A delicious alternative to pasta! This dish combines roasted spaghetti squash with sauteed asparagus, onions, garlic, and goat cheese, finished with fresh thyme and basil. Garnish with a few basil leaves and some Parmesan cheese.

KateS

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Spray spaghetti squash with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Place squash, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in hot oil until just starting to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Add asparagus to onion and continue to saute until onion is tender, 5 minutes more. Stir garlic into onion mixture; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove onion mixture to a plate.

  • Return skillet to heat. Scrape spaghetti squash flesh from skin using a fork to create 'noodles'; stir noodles into hot skillet and saute until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Pour vegetable broth into skillet with spaghetti squash; bring broth to a simmer and cook until mostly reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir onion mixture and goat cheese into spaghetti squash until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Add basil and thyme. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Cook's Note:

I roasted the squash ahead of time and kept it in the fridge until I was ready to use it in the dish. Feel free to do this a day or two before to save time when preparing the meal.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 52.9g 17% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 22.4mg 8% DV; sodium 364.1mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2014
This was delicious. I skipped the thyme and added some pine nuts I had on hand. This recipe would be great as is. But it's also extremely forgiving. So if you've got extra vegetables you need to use up just toss them in. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2014
It was not good. I had added pork to make it more of a meal and that was the only substitution I made but we ended the night unsatisfied with this meal. I really don't get why it's rated so highly. And I can cook so it's not operator error! Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2014
This was delicious. I skipped the thyme and added some pine nuts I had on hand. This recipe would be great as is. But it's also extremely forgiving. So if you've got extra vegetables you need to use up just toss them in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2014
Excellent dish. I'll make this again for sure but I may make the asparagus on the side or cook it until softer - I found the crunch of the asparagus took away from the squash. Loved the goat cheese with this! I roasted the squash yesterday and just wrapped it and kept in the fridge. I don't think roasting the squash added much to the dish - to save time a person could steam it in the microwave cut-side down in a bit of water in a baking dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2014
It was not good. I had added pork to make it more of a meal and that was the only substitution I made but we ended the night unsatisfied with this meal. I really don't get why it's rated so highly. And I can cook so it's not operator error! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2014
Delicious and filling! Husband and I agreed this needs more goat cheese next time. Served as an entree but would also make an excellent side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2014
Great! Easy to prepare. Simple ingredients making complex flavors. Didn't have goat cheese used feta and Parmesan instead. Didn't have broth used a little water. Would make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2014
I was looking for something different to do with spaghetti squash and I'm so glad I tried this! The texture difference the asparagus adds was very nice. However the flavor was absolutely amazing fo rbeing so simple! I followed this recipe exactly as written. The goat cheese added a nice touch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2014
Quick easy and healthy. You can really add in anything you'd like. Next time I'm going to toss in some sun-dried tomatoes for added color and taste and chicken for more protein. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
So good and easy! I used a shallot instead of the onion and skipped the thyme also added walnuts. This will be in regular rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2014
This dish was a hit with everyone in my family. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! The goat cheese was what made it over the top for us. I will make this again and will double it so there is a chance for some leftovers. Read More
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