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Spaghetti Squash with Red Sauce

This fabulous, meatless main dish is a great way to get the kids to eat lots of vegetables…and a great way for you to use some of the fresh harvest from your garden. — Kathryn Pehl Prescott, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut side down, on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 14-16 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the tomatoes, mushrooms, green pepper, carrot, onion, Italian seasoning and pepper in oil for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through.
  • When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Place squash on a serving platter; top with sauce. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 135 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • katlaydee3
    Jul 11, 2014

    I thought this was okay but not great. I think I would like the sauce better over actual spaghetti; and I know I like spaghetti squash better with just butter, salt and pepper.

  • melinanie
    Nov 22, 2010

    We've had this recipe a lot. Our whole family likes it. I serve it alongside some chicken and it's great.

  • Hannah0418
    Nov 4, 2010

    not a fan - missing something - tasted blah

  • mariberri
    Oct 14, 2009

    Myself and my older really like this dish. The three year old is still a little picky. Sometimes he eats it sometimes not.