Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Mushrooms

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Spaghetti Squash

It can be hard sometimes to find creative ways to get more veggies in your diet. I like to find ways to completely replace the grain in my meal. Like making Lasagna with Zucchini slices, or using Spaghetti Squash!

I prefer the squash to zucchini noodles because the strands of a spaghetti squash stay a little more crisp and are not mushy like the zoodles. However, when zucchini's in season it is a lot cheaper.

Overall, as a pasta, It's much more refreshing, but the mushrooms bring a much needed warmth to the dish.

So if you're interested in replacing grains for a veggie, let me show you how!


Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms


Equipment

  • Roasting Pan
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

  • 3 lb Spaghetti Squash
  • 8 oz Mushrooms
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Large Onion
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 6 tspn Olive Oil
  • 1 tspn Salt
  • 1 tspn Pepper

Directions

Total Time: 75 minutes

Servings: 6 (1 cup) servings.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Puncture spaghetti squash and microwave for 5 minutes. Cut into 6 2 inch rounds and scoop out the seeds. Season each round with a drizzle of olive oil, a few pinches of salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Leave in oven for about an hour or until strands pull apart easily.
  2. Dice tomatoes, mushroom stems, and onions. Heat skillet to medium heat. Add 1 tspn of olive oil, tomatoes, mushroom stems, onions, a pinch of salt and pepper. Let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Finely dice garlic, and add to the pan for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Slice mushrooms into half moons and add to the pan for 6-8 minutes, until tender, and remove from heat.
  5. Once the spaghetti squash is out of the over, use a fork to pull flesh away from skin. Add a light drizzle of olive oil to each round and divide mushroom sauce to each slice.

Tips

BE CAREFUL cutting the spaghetti squash! It's a hard vegetable! I REALLY recommend sharpening your knife. A dull knife if much more dangerous to you than a sharp one. If it needs more time in the microwave to soften up, I really recommend giving it a few more minutes.

Some Toppings that would be great with this dish!

  • Tomato Sauce

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Bacon Bits

Get Creative Guys! Look forward to seeing your creations!