Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 2-4 lb Spaghetti Squash or 2 small
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 1 Zucchini diced
  • 1 cup Cremini Mushrooms diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 can Whole tomatoes San Marzano style is our favourite!
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3-5 Basil leaves to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, slice squash in half and remove seed. Brush with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast on a pan, cut side down, for 45 minutes or until strings are easily pulled. Spaghetti squash may release some water while cooking, so squeeze out the squash in a clean cloth before serving.
  • While spaghetti squash is cooking, start your sauce. In a saucepan over medium high, heat olive oil until shimmering. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add carrots and zucchini and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté until mushrooms have released their water. Lastly, add garlic and sauté for one more minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and basil and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer and cook on low with lid for 30 minutes. Once sauce has reduced, add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
  • Top spaghetti squash with sauce and sprinkle with extra basil and parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie-packed marinara with spaghetti squash
Calories
215
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4.5
g
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fibre
 
8
g
33
%
Sugars
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
4.5
g
9
%
Sodium
 
228
mg
10
%
*5% or less is a little, 15% or more is a lot

Tips & Notes

Sauce too acidic? Add a pinch of sugar, it will offset the acidity in the tomatoes.
Picky eaters at home?  Puree your sauce before serving to hide some of the veggies.

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