Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Kath Younger

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti squash is the perfect way to deliver flavor in a healthy way. It’s full of fiber, tastes great, and is very low in calories.

2
Servings
30
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • spaghetti squash, halved
  • large tomatoes, chopped and drained over a colander
  • tomatoes on-the-vine, chopped and drained over a colander
  • pint grape tomatoes, chopped and drained over a colander
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • can tomato paste
  • Handful of oregano and basil
  • 1  teaspoon  sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped (optional)
  • 2  tablespoons  roasted red peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4  cup  sherry
  • Dash of  Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the squash on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, scrape out the flesh with a fork into a bowl and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and simmer. After they cook for about 1 hour and thicken quite a bit, add the tomato paste, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers, if using. Simmer for 15 more minutes, and stir in the sherry.

Portion over the squash, top with Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
3mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
6mg
1%
Sodium, Na
7mg
0%
Water
15g
1%

Spaghetti Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Spaghetti Squash Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.