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How To Cook Easy Spaghetti Squash Marinara

by Nellie

Would you love to have dinner on the table in about 35 minutes? Then this recipe is for you! Easy Spaghetti squash marinara is a fantastic gluten-free pasta option thats so easy to cook and something fun to eat. Pair this with a green salad, some country bread and butter for a complete meal.

What is Spaghetti Squash?

Also called vegetable spaghetti, vegetable marrow, or noodle squash.  A small, watermelon-shaped variety, ranges from 2 to 5 pounds or more.  It’s golden-yellow, oval and has a mild nutlike flavor. The Spaghetti squash that is the most yellow will be the ripest and best to eat.  

Although it may seem counterintuitive, larger spaghetti squash have more flavor than smaller ones.  When cooked, the flesh separates in strands that resemble spaghetti pasta–and here is where we have an amazing recipe for easy delicious spaghetti squash marinara without the carbs! Don’t forget to make a great marinara from scratch!

This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes! #lowcarb #squash #vegetarianrecipes
Yield: 4 Servings

How To Cook Easy Spaghetti Squash Marinara: Easy Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Super easy Spaghetti Squash marinara recipe using everything you already have on hand in the kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 2 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 jar or your favorite marinara sauce
  • freshly sliced or grated parmesan cheese
  • thinly slivered basil leaves, to taste
  • green olives, to taste
  • freshly ground black peppercorns
  • olive oil
  • fine sea salt, to taste
  • cooking oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray oil This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes! #lowcarb #squash #vegetarianrecipes
  2. Throughly rinse the spaghetti squash, dry and carefully slice off both ends.
  3. Cut the spaghetti squash in half going lengthwise, use a spoon to remove the seeds and discard them.
  4. Lay the squash on the baking sheet and brush or rub the inside with a little olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes! #lowcarb #squash #vegetarianrecipes
  5. Flip the halves flesh down, bake in center of oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until you can easily scrap away the spaghetti squash from the rind.This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes!
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before using a fork to carefully pull off the spaghetti squash from the rind. This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes!
  7. While you wait for the squash to cool down, heat the marinara sauce in a pot.

Notes

This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes! #lowcarb #squash #vegetarianrecipes

To Serve:

Options #1: Place the scraped off spaghetti squash into a bowl and top with marinara sauce, parmesan, olives and basil and enjoy. You can also stir in the marinara sauce with the squash before serving and adding toppings.

Options #2: Scrap off the spaghetti squash from the rind and leave it inside the squash, then top with marinara sauce, parmesan, olives, basil, olive & freshly ground black pepper. You can also stir in the marinara sauce with the squash before serving and adding toppings.

Notes:

*    This spaghetti squash also pairs well with bolognese sauce or pesto or even with just some sautéed cherry tomatoes, minced garlic and lots of fresh basil.

This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes! #lowcarb #squash #vegetarianrecipes

For more vegetarian recipes check out:

20 Minute Easy and Delicious Weeknight Penne Rosa Recipe

Easy Creamy Spinach Artichoke Penne Recipe

Vegan Strawberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe + Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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This super easy spaghetti squash marinara recipe is low carb, vegetarian and will be on the table in less than 35 minutes!

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1 comment

Janine Huldie September 11, 2019 - 2:57 pm

We are eating healthier and cleaner here for the last month or so. And I have been trying tons of new recipes. Been dying to make Spaghetti Squash, but wasn’t sure where to start. So, your recipe came at the perfect time and totally pinning to try. So, thanks so much for sharing and excited to make this now 🙂

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