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Spaghetti Squash Pasta


This was my first attempt at spaghetti squash. It came out really delicious. The fresh ingredients are definitely the key. I did not even do any research into the spaghetti squash, except for how to cook it, before diving into this recipe, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it came out. Initially I was brainstorming ideas on what other things my son would like, he absolutely loves pasta of any kind, so I was trying to think of something a little more healthy. He could not get enough of this dish. It was a big hit.


Spaghetti Squash Pasta


1 2-3 pound spaghetti squash
1 lb fresh spinach
2 teaspoons sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup fresh mushrooms
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 glove garlic, grated
4 tablespoons butter
Olive oil
Kosher salt


Pierce butternut squash with a fork and either cook in the microwave on high for 5-6 minutes per pound, or roast in the oven, whole for 30-40 minutes per pound, or until tender. The skin of the butternut squash is very thick and difficult to cut, so I just cook the whole squash, and then remove the seeds after cooking. For this recipe I used the microwave, and it worked great.

When the squash is tender, remove and cut in half and remove the seeds of the squash. Place shredded spaghetti squash in a large pasta bowl.

Then preheat a large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil, add onions, mushrooms and a little kosher salt. Saute until softened. Add garlic and wilt in spinach. Then add a little more kosher salt and the sun-dried tomatoes. Melt in butter and add vegetables to squash. Serve with fresh bread.

4 Responses to “Spaghetti Squash Pasta”

  1. Katrina (gluten free gidget) — August 29, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    THIS is definitely getting made! YUM!
    .-= Katrina (gluten free gidget)´s last blog, KEFIR! Gesundheit… =-.

  2. Nicole — September 22, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

    made this tonight ! after reading this the other day I knew I had to try. It came out perfect. In the past I have tried to hack the spaghetti squash open before cooking it. I really really liked microwaving it first, it was SO much easier. Thanks!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog, Biggest Loser Time! =-.

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