Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce Recipe
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
297
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped and drained over a colander
  • 4 tomatoes on-the-vine, chopped and drained over a colander
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped and drained over a colander
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 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!

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4.5%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin A
339µg
38%
Vitamin B6
1mg
47.8%
Vitamin C
104mg
100%
Vitamin E
8mg
42%
Vitamin K
121µg
100%
Calcium
247mg
25%
Fiber
16g
64%
Folate (food)
139µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
139µg
35%
Iron
7mg
40%
Magnesium
145mg
36%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
251mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
2559mg
73%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.7%
Sodium
738mg
31%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24%
Zinc
2mg
14%