Squash your Pasta

3.6 of 5 (39)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 265.5
  • Total Fat: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,050.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 11.0 g

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A delicious alternative to pasta. A delicious alternative to pasta.
Number of Servings: 6


    6 cups spaghetti squash
    2 cups spaghetti/marinara sauce (tomato sauce)
    36 slices of pepperoni
    6 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated


Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
Place face down on a baking sheet and bake at 400* for 40-50 minutes or until done.
Once cooked, remove from oven and use the tines of a fork to remove the squash from the skin and place in a bowl.
Heat sauce in the microwave until hot and pour over squash. Top with pepperoni and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TFLAHERTY.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I prick spaghetti squash all over with a fork, microwave on high for 3 minutes, turn it over and microwave 2 minutes more, then let is sit for 5 minutes before cutting open. - 2/14/09

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    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Spaghetti squash are bears to cut in half! That said, I like this, but my kids didn't. If you want to try something a little different, I added about a cup of the leftover squash (no sauce!) to a pot of chili. It gave it a really good, fresh flavor. - 2/14/09

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    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    OR steam the squash- Microwave 1 minute, cut in 1/2 length wise, place in 1 inch water in pan, cover pan, bring to boil, simmer for 12 minutes- let cool. Scoop out squash- it shreds as you scoop it out. Serve with sauce. I make this once a week to replace pasta. - 2/14/09

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE spag squash!!! We roast ours whole then cut in half. Very easy and wonderfully tasty. If you use marinara sauce, ground lean meat and veggies, you can have a plate full of comfort with few calories. - 2/17/09

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    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I use spaghetti squash quite a bit, using the prick with a fork/microwave method to cut the squash open. I won't be adding pepperoni to it, but turkey meatballs & mushrooms with the sauce make a good dish. Just plain, sprayed with butter sub., S & P, and parm is good too! - 2/14/09