Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale & Veggie Tomato Sauce

I was only introduced to spaghetti squash about a year ago. Being someone that doesn’t each a lot of squash, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was working as a family nanny at the time and was asked to prepare a very basic recipe, with few ingredients. I loved how easy it was to prepare and was instantly hooked. It is a great low carb, low calorie substitute for traditional pasta, and in my opinion, tastes just as great! Below is my recipe for Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale & Veggie Tomato sauce.

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Ingredients:
Spaghetti Squash
Can of whole, peeled tomatoes
1/2 green pepper, diced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
3/4 cup baby carrots, chopped
1/2 cooking onion, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil
fresh parmesan or mozzarella to garnish (optional)

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees (bake). Cut your spaghetti squash in half (lengthwise) and remove all of the seeds.

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Drizzle both sides of your spaghetti squash with olive oil. Crush one clove of garlic onto each half of squash. Spread evenly with a fork. Season with salt and pepper.

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Place the spaghetti squash (seasoned side down) on a baking sheet, and bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes.

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Chop the kale, peppers, onion, and carrots and set aside.

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Empty the can of tomatoes into a large bowl (including juices) and crush the tomatoes with your hands.

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In a large saucepan, saute onion and 1 clove of garlic. Once aromatic and clear, add the crushed tomatoes (and juices) and let cook for 5 minutes on medium-high heat.

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Add the kale, carrots, and peppers to the sauce. Let it simmer for 20-30 mins ( until spaghetti squash is done).

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Grate some fresh parmesan or mozzarella and set aside-to top your spaghetti squash ( this is optional).

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After 35-45 minutes, remove spaghetti squash from oven.

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Scrape out the inside contents of the squash with a fork, here is where it takes the shape of spaghetti. Mix the squash well in a large bowl, ensuring the garlic and pepper is spread around evenly.

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Serve the spaghetti squash with the kale & veggie sauce, garnished with mozzarella cheese.

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Or you can enjoy it on its own!

Enjoy!

Anna

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7 thoughts on “Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale & Veggie Tomato Sauce

  1. Yum!! I’m surprised how many people have never heard of Spaghetti Squash. My Mother-in-law is very adventurous with fruits and veggies and introduced me to this wonderful squash. I could eat the whole thing plain…but this sounds really yummy

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