Light and Delicious Spaghetti Squash

Recipe Rating:
 15 Ratings
Serves: 2-3
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Cooking Method: Stove Top

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil
6 clove minced garlic
1 large tomato
4 c baby spinach
2 c spaghetti squash
2 dash(es) salt and pepper

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Julia McGinnis Recipe
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Orange County, CA
Trin3710
Member Since Dec 2010
Julia's notes for this recipe:
Last year I was introduced to spaghetti squash, and I was amazed by its versatility! This simple dish converted me (and my teenage niece and nephew) in the first bite. 120 calories per serving. Another guilt-free pleasure. I can eat it alone, but I usually pair with grilled chicken or fish for protein.
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The flavors in this recipe are so darn good! We served it with chicken, but it would be de-lish on its own as well.

Directions

1
To cook spaghetti squash quickly, make several holes in the squash using a fork, then pop it in the microwave for about 10-12 minutes (about 4-5 minutes a pound). Allow to cool for several minutes.
2
Remove from microwave and cut open lengthwise.
3
Using a fork, scrap out contents (it will be stringy) into a bowl and set aside.
4
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just turning brown.
5
Add the tomato. Sprinkle with a bit of salt.
6
Top with the spinach leaves and cover for about 2 minutes. The spinach will cook and reduce down.
7
Uncover. Break up the spinach with a wooden spoon. It will start to clump together once cooked.
8
Add the spaghetti squash a little at a time and stir in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
9
Add parsley as a nice garnish and serve!
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user Julia McGinnis Trin3710 - Jan 5, 2012
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jan 6, 2012
Julia, I love spaghetti squash too and this looks and sounds delicious, lookin' forward to trying it. Yumm. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
user Christine Williamson Ruthlessma - Jan 6, 2012
Looks nummy. Spaghetti squash is one of my favorites. I grow loads of this in my garden; it freezes well and thaws without changing the texture. Have you tried it with an Alfredo Sauce yet? If not, give it a try.
user Julia McGinnis Trin3710 - Jan 6, 2012
You're welcome :-) Let me know how it turns out for you! There is so much you can do with spaghetti squash!
user Julia McGinnis Trin3710 - Jan 6, 2012
Christine I have not, but I certainly will!

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