Light and Delicious Spaghetti Squash

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


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

The Cook

Julia McGinnis Recipe
Full Flavored
Orange County, CA
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.
Make it Your Way...

Personalize This
Kitchen Crew
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.


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.
Remove from microwave and cut open lengthwise.
Using a fork, scrap out contents (it will be stringy) into a bowl and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just turning brown.
Add the tomato. Sprinkle with a bit of salt.
Top with the spinach leaves and cover for about 2 minutes. The spinach will cook and reduce down.
Uncover. Break up the spinach with a wooden spoon. It will start to clump together once cooked.
Add the spaghetti squash a little at a time and stir in. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add parsley as a nice garnish and serve!

1-5 of 114 comments

Showing OLDEST First
(Switch to Newest First)
user Julia McGinnis Trin3710 - Jan 5, 2012
Julia McGinnis [Trin3710] has shared this recipe with discussion groups:
Daughters of the KING
6 and less
Cooking for Christ!
Everything Cooking made Easy
I NEED a Picture to Cook!!!
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!

Gift Membership