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Fast and Easy Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Recipe

Keep Dinner Fast and Easy With This Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

During the Fall season, the only other gourd to receive as much attention as pumpkins is spaghetti squash. The strands miraculously cook up to an al dente texture that is reminiscent of spaghetti noodles — minus the wheat. Whether you're gluten free, vegetarian, or just looking for light (yet fulfilling) fare, this spaghetti squash spaghetti recipe fits the bill. Roasted mushrooms offer some heartiness, and the easy tomato sauce recipe, from famed Italian cook Marcella Hazan, is so comforting that you might end up eating it like soup.

Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms

Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms

Notes

The tomato sauce can be made ahead or cooked while the spaghetti squash and mushrooms are roasting. To make this recipe vegan, simply replace the butter in the tomato sauce recipe with Earth Balance or olive oil and skip the parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms

Ingredients

  1. 1 (3 1/2 pounds) spaghetti squash
  2. Olive oil
  3. Salt
  4. 1 pound mushrooms, stems removed, quartered
  5. 1 batch (3 3/4 cups) easy tomato sauce
  6. Grated parmesan, optional
  7. Handful of parsley, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 2 half-sheet pans with nonstick foil.
  2. Halve spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Rub oil on the outsides and insides of spaghetti squash halves. Generously salt the insides, and place flesh side down on a foil-lined pan.
  3. Toss mushrooms in oil. Scatter on a foil-lined pan, and generously salt.
  4. Roast spaghetti squash for about 1 hour, or until you can easily pierce squash shell with a fork. Roast mushrooms for 40 minutes, or until mushrooms appear caramelized, tossing once halfway through cooking time.
  5. Meanwhile, cook or reheat tomato sauce.
  6. Scrape out strands of spaghetti squash. Divide between 4 plates. Top with a generous amount of tomato sauce. Garnish with more salt, roasted mushrooms, parmesan (optional), and parsley.
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celebritycatwalk celebritycatwalk 6 years
This looks amazing & sooooo healthy!!!
JessieSP JessieSP 6 years
Looks yummy! I think I may try this one.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i love spaghetti squash!
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