Pesto Spaghetti Squash

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When making this meal for the first time, I wanted to use items I would normally incorporate with pasta, such as pesto and mushrooms. Combining all of these things together creates a wonderful dish that most people would enjoy; I know I did! Serve with some garlic bread and mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 cup kale, stems removed and leaves chopped

  • 4 white mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Place squash skin side down on prepared baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool for 10 minutes. Once squash is cool enough to handle, scrape flesh into string-like strands with a fork. Place in a bowl and set aside.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until onion begins to turn translucent. Stir in kale and mushrooms; reduce heat to medium low.

  4. Stir in squash, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from stove and place squash mixture in a large bowl.

  5. Stir olive oil and pesto into the squash mixture. Slowly add grated Parmesan cheese, stirring until evenly mixed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 461mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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