Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

Thanks for all the wonderful comments yesterday on My Bizzy Kitchen’s 5th birthday!  Even though it was a super busy day at work, I kept looking down at my phone whenever another comment was left – I felt the love. Open-mouthed smile

So not having gone grocery shopping this week, it’s been . . . interesting.  I had half a spaghetti squash that was already cooked leftover in the fridge.  I usually just use it as the base for chili or pasta sauce, but I wanted to see what else was out there.

A quick Google search landed me at Half Baked Harvest.  I love it when I stumble upon a blog and instantly love it.  I am following her on Instagram too (halfbakedharvest).

So my idea for these spaghetti squash pancakes was to make them as a base for an open faced egg sammie.  I didn’t have very high hopes for this one, so I set the bar pretty low so I wouldn’t be disappointed.

Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

  • makes 6 large pancakes – each one:  110 calories, 5.5 fat, 10.5 carbs, .3 fiber and 5.0 protein

I ended up doubling the recipe since I had two cups of spaghetti squash.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (for frying)
  • salt and pepper
  • that’s it

Mix everything together.  Melt half the butter for the first three pancakes (I also used Pam) and then the second half of the butter to pan fry the second three.

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p.s.  I love using an ice cream scoop for pancake batter

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I scrambled 3/4 cup of egg whites with salt and pepper.  When I got to work I heated up the pancakes for 30 seconds in the microwave.  Then topped each one with two slices of deli ham.  Divided the scrambled eggs between the two and then topped with 1/2 an ounce of cheddar cheese and put it under the broiler until the cheese was nice and melty.  This plate comes in at 426 calories, 17 fat, 25 carbs and a whopping 40 grams of protein.  I didn’t end up eating lunch until 2:15 so this breakfast stuck with me.

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The verdict?? I loved these pancakes.  Just slightly sweet from the spaghetti squash, but with the mix of the salty ham and cheese – it was the perfect bite when you got pancake, ham, egg and cheese.  These are a keeper!

I ended up going to the gym late – not many people there at 1:30 in the afternoon!  Yesterday was legs and calves.  I am happy that I was able to increase my weight on every exercise but one. Open-mouthed smile

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And I have put my weight exercises on my phone so I don’t have to carry around a piece of paper anymore.  The first number is the weight, x 12 reps x 3 sets.  That took me 30 minutes.

I actually had . . . .canned soup for lunch!  I know, crazeballs.  I have no idea how long this has been in my pantry, but the expiration date is next month!

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It actually wasn’t too bad – I added Tabasco to the broth to spice it up – but the whole can was only 200 calories.

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And on the side I had a low carb spinach and cheese wrap – just 1/2 a cup of baby spinach, 1/2 ounce of cheddar and melted in the broiler.  It was crunchy and chewy at the same time.

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My sister doesn’t have Instagram on her phone because she’s got a Windows based phone – I like to send her pictures of my Instagram’s just to show her what she’s missing!  (are you following me??  biz319!)

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This app is called “picplaypost.”  The picture of the weights is actually a video. Open-mouthed smile

When I came home Tony was outside – it was such a nice night.  It was a long couple days of work, so wine won over Insanity. Open-mouthed smile  Tony tried to catch birds again – it hasn’t happened yet but he’ll keep trying!

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I had to work late the night before last so the bone in chicken breast I thawed hadn’t been used yet.  Tony asked if we had any tomato sauce and I said no, so yesterday he did a quick shop and told me not to worry about dinner. #love

He was making chicken cacciatore – and I had to really think about it, but I am not sure I’ve ever had it!  He simmered the bone in chicken breast with canned pureed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and mushrooms and just let it simmer for a couple hours.  The chicken was so tender it shredded easily – the only problem was making sure all the bones were found!  Next time he wants to use dark meat so the bones will be easier to get out.  And next time he’ll add black olives.

We had leftover egg noodles so we threw those in the last few minutes.  This was so good!

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Pure comfort in a bowl.  I had to guess on the calories since I don’t know exactly how Tony made it – but I put this plate at 571 calories.

Stats for the Day:

  • 1875 calories (including wine), 134 carbs, 90 protein, 17 fiber
  • Calorie Count gave my day a C+ for not enough carbs, the alcohol and too much sodium
  • 30 minute legs and calves at lunch

You still have until Monday to leave a comment for a chance to win Nicole’s cookbook!  The winner will be announced on Monday.

