NatureSweet® Glorys® Spaghetti Squash

NatureSweet® Glorys® Spaghetti Squash

Course Type: Main Course

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

A fresh take on spaghetti without the pasta or meat

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dry parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Using a large knife, carefully slice off the stem end of the squash. Follow by cutting the squash in half, lengthwise. With a large spoon, gently scoop out the seeds and membrane from inside each squash half until the surface is clean and all seeds are removed.
  3. Brush the cut sides of each squash using 1 tbsp. olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place each squash half cut side down on an aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375° F for 30-35 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the skin of the squash with a fork. Remove from oven, allow to cool.
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in basil and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to shred the meat of the squash. It will come away from the skin easily and resemble spaghetti noodles. Evenly distribute the squash noodles inside each squash shell.
  6. Pour half the tomato mixture into each squash shell, and spread out to even thickness. Top each squash shell with the shredded cheese, and bake cut side up at 375° F for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese melts.

    Inspired by recipe submitted by 2014 Glorys® of Cooking winner Anne Colvin.