"Spaghetti" Squash Pasta  
"Spaghetti" Squash Pasta
By Dr. Carolyn Marocco, N.D.

Attention Pasta Lovers! Have you ever wished someone would find a way to make pasta without all those pesky carbs?
 
 

“Spaghetti” Squash Pasta

Ingredients:
1 Spaghetti Squash
Garlic
Sea Salt
Organic Butter or Olive oil
Marinara Sauce (recipe included)

Directions:
1) There are two ways to prepare a Spaghetti Squash. Choose the one that is best for you.

  • Cut the squash lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and then cook for 30 minutes at 375° by laying the rind side down in a baking dish. (Please note, this allows for shorter cooking time but it can be difficult to cut a raw squash)
  • OR puncture the squash with a sharp knife several times and place it into a baking dish whole. Cook at 375° for 1 hour. Cut lengthwise and remove the seeds. Use caution as it will be very hot!

2) After cooking the squash and removing the seeds, simply use a fork to shred each side into a large bowl. The strands will look like spaghetti!

3) Stir in garlic, sea salt and butter or olive oil to taste.

4) Add a jar of sugar-free marinara sauce or use the recipe below to make your own.

Marinara Sauce

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion
28 oz stewed tomatoes
1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Heat pan on medium heat.
  • Add olive oil, garlic and onions.
  • Stir until soft then add remaining ingredients.
  • Stir occasionally and reduce heat to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve over Spaghetti squash.