Tasty Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara sauce is a low-calorie, vitamin-packed, savory lunch selection! Perfect for the calorie-cutting diet!

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Awesome spaghetti squash with marinara sauce recipe!

Let’s make Tasty Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti squash is such a miracle fruit. It may look solid, like the other varieties of squash, but it will surprise you when it’s cooked! Spaghetti squash looks like, yeah, spaghetti strands! It makes such a healthy alternative to the usual high-calorie pasta. And hey, it’s is high in carotene too! You definitely have all the reasons to make this recipe for dinner!

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Ingredients for Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce recipe

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1½ cups homemade marinara sauce
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes,
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried oregano, adjust to taste
  • Additional grated Parmesan for topping (optional)

Directions for Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Step 1

Poke holes in spaghetti squash with a cutting knife (just past the tip of the blade).  Try to cover most of its surface area.

Step 2

Place Squash into a microwavable dish. Cook for 12-15 minutes (or five minutes per pound) in the microwave.  Stop halfway through total time to rotate and continue microwaving.

Step 3

Wait 5-10 minutes for the squash to cool. Remove seeds with a spoon.

Step 4

Scrape spaghetti strands into a colander and sift to drain excess water. Set aside

Step 5

Empty tomatoes into a large bowl and break them down into small pieces with your hands. Be sure to wash your hands after!

Step 6

Sliver garlic while simultaneously heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 7

Add garlic to skillet once oil is hot.  Cook until garlic sizzles.  Don’t let them brown!

Step 8

Add tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, and dried oregano.

Step 9

Add Spaghetti Squash and toss with Parmesan. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

Tasty Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Tasty Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara sauce is a low-calorie, vitamin-packed, savory lunch selection! This is perfect for those who are cutting on their calorie intake, but not cutting the tasty experience!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1½ cups homemade marinara sauce
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes,
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried oregano

Instructions

  1. Poke holes in spaghetti squash with a cutting knife.
  2. Place squash into a microwavable dish. Cook for 12-15 minutes (or five minutes per pound) in the microwave.  Stop halfway through total time to rotate and continue microwaving.
  3. Wait 5-10 minutes for the squash to cool. Remove seeds with a spoon.
  4. Scrape spaghetti strands into a colander and sift to drain excess water.  Set aside
  5. Empty tomatoes into a large bowl and break them down into small pieces with your hands.
  6. Sliver garlic while simultaneously heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add garlic to skillet once oil is hot.  Cook until garlic sizzles but not browned.
  8. Add tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, and dried oregano.
  9. Add Spaghetti Squash and toss with Parmesan.

Did you try our Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce recipe? Share how it turned out in the comments section!

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One Comment

  1. This is what I was waiting for. Sorry I missed it live. This looks perfect. thanks for making as I definitely will use this recipe . I now see the mistakes I was making previously while making the squash. Thanks

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