Spaghetti and Spice Squash

Recipe Info

  • Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. You may want to place the whole squash inside of the oven during the preheat phase for ease while cutting.
  2. Once oven reaches proper temperature, cut squash down the middle to produce two equal halves.
  3. Lightly grease baking sheet, and remove the seedy insides of both halves.  
  4. Place squash on baking sheet insides down, rind up. Allow squash to bake for 35 minutes.
  5. While squash is baking, add olive oil and chopped onion to pan. Sauté for approximately 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Add minced garlic and spinach, and stir until soft.
  7. Add in the tomatoes and gently stir. Turn off stove once tomatoes are warm.
  8. Remove squash from oven and allow cooling for 5 minutes. Using a fork, scrape the insides of the squash from top to bottom and allow spaghetti-like insides to fall into serving bowl.
  9. Add tomato, garlic, and onion mixture. Season with rosemary and thyme. Mix together, and add grated Parmesan. Serve warm.