light and delicious spaghetti squash

★★★★★ 17 Reviews
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By Julia McGinnis
from Orange County, CA

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 17 Reviews
serves 2-3
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For light and delicious spaghetti squash

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 lg
  • 4 c
    baby spinach
  • 2 c
    spaghetti squash
  • 2 dash
    salt and pepper

How To Make light and delicious spaghetti squash

  • 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, scrape 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!