Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Here’s all you needย  to know:

  • My cousin Serenity texted me his recipe last week.
  • I made it this weekend.
  • It is simple to make.
  • It is DELICIOUS!
  • You will LOVE it!
  • You should make it NOW (and thank me later)!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Jar spaghetti sauce – or equivalent of your own making (I used fresh tomatoes from my garden – peeled and seeded)
  • Veggies you love to saute (anything available in your fridge – I used onions, mushrooms, peppers, more tomatoes, and broccoli)
  • The amount of garlic you LOVE.

Directions:

1. Put your spaghetti squash in a pot, cover it with water, bring it to a boil and boil for approximately 20 minutes or until a fork pokes easily into it.

2. Remove the squash from the pot (carefully) and cut it in half. Remove the seeds and discard (you can actually do this before boiling if you’d like to save the seeds to grow more spaghetti squashes).

spaghetti squash

3. Scoop the string-like squash (yes, like spaghetti – hence the name) away from the outer skin and place into a casserole dish. I found this very easy to do after the squash was cooked.

spaghetti squash in casserole dish

4. In a separate pan saute your choice of veggies.

Here’s what I did:

  • added 1 tablespoon of canola oil to a pan over medium high heat
  • added 1 chopped medium yellow onion and let it cook until translucent
  • added about 2 cups of chopped white mushrooms
  • added about 1 cup of chopped pepper
  • added about 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (yes, I like garlic)

minced garlic

  • added some pre-steamed broccoli.

5. Add a jar of spaghetti sauce or equivalent of homemade sauce to pan over veggies. Combine and heat through.

mixed sauteed veggies

6. Pour pan of sauce and veggies into casserole dish over spaghetti squash.

7. Place into a 350 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes.

spaghetti Squash Casserole

~ Enjoy and hope you have left-overs to take to the office the next day…sadly, I didn’t!

 

 

Lita

3 Comments on Meatless Monday – Spaghetti Squash Casserole

  1. Jessica Anne
    August 24, 2011 at 9:14 pm (6 years ago)

    Yum! Can’t wait until I start getting spaghetti squash in my CSA box!

  2. Nadia
    August 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm (6 years ago)

    Looks so delicious! :)

    I’m preparing something like that for my “fresh from the garden” workshop today, but I’m using raw zucchinis for the spaghetti part :)

    • Lita
      August 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh I bet the raw zucchinis will be delicious!!! My garden just hasn’t given me that many zucchini this year…not sure if it’s because we didn’t get the hot days we usually do. I so wish I was coming to your workshop!!!