Baked Butternut Squash Noodles

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This was an accidental AMAZING little side dish! And, easy. I love easy. I went into this fully anticipating to make something totally different...but I ended up being a couple of ingredients shy of what I needed (always check the pantry first, Amanda!). So, improvisation was needed quick!  Turns out, these are a nice little side, and paired with your favorite protein they make for an easy weeknight meal!

•Neck of 1 small-med Butternut Squash, spiral cut
•1-2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•3 garlic cloves, minced
•1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste)
•1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
•1/2 tsp onion powder
•1 tsp fresh rosemary

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a skillet, warm 1 tbsp olive oil to low. Add the minced garlic and sauté until soft.
  3. Add the seasonings to the butternut squash noodles, beginning with the smallest amount of salt and garlic powder. You can add more after it’s cooked if you’d like!
  4. Toss the noodles with the olive oil/ minced garlic.
  5. Spread the noodles across a baking sheet, and bake for approx 20 minutes until noodles just begin to crisp. Stir them half way through cooking so that they bake evenly.
  6. When done, garnish with fresh oregano or herb of your choice!