Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus


Spaghetti squash is an excellent healthy alternative to standard pastas, and is flavorful enough to stand on its own without a heavy sauce. Top with a little optional Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, or more as needed

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, or more to taste

  • 5 leaves fresh basil, chopped, or more to taste

  • 1 cup multi-colored cherry tomatoes, halved, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, or to taste


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

  2. Coat the inside of spaghetti squash with olive oil and place, cut-side down, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender and a fork can easily puncture the flesh, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and cool squash until easily handled, about 15 minutes.

  4. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over low heat; cook and stir asparagus until tender yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes.

  5. Shred the squash flesh using a fork to create long strands that resemble noodles. Mix squash and basil into asparagus, adding more coconut oil if too dry; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat and mix tomatoes and pine nuts into squash mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* 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.