Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti: The Charm of Home
Today I am sharing with you a healthy spaghetti recipe that I can eat.  It is totally grain free.  I eat no grains at all; they all bother me.  So the alternative to spaghetti is to have spaghetti squash.  Spaghetti squash is really easy to to prepare and surprisingly nutritious.  

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti: The Charm of Home
To bake the squash you just cut it in half, scoop the seeds out leaving  the flesh, place it in a roasting pan (flesh side down, with a small amount of water) and bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees F. When baked take each half and scoop the squash out onto your serving dish, fluffing it to resemble spaghetti.  This is a smaller squash and I will get 2 servings out of this.  
This spaghetti sauce is also really easy.  While the squash is cooking make the sauce.

Easy Fresh Homemade Spaghetti Sauce:
7.5 ounce can of Organic Tomato Sauce (15 oz. can divided)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
dried basil-garnish

I used this tomato sauce for a quick stir together of this spaghetti sauce.  The less sugar in it the better.  Look for one with 2 grams or less of sugar.  
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions cooking for around 7 minutes until they are softened.  Then add the garlic saute for 3 minutes longer.   Cook until the onions start to caramelize (turn brown, not burnt),  then add the tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes longer.
When finished serve onto the squash and you can garnish with dried basil.  
Servings: 2
Recipe adapted from: The Kind Diet
I will link this to:

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas

Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations

Fridays Unfolded at Nancherrow

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Weekend Retreat Linky Party at AKA Design and Life

Project Inspire at An Extraordinary Day

Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine


Laurel Stephens said...

Oh yum, this looks delicious!

martinealison said...


J'ai déjà eu la chance de goûter aux spaghettis à la courge et c'est véritablement délicieux.
Votre petit billet va m'inciter à renouveler cette recette.

Gros bisous ♡ ☼ ♡

Lady of the Manor said...

We had our first experience with spaghetti squash this past summer and I was amazed at how much it tastes like the real thing! I served it with my homemade marinara made from my garden tomatoes. Since I froze a bunch of it, thanks to your post, I'm going to fix it again later this week! Thanks for the suggestions!!

Tante Mali said...

Sounds fantastic, I love home made pasta sauce!!! And I'm sure this is soooo delicious!
Thank you for sharing!
All my best from Austria and a happy time

Pura Vida said...

This is an amazing veggie and delicious too!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I like spaghetti squash, but I've never made it. Now I know how -thanks, Sherry!

Tea in the Library said...

I have never baked it! I have always boiled it. It is much tastier than plain pasta. Odd as it sounds I will sometimes eat sauce over shredded ice burg lettuce rather than plain pasta.

Lou Lou Girls said...

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Unknown said...

I have wanted to try this for so long but have been scared that we would not like it and it would go to waste. I really want to try it though so I am thinking I will grow some squash this summer just to make it extra special when I make it! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I cant wait to see what you bring this week!
Have a great weekend!
jess @LiveRandomlySimple