Spaghetti Squash With Marinara Sauce

Print PrintShare with Friends

Filed Under: spaghetti squash with marinara sauce

Servs: 8   Makes: 8 servings   Prep:   Cook:

For a nutritious alternative to regular pasta, use spaghetti squash. Mild in flavor and easy to shred into strands once baked, spaghetti squash pairs well with a fresh Italian pasta sauce.

Click "Yummy!" if this recipe looks good to you. Learn more.

Have a suggestion/comment about this recipe? Let the community know here:

Ingredients [?]

If you see an ingredient you would like to add to your shopping list simply click the Add ingredient icon and the item will be saved in your "Home" under the "Shopping List" link
Change Serving Size
  • add   - 1 small spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)
  • add   - 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • add   - 2 shallots, minced
  • add   - 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • add   - 1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • add   - 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • add   - 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • add   - Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • add   - 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
  • add   - 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 1. Pierce the squash in several places with the tip of a knife. In a microwave oven, heat the squash on high (100%) for 15-18 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork, then let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes, until shallots are translucent.
  3. 3. Add the tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of the basil.
  4. 4. Halve the squash crosswise and scoop out the seeds. Scrape the inside of the squash among 8 plates and top each serving with sauce, remaining basil and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Dishes to enjoy recipe with...

Other Recipes You Might Like!

This is a nice recipe for when you are in the mood for marinara...
( more )
When we're in the mood for good home made spaghetti (we prefer ...
( more )
Spaghetti Squash is a delicious vegetable that tends to be a li...
( more )