Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Yields: 4 people

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

 

Sauce:

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 carrot

  • 2 fresh tomatoes

  • 5 button mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs (basil, oregano, or thyme)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Carefully cut squash in half, lengthwise and remove the seeds.

  3. Rub the inside with olive oil, and place open side down in a baking dish with 1/2 inch of water.

  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until a fork pierces easily through the squash.

  5. While squash is baking, prepare the sauce.

  6. Dice the onion, carrot and tomatoes. Slice the mushrooms. Mince the herbs.

  7. Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Sauté for 5 minutes.

  8. Add the carrot and tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.

  9. Add the mushrooms, herbs and salt and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes.

  10. When the squash has cooked and cooled a little, use a fork to scrape the meat into spaghetti-like strands.

  11. Mix sauce and squash together in a bowl and serve.

 

Notes:

  • Add garlic, other veggies or cooked chicken pieces to the sauce.

  • Top with grated parmesan cheese.

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