This simple preparation of herb and garlic spaghetti squash is delicious as a side dish on its own, or toss it in a green salad for added flavor and texture.
Spaghetti squash is nutritionally better to white pasta, which doesn’t contain much nutritional content or vitamins. Spaghetti squash contains vitamin A and vitamin C, which can help prevent free radical damage to cells. This squash is also rich in the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function.
Herb and Garlic Spaghetti Squash Ingredients
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (parsley, basil, cilantro, chives, etc.)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
- Cut off the top of the squash. Slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard (or toast them for a tasty snack).
- With a fork, poke a few holes in the skin of the squash. Place on baking sheet and rub with olive oil.
- Bake until fork tender, about 45-55 minutes. If your squash is relatively small you want to start checking for doneness about 40 minutes.
- While the squash is baking, chop herbs and garlic and put in a bowl.
- With a fork, scrape the inside of the squash against the grain to loosen the strands so it resembles spaghetti. Put in the bowl with the herbs and garlic and mix until combined.
- Add Parmesan cheese if desired.
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The chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U.
Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and overpriced coffee.
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