in my won ton soup as well. So yummy.

Teriyaki Meatball Bowls


I have a feeling Andrew may hate this recipe….I am looking forward to trying it.

Coconut Curry Garbanzo Beans