Spaghetti squash is actually super easy to make it just takes more time then wheat based pasta. If time is not a factor it is a great way to have a gluten free meal that taste great. This recipe is for a spaghetti squash pesto pasta but you can technically make the sauce whatever you want using the same principles. If you want to simplify the recipe even more you can buy a pre-made pesto sauce. If you are cooking for a group of more then two people this can be a very economical healthy meal to make as the ingredients wont cost you very much.
1 Spaghetti Squash around 3lbs
1 Small Jar of Pre-made Pesto
1 Block of Parmesan Cheese
If you want fresh pesto here are ingredients you will need
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
3 Cups of Basil
2 Cloves of Garlic
1/4 Cup of Pine Nuts
3/4 Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Throw in the spaghetti squash whole for about 60 minutes.
Remove the spaghetti squash from the oven and cut in half and take out the seeds.
If the spaghetti squash is not cooked/stringy enough place back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
While the squash is in the oven you can either start to make your pesto or use a pre-made pesto. Warm up the pre-made pesto in a skillet or place the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped before adding in the olive oil continuing until fully incorporated. Next move to a bowl and add in the Parmesan and salt and pepper - Mix them in.
Finally once the squash is ready remove from the oven and start to shred the inside of the squash with a fork and place it in the skillet or bowl with the pesto. Mix the two together to the pesto and squash is evenly distributed. Serve.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as I do. If you have any comments please leave them below and I'll be happy to answer them as soon as I can! Happy cooking!!!