‘As Good as Pasta’ Creamy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash salad, creamy spaghetti squash, spaghetti squash recipeMy favorite kind of vegetarian dishes are those that feel like they aren’t. Nothing is worse than trying to pass off a side of veggies as an entree.

This vegetarian plate leaves nothing to be desired. It’s a warm, hearty plate of deliciousness that offers a ton a flavor — perfect for those frosty days. It gets its creaminess from the goat cheese, which I love paired with the bright lemon flavor, pine nuts and black olives (I’m kind of a black olive junky). It’s one of my favorite meals to throw into the mix when I’m getting tried of my usual proteins; it always crushes any boredom I’m having with my common dinner routine. Enjoy!

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Hearty Homemade Tomato Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

Homemade tomato sauce, tomato sauce with vegetablesA good, go-to tomato sauce is a must in every cooks arsenal of recipes.

I have a few different varieties depending on what it’s going over, but this is by far one my favorites. It goes with anything and incorporates some of my favorite veggies — Brussels, squash and zucchini — making it a filling standalone dish or a hearty topping over some spaghetti squash or thick eggplant slices.

You can switch up the vegetable assortment depending on your taste. I sometimes throw in some starchier options like sweet potato or butternut squash; broccoli florets or fresh peas make nice additions, as well.

This recipe makes a decent portion — I always have leftovers that me and husband eat throughout the week — and it keeps really well; sometimes even tasting better the following day. Enjoy!

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Oven-Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe: Easy and Nutritious

oven-baked spaghetti squash recipe, paleo spaghetti squashWhen in season, I eat spaghetti squash a few nights a week. It comes close to the “real thing” in appearance (hence the name) — sort of tricking your mind into thinking you are indulging — but it surpasses it’s gluten-heavy twin exponentially in its nutritional benefits.

Unlike a bowl of plain old spaghetti and marinara, spaghetti squash is loaded with vitamin A and potassium and is also packed with fiber — making it extremely filling — but it’s low in carbohydrates and calories — only 42 calories in a cup.

I often pair it with homemade marinara and turkey or chicken meatballs, or a hearty tomato sauce packed with vegetables.

Added bonus: It’s beyond easy to cook — requiring minimal prep — and one squash goes a long way, giving you at least two nights of dinner for two.

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