Alright, I am off to sauté some zucchini to go with Tony’s leftover cacciatore for lunch.  Happy Friday – make it a great day!

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32 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Pancakes

  1. I love that picture of Tony, I can almost hear “here birdie, birdie.” The pancakes look yummy and adding ham and cheese gets my vote every time. Yum! Have a great day.

  2. I am not a huge fan of spaghetti squash, but on the rare occasion I have a craving for meatballs and marinara… 🙂 I might try these the next time I have leftover squash.

    I had a can of soup for lunch yesterday, too. It was okay, but I much prefer a homemade meal. I am getting better about not going out to lunch all the time!

  3. This one looks delicious! This recipe would be perfect for my diet program! I am doing the 5:2 diet program and I fast 2 days a week with the help of the 5:2 fast formula. So far it has been really good and i lost some weight in just a matter of weeks! This meal would be perfect for my feast days! Aside from it is very healthy, I am sure it us yummy! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. I do my chicken cacciatore in the crockpot. Just chicken, can o diced tomatoes, can o sauce, chopped zucchini, onion, green pepper and garlic. We do use the onion for cooking but put it in cut in half and take it out before eating and mushrooms if we have them, yummy on a toasted roll with mozzarella also.

  5. Tony should get some birds to come in any day now…it’s migration time! Those pancakes look great! I just had an a-ha moment reading this blog – you don’t cook huge amounts of food for two people. Brilliant! I know that you sometimes do and then have leftovers, but I’ve also noticed that you often cook one large chicken breast or one of something else. That’s a wonderful lesson for many of us who have problems with portion control in one sitting. I’m getting better at it and you’re helping to reinforce the lesson – Thanks! Have a great day – it’s beautiful out today, got a 3.5 mile walk in before work 🙂

    • Tony doesn’t do any leftovers, but I don’t mind them at all – and I can usually be completely creative with mine – usually spicing them up! And lately we have been splitting meat – instead of us both eating an 8 ounce steak, we’ll split it.

      Great job on the walk before work!! I had to work through lunch – boo.

  6. My grocery store has boneless, skinless chicken THIGHS on sale regularly. I have come to love them for simmered and crockpot type dishes. Very flavorful.

    You know, I don’t get Instagram, but I love Pinterest To each his own, I guess!

  7. Never in a million years would I have put together the words “spaghetti squash” and “pancakes” but you make it look good!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I have to check out that app now, I’ve been seeing those pictures on your instagram and wondering how you were doing it. I love spaghetti squash, but I’m not a big pancake lover.

  9. I learned a new word from you “crazeballs”. 🙂 Love the pic of Tony. Have a great weekend Vat!

  10. Belated happy 5th “blogiversary”! I don’t comment on blogs as much as I used to, but I needed to pop in and tell you that I look forward to reading yours every morning over my coffee, and to let you know how much I’ve loved your blog over the years. Thanks for sharing your life & times with us! 🙂 Also, how were those pancakes? You got me curious!

    • Aw, thanks for the love! Hugs!

      I loved the pancakes – just enough sweetness from the squash, but still a mostly savory breakfast which is more in my wheelhouse. Well, unless there is an apple fritter, then all bets are off! 😀

  11. SO I have to point out that your recipe calls for flour twice, 2 cups and 1/2 cup, safe to assume you mean 2 cups sp. squash? Also YAY YAY YAY I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve been eager since I saw it on instagram! LOVE “Tony’s” picture, I can just hear him talking and you teasing him. THANKS!

  12. oww! I have spaghetti squash to make this week. I’m going to save some of it to make these pancakes!

  13. Yum, your spaghetti squash pancakes look awesome – I need to try those! 🙂

  14. Spaghetti squash pancakes…hmm…who would have thunk it. lol I’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash before so this could be my first. 🙂
    I’ve been thinking about hooking up with the Instagram world. I’ll just have to get my daughter to show me how! 😀

  15. Me again – will your recipe list be coming back as you tweek your new set-up? I only see a few listed along the side…Happy Weekend!

    • Yep, I need to figure out how to get it back there – thanks Lynne! 😀

      • I see it now – Thanks! I know I could have found what I was looking for with a search, but when I tried putting in ‘pizza crust’ I got LOTS of links and then I got lost reading a bunch of your blogs about pizza:)

  16. Those look fricken good! And my mom loves chicken cacciatore! And I think I love# Tony, too!

  17. Ooh I think I might buy and make a spaghetti squash just to make the pancakes they look amazing

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