Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Vegetable Sauce

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My seven year old has fallen in love with spaghetti squash and begs me to prepare it about once a week and I am happy to oblige.

Spaghetti squash has been a wonderful substitute for traditional pasta since I gave up gluten five years ago. It has a fun and crisp texture but very little flavor so it takes on whatever you pair it with.

When it comes to pasta sauce I love lots of fresh vegetables, sweet tomatoes and whatever herbs strikes my fancy in that moment.

This pasta sauce is simple, delicious and brimming with healthy nutrients so you can indulge all you want without any guilt.

Bon Appétit!

4.9 from 12 reviews
Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Vegetable Sauce
 
A simple and delicious blend of organic vegetables in a rich tomato base. with fresh herbs and cashew nuts make this pasta sauce an instant favorite. Ladled generously over a bed of spaghetti squash tossed in garlic it is heavenly!
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
For the Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbsp Cold Pressed olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • fresh ground salt and pepper
  • 1 cup organic vegetable broth
For the sauce
  • 1 small organic onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large organic zucchini
  • 1 large organic yellow zucchini
  • 2 stalks organic broccoli
  • 16 oz organic crushed stewed tomatoes
  • 5 oz organic tomato paste
  • 1to 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • fresh herbs of your choice
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Preparing the spaghetti squash
  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
  3. Rub fresh ground slat and pepper on both halves then pace in a shallow dish cut side down.
  4. Add vegetable broth. You should have about an inch of liquid. Add more broth or dilute with water if needed.
  5. Bake in the oven until cooked, about ½ hour.squash is cooked, remove from oven and remove flesh from skin using a fork.
Making the Sauce
  1. Heat olive oil a large skillet.
  2. Add onion and sauté for two minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté 2 more minutes.
  4. Cube zucchini, yellow squash and broccoli and add to pan.
  5. Sauté for a few minutes stirring to make sure vegetables don't stick to pan.
  6. Reduce heat, add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable broth and herbs.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Simmer until vegetables are cooked, about half an hour. Sauce will have reduced and have a rich consistency.
  9. Add cashews, stir and remove from heat.
Putting it all together
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add squash and toss in garlic and oil.
  3. Serve hot and ladle with sauce.

About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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Comments

  1. Michelle L says:

    veggies!

  2. this recipe sounds delicious the squash looks great on the spaghetti wanna try this

  3. We love spaghetti squash too! The homemade chunky veggie sauce sounds great.

  4. Thank you for sharing this with us, it sounds very healthy.

  5. Sue Harding says:

    This sounds so good and I love using the Nate’s meatless meatballs.

  6. I’ve never made spaghetti squash before. Recipe looks yummy.

  7. I’ve never made this before either. Gonna try this. Thanks!

  8. Michelle L says:

    yummy

  9. sandy weinstein says:

    i love squash, any type of squash. the spaghetti squash is so good to eat as reg spaghetti b/c it is better for you, less calories, and fat. i have made this many times and love it, i use lots of veggies with my sauce as well.

  10. I’ve never tried spaghetti squash. I like the mild flavor, it might be tasty. I have to have meat, I’d probably add some boneless, skinless chicken breast

  11. James Donovan says:

    Sounds amazing

  12. What a great recipe , I never thought about adding squash to my spaghetti , I have added avocado’s and also banana to my recipe..

  13. Jennifer Shelton says:

    This looks amazing! I would love to try it on angel hair!

  14. Emily Endrizzi says:

    We had spaghetti squash not too long ago for the first time. It was surprisingly good. Your sauce looks amazing. I will have to try it next time.

  15. Rebecca Brewer says:

    My family loves this. I however, can barely stand to be in the building if any squash is being cooked. It’s amazing what you can do for the sake of your children:)

  16. My family loves spaghetti but I have never tried spaghetti squash before, i’ll definitely try making it soon!

  17. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I would love to try this!I have never had spaghetti with squash before,it looks delicious though

  18. Hina momin says:

    Yummmy receip look is awesome thank u so much for the sharing

  19. Betsy Barnes says:

    I really like this recipe! You have so many yummy veggies, be even better with the veggies I pick up at our famers market when it opens 🙂

  20. I’ll make this next time my vegetarian daughter comes home.

  21. Jennifer Herman says:

    This looks great! I would like to try it!

  22. Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I love spaghetti squash. I love it with some butter and salt/pepper and garlic. OH MY GOODNESS so delicious.

  24. john hutchens says:

    Spaghetti squash is one of my family’s favorite veggies. The chunky vegetable sauce sounds very good. I like the addition of cashews . I am looking forward to making this recipe.

  25. alicia szemon says:

    what a good dinner! This seems like it would be very filling

  26. Michael Lambert says:

    I have been wanting to try Spaghetti Squash so I may have to give this recipe a try.

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