Spaghetti Squash Primavera

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Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella ' easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!

Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella – easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!Spaghetti Squash Primavera

I love swapping pasta for spaghetti squash, especially with dishes that are saucy and flavorful. This dish turned out wonderful, and if you're trying to cut back on meat you won't miss it! More spaghetti squash recipes I love, Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese, Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Bowls and Spaghetti Squash with Beef Ragu.

This recipe was inspired after watching a marathon of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, but this time we actually decided to go to the nearest DDD restaurant, The Pit Stop which was featured on the show for their spaghetti squash primavera.

Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella – easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!

As a spaghetti squash lover myself, I ordered it and loved it and knew I wanted to re-make this at home. Super easy to make and you can use whatever vegetables you like ' I used broccoli, carrots and zucchini but you can use asparagus, eggplant or bell peppers. To speed this up I made the spaghetti squash in the microwave which takes only about 8 minutes to cook, but if you have more time you can make it in the oven, the directions below are for both.

Of course, I had to top mine with fresh mozzarella which was just made and still warm when I bought it this morning! Leave the cheese out for vegan or dairy-free if you prefer. This dish comes together in less than 20 minutes, and you can easily double the recipe to make it 4 servings using a larger saute pan.

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella – easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!
Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella – easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!
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Spaghetti Squash Primavera

338Cals17Protein38Carbs14Fats
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 30mins
Yield: 2servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Italian
Spaghetti Squash Primavera is made with fresh vegetables simmered with a quick marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella ' easy, cheap, gluten-free and perfect for Meatless Mondays!

Ingredients

  • 1small spaghetti squash, you'll need 2 cups cooked
  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1tbspminced shallots
  • 1clovegarlic, crushed
  • 1/4cupred onion, diced
  • 1/4cupcelery, diced
  • 1/4cupcarrots, diced
  • 1cupbroccoli florets
  • 1/2cupdiced zucchini
  • 2cupshomemade marinara sauce
  • 1/2tbspgrated Pecorino Romano, or any good quality cheese
  • 3ozfresh mozzarella

Instructions

  • LONGER METHOD: Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and membrane. Season lightly with salt and black pepper; bake about 1 hour, or longer if needed on a baking sheet, cut side down.
  • FASTER METHOD: If you prefer the microwave, stab the squash with a knife all around and place on a microwave safe dish. Microwave 7-9 minutes or the skin gives when cut with a knife.
  • Once cooked, use a fork to scrape the strands out into a bowl.
  • In a medium saute pan heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the shallots, garlic, red onion, celery and carrots and cook 5 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the broccoli and zucchini and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the marinara sauce, increase heat to medium and simmer until the vegetables are tender crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of the spaghetti squash, Pecorino Romano and stir, adjust the salt and pepper to taste and cook 1 minute.
  • Divide the vegetables in two small casserole dishes, or you can use the shells of the spaghetti squash to make boats, then place under the broiler or in a hot oven until the cheese melts.

Nutrition

Serving: 13/4 cups, Calories: 338kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 897mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 16g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 8
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