Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Simple Spaghetti Squash

Whenever I get spaghetti squash, I tend to simply use it as a base. this time I wanted to make something with it. I found a yummy looking yet simple recipe on allrecipes. I was unsure of how it would turn out but when I finished the portion I packed for call I said, "Mmmm, I wish I had more." The biggest problem was that i put too much onion in it. I thought my onions looked small, so I put two in...yeah, one means one! The saltiness of the olives and feta is a good compliment to the sweet squash taste. Highly recommend this one...if you like spaghetti squash.
Simple Squash Dinner
  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (I used 3 roma)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
    Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.

    Heat some olive oil or cooking spray in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm. Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.

8 comments:

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I haven't been able to get over the time my mother served spaghetti squash as spaghetti. Didn't fool me a bit. I'll take your word for it that your recipe is delicious.

Vickie said...

Headed to the grocery store and you have convinced me to try this!! I'll let you know how this turns out!

Vickie said...

Headed to the grocery store and you have convinced me to try this!! I'll let you know how this turns out!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've only tried Spaghetti Squash a couple of times. Both times flopped. I guess I didn't cook it correctly.

It probably is good if you do it right.

Cate O'Malley said...

Not a big fan of spaghetti squash, so I'll let you have my share. :)

Vickie said...

This recipe was great. Thanks for the inspiration.

Claire said...

Lynn - I don't think I would ever try and pass it off as spaghetti...it doesn't taste like it but I think it does serve well as a sub.

Mrs. Vickie - I'm SO glad you liked it...I always get nervous when I've said something is good and someone actually goes to make it!

Ramona - The first time I tried it, I didn't like it. Then I retried and loved it. It's one of my favorites now.

Cate - I'll take it! :-)

Abby said...

I've always wanted to try spaghetti squash. This looks like a great recipe to give it a go!