Trying to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet? Check out this recipe for Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash and see how hearty, filling and delicious a meatless meal can be!
Squash is abundant this time of year. One of the reasons I love it is that it will keep for weeks on your counter so there is no pressure to use it right away (unlike most produce that is quick-to-perish). I appreciate that, especially when schedules change and menu plans get thrown out the window. And while most people enjoy some version of squash as a side dish (usually heavy with butter and brown sugar), it's rarely the star at any meal. Not with this recipe. Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash is a quick and easy main meal that my whole family enjoys because it tastes - and looks - much like a common pasta with fresh tomato sauce recipe.
I'm looking for more ways to use squash, and I'd love to hear from all you squash-lovers out there: do you ever serve squash as a main meal? Share your tried and true favorites with us!
Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash
- 3-4 pound spaghetti squash halved lengthwise and seeded
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 ½ cups halved grape tomatoes
- ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup sliced black olives
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the baking sheet. Bake until you can poke a sharp knife into the squash with little resistance, about 35-45 minutes. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes and cook briefly, about 1 minute. You only want to warm the tomatoes.
- Use a large fork to shred the "spaghetti" from the squash and place the strands in a large bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.