Potatoes au gratin, one of my favorite dishes of all time. In my opinion there are few things more delicious then potatoes, or anything for that matter, covered with cheese and baked until brown and bubbly. With Thanksgiving looming I have been searching high and low for recipes that are Primal / Paleo friendly but don't make you feel like you're missing out on anything, then I found this!
Now I have openly admitted what a carb-obsessed, potato loving freak I was before going Primal. So when I tell you that I am 100% convinced that this will satisfy my craving for potatoes this holiday season that's a big deal! The options with this dish are endless, you can make it as I did below or you could skip the sour cream and cheddar and go for heavy cream and gruyere with a dash of nutmeg. It goes without saying that this is going to become a permanent fixture in my weekly rotation until I find my favorite flavor combination. Served as a side alongside a tender roasted pork tenderloin, this Spaghetti Squash Au Gartin is a hearty full flavor side dish your entire family will love.
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
1 medium spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, cut in half and very thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you like it spicy
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
½ cup sour cream
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a covered dish with a ¼ inch of water and microwave for 10 -12 minutes. In a medium sized skillet over medium heat, add the butter, onions, red pepper and thyme and cook until the onions are slightly brown in color. Salt and pepper to taste.
Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash and transfer to a small bowl. Combine the squash, onions, sour cream and half the cheese together and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish and top with remaining cheese.